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From Nestesessen you can enjoy the best view of the Nigardsbreen glacier.

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Challenging
  • 4 hours
  • Forest
  • glacier
May - October

Contact information


Starting at the Breheimsenteret visitor centre, drive north up the valley. Ascend the first long hill at Krokåsen and park on the left at the large passing place.

From here, the trail is waymarked through beautiful pinewoods and across heather moors. It gradually becomes steeper but is still fairly easy going. From Mettaholten, 570 metres above sea level, the view is already fabulous, and this 200-metre climb is enough to satisfy many people.

The trail continues, however, via Svarthammaren to Nestesessen, 800 metres above sea level. Now that we have left the forest behind, the view is even better.

The pine forest attracts capercaillie to the area, and many of the pine trees are flat on top where the birds sit and graze on fresh shoots. Red deer have made trails throughout the forest, and you may well encounter a deer along the way.

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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Starting at the Breheimsenteret visitor centre, drive north up the valley. Ascend the first long hill at Krokåsen and park on the left at the large pa...


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