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Read more: Myrhønna, innteikna rute
Read more: Myrhønna, innteikna rute
Myrhønna, the most distinctive mountain in Jostedalen, is a landmark. For centuries the pyramid-shaped peak, buttressed by the Geisdalsfossen waterfall, has been a popular motif with painters and photographers. From the summit you can see both the Jotunheimen range and the Jostedalsbreen glacier.

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Medium
  • 3 hours
  • Mountain
June - September

Contact information


About 4 km south of Gjerde, cross the bridge over the Jostedøla river in the direction of Espe. Turn right on a paved toll road 400 metres beyond the school and community centre. Follow this winding access road all the way up to Vanndalsvatnet lake, above the treeline, and park there. Myrhønna is now to the northwest.

Walk across heather moors, heading for the gap to the north-northeast, which is called Mannen. The path is easy to find, even though it is not well marked. You can follow sheep tracks, but these are not always the best route.

From the gap, follow the ridge in a westerly direction. The trail here is a little steep at first and then somewhat undulating, but on reaching the summit you are rewarded with an outstanding view of Jostedalen. There may still be snow up here well into July. Be careful not to step too far out on any snow slabs overhanging the north face.

Under Norwegian law, the right to roam lets us wander almost anywhere without restriction, but with this right come a few responsibilities. Please remember the following important rules when using our countryside:

Leave nothing behind. Take away everything you bring with you.
Dogs must be kept on a leash, to protect livestock and wildlife.

You must not remove any rocks, plants or other items that belong in the national park.

Camping and tents are prohibited in the Nigardsbreen nature reserve.


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  • Season

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

    • glacier
    • total ascent
    • mountainous terrain
    • view
    • national park
  • Grading

    • medium
  • Duration

    • 3 hours
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About 4 km south of Gjerde, cross the bridge over the Jostedøla river in the direction of Espe. Turn right on a paved toll road 400 metres beyond the...


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