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Hiking in Jotunheimen Mountains
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This relatively easy walk provides a spectacular view towards the Skagastølstindane and other peaks in the famous Hurrungane
mountain range. You pass several interesting sights and summer farms (stølar) on the way.
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...
Brunestegen - Slettafjellet - Vorfjellet - Heggdalsvatnet.
From Brunestegen, follow the signs to Jargolane. From there it is steep up to Jargolnipa...
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.
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 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...
You start from Turtagrø at the Turtagrø Hotel car park. The path crosses the Helgedalen river on a good bridge and continues through low brush to the...
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.
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...