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FØNHUSSTIGEN along the KVERRVILLJUVET

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FØNHUSSTIGEN along the KVERRVILLJUVET Photo: www.valdresibilder.no
FØNHUSSTIGEN along the KVERRVILLJUVET Photo: www.valdresibilder.no
FØNHUSSTIGEN along the KVERRVILLJUVET Photo: valdresibilder.no
FØNHUSSTIGEN along the KVERRVILLJUVET Photo: valdresibilder.no

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Easy
Duration
  • 3 hours
Landscape
  • Forest
Season:
June - September

Contact information

Description

The Kverrvilljuvet is a fascinating gorge of the river Hølera.

Length: ca. 2,5 km one way
Duration: ca. 1−1,5 hrs up
Hight difference: ca. 300 meters
Suitable for children: from approx. 5 years
Parking: at Hølera community centre (signed towards Sæterbygda, approx. 200 m up the road, to the left)


Directions
From Bagn, drive South on the E16 for approx. 10 km. Turn right towards Sæterbygda, just after passing the bridge over the river Hølera. Drive another 200 m. and park by the Hølera School / community center.

Description
Follow the same road back to the E16 by foot, cross the river and continue to the left into the woods until you meet a farmer road/tractor road. Continue on this road until you arrive to an open area (Fossen) where there’s a small cabin. Keep following the road to the right and then through a sharp left curve.  When you return to the river, look for the blue markings to the left, and follow the path along the river and across a stream. By Svaet, there is a nice area for swimming. Keep following the same path to the viewpoint, overlooking the gorge.

Before the viewpoint, a marked trail leads down to a cave in the river, Trollstugu, which the local author Mikjel Fønhus wrote about in his novel “Skriket fra Kverviljuvet” (translates to “The cry from the Kvervil Gorge”). At low water level late in the season you can wade into the cave. But this tour is also very rewarding in late spring/early summer, when the river goes high during the snow melting and thunders down towards the valley Begnadalen. Return on the same route back to the car.

Equipment
Light walking shoes, appropriate clothing, someting to eat and drink

Nearest accommodation
Nord Garthus Kultur- og Kursgard, www.nord-garthus.com (prebooking)
Piltingsrud Gard, www.piltingsrudgard.no (prebooking)
Morudstranda Camping, www.morudstranda.no

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  • Hiking Hiking

Facilities

  • Season

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

    • forest area
    • forest
  • Grading

    • easy
  • Duration

    • 3 hours
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FØNHUSSTIGEN along the KVERRVILLJUVET

The Kverrvilljuvet is a fascinating gorge of the river Hølera. Length: ca. 2,5 km one way Duration: ca. 1−1,5 hrs up Hight difference: ca. 300...

FØNHUSSTIGEN along the KVERRVILLJUVET

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