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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...
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.
This is a varied walk from sea level to above the tree line with exceptionally fine views over the fjord and the Feigumfossen
waterfall. The route passes the summer farm area Flatningane.
"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.
From the top of Molden, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the fjords.
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.
Walk to the DNT cabin Fivla
Solvorn-Setålen is a hike that takes about 1 hour. Start by following the old farm road until you meet the forest roa...
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.
A few hundred years ago this path was the main road between Jostedal and Lustrafjorden. Vigdalen was then a part of Dale and this trail was the road to church. The trail is called Bispevegen (The Bishop's road) after Bishop Johan Nordal Brun, who travelled this trail when visiting Jostedalen. The year of passing and the first letters of his name are engraved in the mountain beneath Storhaug.