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To the summit-Hovdenuten

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To the summit-Hovdenuten Photo: Aundun Aaby
To the summit-Hovdenuten Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer
To the summit-Hovdenuten Photo: Kirsten Leira
To the summit-Hovdenuten Photo: Kirsten Leira
To the summit-Hovdenuten Photo: Kirsten Leira
To the summit-Hovdenuten Photo: Kirsten Leira

Hike facts

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

Contact information

Description

Hovdenuten- 1119 m.a.s.l
6 km

Hovdenuten offers splendid views, due to the mountain's prominence. Follow the road from Hovden centre to the bottom of the hill in "Hovden Fjellpark", continue on marked trail to the left. The trail is steep and rocky some areas. Normal walking time to the summit is 1,5 hrs. We recommend that you follow the marked trail down the backside to "Breiveskaret" and back to the top of "Hovden Fjellpark". Another option is to follow the steep gully in the east face of the mountain ( unmarked).

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  • Hiking Hiking

Facilities

  • Season

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

    • mountains
    • forest
  • Grading

    • medium
  • Duration

    • 3 hours
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To the summit-Hovdenuten - Photo: Aundun Aaby

To the summit-Hovdenuten

Hovdenuten- 1119 m.a.s.l 6 km Hovdenuten offers splendid views, due to the mountain's prominence. Follow the road from Hovden centre to the bottom of...

To the summit-Hovdenuten

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