Join our guides to Mt Lodalskåpa
Lodalskåpa, aka “The Vestland queen”, is the highest summit on Jostedals Glacier. This can be a demanding trip for those who want to set foot on the summit but the spectacular and exciting nature of this trip far out weight the efforts.
The trip starts at the idyllic Bødalssetra, one of the most famous trailhead for trips on Jostedalsbreen. Once on the summit, you will have a 360° view, where you can look down towards Jostedal in Sogn, the crevasses in Småttene and the western reaches of the Jostedal glacier.
This trip is a classic in the area and the experience of a lifetime for many with 3 glaciers to cross before the final climb and Bratta-bakken (a 700 vertical meters climb in one go). During the last push to the summit, you will have the possibility to secure yourself with ropes if we think the scrambling are a little bit to demanding. A trip that got everything; vertical meters, long streches, glaciers, easy scrambling and the feeling of standing on the roof of Norway.
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Demanding – This is a demanding trip. Excellent physical condition is needed for the 10 to 13 hours hike.
Remember that you need a insurance that covers hiking.
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First ascent of Lodalskåpa
In 1844, Gabriel Rustøy ascended Lodalskåpa. Other evidence suggest the first ascent could have been as early as in 1820 by Gottfried Bohr.
Travel to Bødalen
The closest community to the starting point is Stryn. You can get there by car, bus or airplane.
Looking for your way to Stryn? Google Maps is there for you! Click on this link to find your way there.
Oslo – Stryn 476 km
Bergen – Stryn 296 km
Trondheim – Stryn 404 km
Follow this link to find the time schedule for buses. Your Norwegian isn’t on par? Look in the upper right corner of the web page to translate into English.