Scandinavian Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointGaldhøpiggen (2469 m/8100 ft)
CountriesSweden (55%), Norway (40%), Finland (5%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesNorrbotten (13%), Västerbotten (7%), Jämtland (7%), Finnmark (6%), Lappi (5%), Nordland (5%), Dalarnas (4%), Västra Götaland (4%), Hedmark (3%), Troms (3%), Oppland (3%), Västernorrland (3%), Nord-Trøndelag (3%), Värmland (3%), Gävleborg (2%), Sør-Trøndelag (2%), Sogn og Fjordane (2%), Hordaland (2%), Telemark (2%), Møre og Romsdal (2%), Buskerud (2%), Östergötland (2%), Kalmar (1%), Skåne (1%), Jönköping (1%), Örebro (1%), Kronoberg (1%), Rogaland (1%), Aust-Adger (1%), Uppsala (1%), Vest-Agder (1%), Södermanland (1%), Västmanland (1%), Stockholm (1%), Halland (1%), Akershus (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area803,926 sq km / 310,396 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,762 km / 1,095 mi North-South
1,320 km / 820 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long63° 14' N; 17° 58' E
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Map of Scandinavian Mountains
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Scandinavian Mountains.
Scandinavia-European ArcticLevel 2 (Parent)
         SvalbardLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Western Russian Arctic IslandsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Norwegian Sea IslandsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Scandinavian MountainsLevel 3
                 South Norway MountainsLevel 4 (Child)
         Finland-Kola-Karelia AreaLevel 3 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Scandinavian Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Galdhøpiggen24698100South Norway Mountains
2.Glittertinden24658087South Norway Mountains
3.Store Skagastølstinden24057890South Norway Mountains
4.Styggedalstinden Store Østtoppen23877831South Norway Mountains
5.Skardstinden23737785South Norway Mountains
6.Vesle Galdhøpiggen23697772South Norway Mountains
7.Surtningssue23687769South Norway Mountains
8.Store Memurutinden23647756South Norway Mountains
9.Gjertvasstinden23517713South Norway Mountains
10.Store Hellstugutinden23457694South Norway Mountains
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Galdhøpiggen24698100South Norway Mountains

Photos of Peaks in the Scandinavian Mountains


Galdopiggen is a fine rocky peak. View from the north approach (1993-07-17).

The hike to the summit of the highest snow peak in Norway is a long trip across the tundra (1993-07-18).

From the summit of Storehaugen, the panorama of the Norwegian fjords spread out below is simply awe-inspiring (1993-07-19).

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