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Stryn Summer Ski CentreThere are three Summer Ski Centres in Norway, all of them are located on glaciers. The biggest is Stryn Summer Ski Centre, which are located on a glacier arm of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier. Galdhøpiggen Summer Ski Centre is the one with the highest altitude in Norway. There they usually have great snow conditions until October. It is located at the Juvbreen Glacier close to the Juvasshytta Mountain Lodge below Galdhøpiggen, Norways highest mountain (2469 metres above sea level). Folgefonna Summer Ski Centre is located at the north end of the Folgefonna Glacier, close to Jondalen in Hardanger. After a day skiing on the glacier, you need a swim in the fjord. Only a short drive, and you can cool down in the Hardangerfjord. Read more about the Summer Ski Centres below.

 
 
 

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Stryn Summerski Centre (1065m-1600m) at Tystigbreen glacier beside the old Strynefjell road is a popular summerskicenter in Norway. Open approximately end of may or beginning of june, depending of how much snow there is on the road. The ski centre have two lifts, one chairlift up to the glacier and one T-Bar lift on the glacier.At the top of the Glacier you can also try cross-country-skiing. There are many offpist possibilities in the area, this is very good in june while there is still much snow in the mountains. The ski centre has a total height of fall of 535 metres. You can rent slalom, telemark and snowboard.

There are lots of places to stay in the area, there's always crowded with skiers at Folven Camping in Hjelledalen. You can stay in tent or huts, they also have rooms for rent. Einetappen is a popular "Afterski-Pub" at Folven. There are also a Hotel and other Camping Sites beside the Strynsvatnet Lake. See pictures from Stryn Summer Ski Centre below (Photos: Ian Sharp).

 
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Panorama Stryn Summerski (9 MB)
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Galdhøpiggen Summer Ski Centre (1840m - 2150m) at Juvbreen Glacier below Norway's highest mountain Galdhøpiggen (2469m) is the Summer Ski Centre with the highest altitude in Norway. The slope are 1500 metres long with a vertical fall of 300 metres. Possibilities for powder snow all summer. Opens approximately late may, the season last normally until October. The Ski Centre have one lift, a T-Bar lift at the glacier.

Ski and snowboard rental at the restaurant at the base of the ski centre. There are many skiing possibilities in the area, you can cross the Styggebreen Glacier and ski to the top of Galdhøpiggen at early spring. Later it can be dangerous to cross the glacier, but then there are guiding to the top (glacier equipment must be used, rope etc.) You can stay at Raubergstulen, Juvasshytta, down at the Youth Hostel and Camping at Galdesand or in Lom.

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Panorama Galdhøpiggen Summerski (8 MB)
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Folgefonna Summer Ski Centre
Folgefonna Summer Ski Centre are located at the north side of Folgefonna Glacier, close to Jondalen in Hardanger. Here you have a fantastic mix of fjords, valleys, mountains and glaciers. After a day skiing on the glacier, you should have a swim in the fjord. Only a short drive from the glacier, and you can cool down in the Hardangerfjord. Hardanger is close to Bergen, the gateway to the fjords.

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