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Gråsidetoppen

Gråsidetoppen Photo: Turid Soldal Gråsidetoppen Photo: Turid Soldal Gråsidetoppen Photo: Erik Østlie
Gråsidetoppen Photo: Turid Soldal
Gråsidetoppen Photo: Turid Soldal
Gråsidetoppen Photo: Erik Østlie

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Challenging
Duration
  • 5 hours
Landscape
  • Mountain
Season:
June - October

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Description

The hike from Voss to Gråsidetoppen, via Rosehytta, is a very popular day trip. To reach Gråsidetoppen (1307 m), follow the Tourist Association route marked with a T (Hjelle – Torfinnsheim) to Pili. Here you should take the branch of the trail that leads to Gråsidetoppen. When you have reached the summit you can walk back down again following the same route or continue on over the summit and onto the T-marked trail towards Torfinnsheim.

Fauna:
There are a lot of deer in the forest below Gråsida and reindeer can be found in the mountains. You may also see hares in the area. The most common predators are foxes, European pine martens and stoats. You may also occasionally see a lynx.
Birds: You can often spot Western Capercaillie, Black Grouse, Red Grouse and Rock Ptarmigan. The most common of the carnivorous birds are the Common Kestrel, Eurasian Sparrowhawk and Northern Goshawk. In the years where the rodents breed prolifically you may also see a Rough-legged Buzzard.

Fish: The lakes in the area are stocked with trout.
Geology: Granite and gneiss are the most common types of rock in the area.

Distance: About 12 km and 5 hours return journey.
Climb: 900 m.
Season: June - October
Level of difficulty: Red (demanding)
Starting point: Hjelle
Map reference: Voss 1:50 000 (Statens kartverk), Voss 1:25 000 (Ugland IT)
Comments: T-marked trail. The T-marked trails at Gråsida are quite long and run through high mountain terrain. Hikers must therefore be equipped for poor weather conditions.  A map of the area and a compass are essential. If you want to hunt for small game or fish, you need to purchase a license. You can buy this at Voss Touristinformation in Voss town centre.

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

    • mountain
    • mountainous terrain
  • Grading

    • challenging
  • Duration

    • 5 hours
  • Distance

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Gråsidetoppen

The hike from Voss to Gråsidetoppen, via Rosehytta, is a very popular day trip. To reach Gråsidetoppen (1307 m), follow the Tourist Association route...

Gråsidetoppen

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