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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...
A steep hike in a south-facing, sunny location, and the chance to swim in a mountain reservoir if you are feeling especially bold. The hike to Haugafjellstølen is popular with residents of Gjerde who like to keep in shape. The shieling is sheltered from the wind, but still offers great views. Until 1952 it was a hive of activity in the summer, with dairymaids milking cattle and making cheese. The shieling buildings and grazing sheep are a reminder of those days.
"The finest ice-scenery in Europe", said the English mountaineer William Cecil Slingsby about the three wild ice-falls called Lokebreen, Odinbreen and Torsbreen which tumble down from the Jostedalsbreen glacier at the face of Austerdalsbreen. Here you can get just a taste of the wild glacier landscape without having to walk over the glacier itself.
The trail starts about 200 meters back from the signpost on the country road in Vigdalen. The trail crosses the river and after a while goes south towa...
The hike starts at Øvrebø, with steep terrain up to Huarplassen. The view is magnificent! There are no dangerous areas.
At Huarplassen one can either...
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.
Park you car underneath the farm Feigum, by the fjord-side of the road. The trail starts by the road approximately 300 meters towards Ornes from the pa...
Easy hike through open mountain terrain to lovely viewpoint.
This hike is offering a view against the Fortun valley and the mountains on the opposite side You can also see the disused mountain farms Fuglesteg and Furåsen from here.
This is a route well suited for families with small children. The starting point for this walk is the car park at Bergset, at the end of the road in Krundalen, Jostedalen-
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