It is not unusual to include Besseggen, Galdhøpiggen and or Glittertinden in the same hike. Many guest stay at Bessheim for several days, and spend their days walking these hikes. It takes 1.3 hours (105km) to drive from Bessheim to Juvasshytta/Juvass Cabin or to Spiterstulen. In which case you drive via Randsverk and central Lom. Juvasshytta/Juvass cabin lies 1800 MASL. and you have to go in a group of people with interconnected ropes with a tour guide across Styggbreen. Show up by Juvasshytta/Juvass cabin in the morning. For schedule and information about the hike to Galdhøpiggen, see www.juvasshytta.no From Spiterstulen you start from 1100 MASL height. From here you may walk on your own, because on this hike there is no glacier to cross.
You can hike up Galdhøpiggen by ski from Juvasshytta (1840MASL) The road opens May 10th winter wheels or even chain wheels are recommended here this time of year. Feel free to make a call ahead to acquire information about the road conditions here. There is a toll road and you may park your car at Juvasshytta. From juvasshytta to the top you might spend approximately two or two and a half hours. You may attach your skies by the cabin and hike by skies all the way to the top. But most people take of their skies and walk from morena on Styggebrean and up Piggeura. This is the most demanding part of the hike, but the conditions are usually nice this time of year. You might want to bring gaiters, because often there is freshly fallen snow. Should you wish to hike before May 16th, you have to take the route from Raubergstulen 1100MASL. Estimate 2.5 hours extra travel time should you choose this alternative before the road opens.
Beware: The route is unmarked! Remember to bring a map and compass, the weather may change extremely suddenly up on the high mountain.