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Map (turkart): Sogndal - Leikanger
The mountain area north of the Hafslovatnet lake offers many lovely walks, both in summer and, not least, in winter...
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.
From Nestesessen you can enjoy the best view of the Nigardsbreen glacier.
The walk from Galden to Øvrabøstølen follows a nice path and a forest track and takes about 30 minutes. The path to Brimskår turns of from Setålenstie...
Beautiful and easy walk which goes through very nice surroundings, both wild and man-made. On the way you will have views over Lustrafjorden and Urnes, Hafslo and Hafslovatnet. The round trip route is well marked with red spots
Take off from Fv. 604 towards Jostedalen right after the tunnel in Gardsjølet, after you have passed Fossøy/Sperle. By the first intersection, you take...
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 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.
This is a panoramatour past the mountain farms Flaten, Skåri and Rebni to the mountain pasture Rebnisli. You will experience a nice view against Skjolden centre and the Lusterfjord. Private farm road to Rebni. Path from Rebni to Rebnisli.
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.