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Hiking in Jotunheimen Mountains
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A fine and easy walk in the area high up in Jostedalen is the one up to the Norwegian Tourist Association (DNT) hut in Sprongdalen. The hut was built b...
Nørdstedalseter is a good starting point, both for those who prefer shorter walks in the beautiful surroundings and for those who seek longer hikes in...
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.
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.
Join the local guides to explore the blue ice world of the Tunsbergdal glacier, who is placed in the end of the Sognefjord. This is the longest glacier arm in Norway.
In small groups we travel trough remote areas of the Jostedal Glacier National Park, were we rarely meet other groups
A few hundred years ago this path was the main road between Jostedal and Lustrafjorden. Vigdalen was then a part of Dale and this path was the road to church. The path is called Bispevegen (The Bishop's road) after Bishop Johan Nordal Brun, who travelled this path when visiting Jostedalen. The year of passing and the first letters of his name are engraved in the mountain beneath Storhaug.
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...
This is one of the "classic" Norwegian walks. Fannaråkhytta is the highest mountain hut in Norway ( 2068 m a.s.l.) and is manned during the summer.
The starting point is the car park in Engjadalen. The first stretch follows a track on the west side of the river along the valley. After a short walk...
The walk starts by the Urnes stave church.
To the left from the church, you will find an old cart track in good condition, leading to the farm Urne...