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Spectacular views of the whole of western Norway await you at the cairn. Below, to the west, lies Skåldalen, the shieling for Åsen farm. With its many rocky and snow-covered sections, the ascent of Vangsen is not for the faint-hearted. Vangsen, Jostedalen’s highest mountain, is easily accessible in the summer thanks to the Vanndalsvatnet access road. The trail is considered one of Norway’s best summit trails for skiers because of the heavy snowfall that lies for a long time. Vangsen means ploughshare, and when you look at the mountain from the bothy at Mannen, the name makes perfect sense.
Park at Snøtun below the road at the junction where the mailboxes are located. Walk up the valley on the road for 200 metres and take the first farm ro...
Myrhønna, the most distinctive mountain in Jostedalen, is a landmark. For centuries the pyramid-shaped peak, buttressed by the Geisdalsfossen waterfall, has been a popular motif with painters and photographers. From the summit you can see both the Jotunheimen range and the Jostedalsbreen glacier.
From Nestesessen you can enjoy the best view of the Nigardsbreen glacier.
If you take north from the signpost at the strarting point, you can follow a short and easy trail to the DNT cabin at Vigdalstølen.
From Vigdalstøl y...
The river running between the lakes Anestølsvatnet and Dalavatnet, foremost in the Sogndalsdalen valley, is called the Viagra Falls or the Viagra River...
Cultural path at Ornes with different information signs....
Nature Trail - Kreklingen
The trail starts from Belehalli sports hall in Balestrand and goes on to Sandstølen or Skåsheim. This is an easy trail with...
Tjuatoten is a mountain peak towering over Dragsvik and Balestrand. A hiking trail goes up the mountainside from Dragsvik to the to...
A guided culture / heritage walk can be booked by applying to Balestrand Tourist Information.
The walk is along the road through the village and take...