At Ål in Hallingdal you can find more than 50 waymarked hiking trails, and at the destination's official website at al.no you can find detailed descriptions, maps and elevation profiles. The hiking trails themselves are signposted and waymarked to the national standard, which makes the mountains accessible for almost everyone.
For more information about hiking in Ål, check out this PDF in Norwegian and English.
Around Bergsjøen lake
Start the hike at Bergsjøstølen or Bergsjø and follow the marked trail around Bergsjø lake. This is a walk in relatively easy hiking terrain, with good views of Reineskarvet mountain. It is recommended to take a detour to the viewpoints at Vardehovda and Storeberget, which offer views of the Vats area. This hike is suitable for most people and is about 8 kilometres long.
More information about the hike around Bergsjøen lake.
Vealie to Versjøen
This hike starts at Vealie, where the road crosses the river Eitra. From there the trail follows the Eitra river to where the terrain flattens out. Continue in this relatively easy hiking terrain, and you will be able to see Kyrkjetjørne pond on your right hand side, with Lake Versjø behind it. There is an old stone cabin here, which is well worth a look. From here, the trail goes further on the left hand side of Versjø to Venebotn. This trail is mostly easy and goes through open terrain. The road is a toll road.
More information about the route from Vealie to Versjøen.
Start the hike at Trolldalsvegen behind Torget square in the town centre of Ål in Hallingdal, or in Øvre-Ålsvegen by the information board. Follow the trail untill you reach Sundreberget. Continue along the trail until it turns back again to Sundreberget and your starting point.
The trail up to Sundreberget from Trolldalsvegen is quite steep, while the trail from Øvre-Ålsvegen has an easier start. When you have reached the top you will have easier terrain which ascends towards the highest point of the trail.
On you way you will see information boards which tell you about the area's geology, flora, fauna, culture and history.
More information about the Sundreberget hike.
Dyna at Veståsen
This hike starts at Bosset, which is reached by following the Vestlivegen toll road from Ål railway station. From Bosset the route folloows a good trail between the two Restjødnan lakes and then further up to Dyna mountain. On your way there you will pass Bispen mountain. Further on the route continues along the trail to Steinstølen. From there, follow the mountain road to the crossing by Fjellheim and follow the trail past Fjellheim back to Bosset.
This hike is in somewhat easy terrain, on trails and mountain roads, which are well-marked. It is about 12 kilometres long and can be done in either direction.
More information about the route to Dyna mountain.
Breiset to Grytingen
This route starts by Breiset on Opheimsåsen, which is a toll road. Grytingen is a medium high summit on the border between Ål in Hallingdal and the neighbouring municipality of Hemsedal. from Breiset, follow the visible trail from the parking lot towards the summit. The round trip is about 16 kilometres long.
More information about the route from Breiset to Grytingen.
Starting in Lauvdalen by the fish licence box, reacheable via a toll road, this route follows the well-trodden trail to the first plateau. The trail will partially disappear, but follow the terrain further on. Keep in mind that it can be a bit difficult to see the trail during the last stage of the hike, and that some climbing is necessary. Apart from the climb, this hike is relatively short and is quite scenic for its length. To get back, follow the same trail to the starting point. The round trip is only about 7 kilometres long.
More information about the Lauvdalsbrea route.
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