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Reach the summit Hartevassnuten from central Hovden

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Reach the summit Hartevassnuten from central Hovden Photo: Kirsten Leira
Reach the summit Hartevassnuten from central Hovden Photo: Kirsten leira
Reach the summit Hartevassnuten from central Hovden Photo: Kirsten Leira
A taste of the high mountains - also accessible for children. With central Hovden as a starting point, the summit is reached within one hour.

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Medium
Duration
  • 3 hours
Landscape
  • Mountain
  • Forest
Season:
June - October

Contact information

Description

From central Hovden there are marked hiking trails to four summits. The 1068-metre Hartevassnuten is one of those. From here, there are magnificent views of Hovden and the surrounding mountains. This is a great family hike, suitable for children aged 5 and upwards.

There are some steep sections and rock-covered slopes along the path, which takes you from birch forest to above the tree line. In some places it gets slippery during rain, so we recommend solid footwear.

How do we get to the starting point?
The hike begins in the centre of Hovden, where you may park your car. This is where the Tourist Information is located. Take national route no. 9 up the hill, before turning right. This is where the marked trail starts, and it is easy to find.
The first part of the trail goes though a cabin area. To reach the summit, you have to negotiate some steep sections. On your way, you get to see Hovden from above. From the summit, there are magnificent views of Hovden and the surrounding mountains.
You may choose to return the same way, or continue on the path, making it a round trip. Follow the blue markings and the descent will take you through some rock-covered slopes and bogs further down, before it encounters the road in the cabin area.
This 6.5-kilometre hike takes approximately 2 ½ hours.

Accommodation
At Hovden there is a wide selection of accommodation alternatives: hotels, cabins and apartments. For further information, see www.hovden.com.

Categories

  • Hiking Hiking

Facilities

  • Season

    • august
    • july
    • june
    • september
    • october
  • Nature and terrain

    • lookout point
    • view
    • mountains
    • forest
  • Grading

    • medium
  • Duration

    • 3 hours
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Reach the summit Hartevassnuten from central Hovden

Reach the summit Hartevassnuten from central Hovden

From central Hovden there are marked hiking trails to four summits. The 1068-metre Hartevassnuten is one of those. From here, there are magnificent...

Reach the summit Hartevassnuten from central Hovden

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