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Lårdalstigen - "Tougher than Bessegen"

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"Tougher than Besseggen" say the locals of Lårdalstigen (literally Lårdal's ladder). This is a picturesque footpath between Dalen and Lårdal. A large part of the walk follows the mountain edge up to 800 meters above the Telemark Canal, Norway's most famous man-made waterway. The scenery is similar to the western fjords of Norway, and the path goes past several historic sites.

Total length: ca 14 km (allow six to eight hours of walking)
Terrain: Challenging/very challenging
Accessible: May - September

Package includes:
1 night at Dalen Hotel incl. breakfast (per person in double room)
Hiking on your own.
Canal boat: Lårdal – Dalen (afternoon)

Remember to wear trainers with good soles or walking boots, and to bring plenty of water (at least two-three litres on warm days).
NOK 1 500,- per person in double room


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Lårdalstigen - "Tougher than Bessegen"

"Tougher than Besseggen" say the locals of Lårdalstigen (literally Lårdal's ladder). This is a picturesque footpath between Dalen and Lårdal. A large...

Lårdalstigen - "Tougher than Bessegen"

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