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Molden Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life AS/Destination Sogndal & Luster
Molden Photo: Terje Rakke
Molden Photo: Terje Rakke
Molden Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / Sognefjord - Sogndal & Luster

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Effort level
  • Challenging
Duration
  • 2 hours
Landscape
  • Mountain

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Molden is often called the finest viewpoint in Sogn, with an amazing fjord view.

You start from the Mollandsmarki road just where it levels out after rising steeply from the R55 junction. You turn off to the left just past the cattle grid and follow the forest track for some 300m. Then you bear right along a good path marked with red spots. After about one kilometre you take a new forest track for about 600m. You are then on the path at the point where the track turns sharply to the right. From here the path rises steeply and after a little climb you reach Svarthiller with its spectacular view over the fjord towards Ornes on the other side.

Leaving Svarthiller the path turns through ninety degrees and winds its way past steep crags. The ground then levels out and the going is reasonably good to the cairn on the top of Molden, 1116 m above sea level. The best view is surely to the east, over the innermost parts of Lustrafjorden with Nes and Høyheimsvik in the foreground.

On a clear summer night a trip to Molden can be an adventure. Bring food and warm clothes and see the sun rise above the mountains in Jotunheimen at about 4.00 in the morning.

Map (turkart): Sogndal - Leikanger 1:50 000

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  • Nature and terrain

    • fjord
    • total ascent
    • hiking area
    • lookout point
    • mountainous terrain
  • Classification

    • Marked trails with red Ts
  • Grading

    • challenging
  • Grading

    • challenging
  • Duration

    • 2 hours
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Molden - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life AS/Destination Sogndal & Luster

Molden

Molden is often called the finest viewpoint in Sogn, with an amazing fjord view. You start from the Mollandsmarki road just where it levels out...

Molden

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