Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter


mapScandinavia has many mountainous areas with about half the land area is made up of mountainous and rugged terrain. Most of these areas are found in Norway which is almost entirely mountainous. These areas spill over the border into the western parts of Sweden also. In the north of Sweden these border areas culminate into arguably the wildest regions in Scandinavia.

Throughout the peninsular there are many magnificent mountain areas where the mountains are less than 2000 metres. Some of these likes the Lyngen Alps, Summore Alps, Romsdalen, Lofoten Islands are perhaps more spectacular than areas with regions over 2000 metres. Unfortunately, these areas are not covered on this website or in the books, as this would make the project too unwieldy but they should if no way be dismissed as inferior because they do not make the height of 2000 metres. Indeed in many of these areas the mountains soar some 1800 metres straight out of the fjords; while in the areas where the mountains are over 2000 metres they usually rise up from the surrounding valleys which lie at about 1000 metres.

The 137 mountains over 2000 metres in Scandinavia are located in 7 distinct areas namely; Jotunheimen, Breheimen, Reinheimen, Dovrefjell, Rondane, Sarek and Kebnekaise. Jotunheimen comprises 75% of all the mountains over 2000 with some 101 mountains and this area is further divided up into the 14 massifs which compose it. In all there are 20 different areas with mountains over 2000 metres. In most of these 20 areas in addition to their being mountains over 2000 meters there are also some subsidiary peaks over 2000 metres which are not distinct mountains but secondary peaks on the main mountain. These are listed below also. For more clarification on what is a distinct mountain and what is a secondary peak see the Massifs, Mountains and Peaks page.

Of these 137 mountains only about 12 are grade III - grade IV climbs. At the other extreme there are about 40 mountains where it is possible to ski up and down in the winter/spring season. The majority of the remaining 85 mountains will involve some degree of scrambling or a glacier crossing to reach the preferred ascent route.

Area Mountains Peaks Information Status
Hurrungane 14
11 Completed
Stølsnos Massif (Jotunheimen) 3
0 Completed
Uranos Massif (Jotunheimen) 4
0 Completed
Rauddalen Area (Jotunheimen) 10 0 Completed
Visbretind (Jotunheimen) 5 3 Completed
Slettmark Mesmog Massif (Jotunheimen) 9
5 Completed
Kalvehøgdi Massif (Jotunheimen) 3
3 Completed
Knutshols Tjønnhols Massif (Jotunheimen) 5
8 Partially completed
Smørstabb Massif (Jotunheimen) 11
11 Partially completed
Galdhøpiggen Massif (Jotunheimen) 13 16 Partially completed
Memuru Veo Massif (Jotunheimen) 13 17 Partially completed
Sjødalen (Jotunheimen) 3 3 Partially completed
Glittertind Massif (Jotunheimen) 6 6 Partially completed
Kvitingskjølen (Jotunheimen) 2 0 Partially completed
Breheimen 14 5 Partially completed
Reinheimen 1 0 Partially completed
Rondane 8
2 Completed
Dovrefjell 6
5 Partially completed
Sarek 4 3 Partially completed
Kebnekaise 3 1 Partially completed

Areas with mountains over 2000m