A spectaculare hike to Oppdals nr. 1 landmark. Almannberget 1342 meters above see level.
No matter whether you come from the north, south or west, you can see Almannberget towering over Oppdal. "Once a venture for the deardevils, no a easy trip for almost everyone." The favorit hike for every hiking enthusiast in Oppdal. No there is a safe route with signs to the top of Almannberget 1342 metres above sea level and this has become one of Oppdals most popular hikes. The hike is quite steep and towards the end one can select airy or easy route. Towards the top you will get an insight into the sad love story from 1853 about the Sheriff’s daughter Augusta Mjøen who at the time was 19 years old and her good friend Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson who was 21 years old (1903 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate). You will also learn about Ola Kåsen who was the last person in Oppdals history that made his living from hunting and fishing. His home was in the very same area Kåsen. The hike back down is on the back side and quite easy with a great view across Oppdal and surroundings.
The path up to Almannbergjet starts at the carpark by the south industrial area (about 300m past Byggmakker, the building merchant’s). Here the path goes over easy ground. After about another 800m the path goes to the right, where the signpost says: Right to the top of Almannbergjet. Follow this path about 250m up to Kåsrandin. Kåsrandin, a lookout point on open ground surrounded by beautiful birch woods. Hikers big and small can manage this path! At Kåsrandin there is also a traditional Norwegian woodland ‘lean-to’. Skær-ryggin lies exactly 1000m above sea level. The stretch from Kåsrandin up to Skær-ryggin is about 600m, and is steep and demanding. Follow the marked track up along the ridge. Be careful where you put your feet and where you hold on. Make sure you don’t loosen any stones. On the way to the top of Almannberget continue on the route from Skærryggin up Storskæra for about 100m. Storskæra can be dangerous because of loose stones in the cleft. Just under the summit there are two routes - an easy one (green) and a more challenging one (red). No one should return this way or down Storskæra since this involves a considerable risk of rockfall. This is a beautiful trip – enjoy the view! On the way down,follow the marked path to Våttåhaugen and on down to Kåsen and the carpark.