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Trail to Kyrakampen and Knutsholoa

Kyrakampen, 979 m above sea level, is north-west of Austlid Fjellstue. The summit offers incredible views of Skeikampen and parts of the Peer Gynt Mountain Road, plus Jotunheimen and Rondane further in the distance. The terrain is easy, with a little climbing up a steep slope just at the beginning. The trail starts at Austlid Fjellstue and runs down towards the car park by the water.

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Medium
Duration
  • 4 hours
Landscape
  • Mountain
  • Forest
Season:
May - October

Contact information

Description

Follow the gravel road from Austlid Fjellstue to the left. At the crossroads where the road goes off to the left you’ll find a path leading up to Kyrakampen.
Follow the path over the hill – this is the toughest part of the whole trail. Follow the tractor track until it stops at a cabin. Here the trail turns off to the left, past the small brook. After about 1 hour, you’ll have reached Ulvtjernet lake and from here it is another 30 min or so to the top.

You can also visit Knutsholoa, a silver mine from 1850. Follow one of the paths down the north face of the mountain. The mine entrance is around 40 m long and ends in an 8 m deep hole. You therefore need to take a torch with you. The mine is named after Knut Rasmussen (b.1792), who was considered a “wise man” in his time. He tracked down water and lost livestock. When he predicted a large seam of silver in Kyrakampen, he was believed and mining started. Despite several attempts over the years, no silver has ever been found.

Follow the same path back, or continue east on the path to Tresnipp Sætra and follow the road back to Austlid.

Trail marking

This hike is signposted and the level of difficulty indicated by colour-coded icons. Green is easiest, blue is moderate, red is demanding, and black is very demanding.

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Transportation


Skeikampen is situated about 3 hours north of Oslo and 35 minutes north of Lillehammer. Trains from Oslo and Trondheim call at Lillehammer. In the season, local bus 265 will take you from Lillehammer to Skei, but not directly to Austlid. Driving directions from the south: Follow the E6 north to Lillehammer, but continue beyond the Lillehammer turn-off. Take the Gausdal exit (Route 255). Toll road. Follow the road through Segalstad Bru towards Svingvold. Turn left at Svingvold (Skeisvegen Road). Follow the road about 10 km to Skeikampen.Take a left turn about 0.5 km before you arrive at Skeikampen (Austlidvegen Road). Follow this road for 4 km and keep left when you arrive at Veslesetervannet Lake. Then take the right-hand turn for Austlid. Driving directions from the north: Follow the E6 south to Tretten. At Tretten, turn off towards Gausdal and Skei (Route 254). After 8 km, you will arrive at Svingvold. Turn right towards Skei (Skeisvegen Road) and follow this road about 10 km until you arrive at Skeikampen. Take a left turn about 0.5 km before you arrive at Skeikampen (Austlidvegen Road). Follow this road for 4 km and keep left when you arrive at Veslesetervannet Lake. Then take the right-hand turn for Austlid.

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Trail to Kyrakampen and Knutsholoa

Follow the gravel road from Austlid Fjellstue to the left. At the crossroads where the road goes off to the left you’ll find a path leading up to Kyra...

Trail to Kyrakampen and Knutsholoa

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