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Jostedal

Gjerde - Haugafjellstølen

  • Gjerde, Luster
  • +47 57671400
  •  /  km From You
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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.

Start: Parking place by Jostedal Hotell, Gjerde.  Walk 300 metres along the road from Gjerde towards Krundalen,as far as the Haugafjellstølen signpost on the right. The trail to Haugafjellstølen starts here. Follow the well-marked path up to the Vårstølen summer farm, where Jostedalen and the mountains Myrhorn and Vangsen come into view.

From Vårstølen, at 300 metres, the trail climbs steeply in somewhat exposed hairpin bends to reach a height of about 750 metres. Here, the ground flattens out as you approach the mountain ridge just south of Haugafjellstølen. Just before reaching the summer pasture farm, you descend into a little hollow and pass west of a small lake. The summer pasture farm stands on the north side of the lake. Nigardsdalen lies to the north, leading to the Nigardsbreen glacier. Haugavarden lies to the west, at 1,369 m above sea level. There is a rather poor trail that takes you some of the way towards Haugavarden, while the rest of the route is over bare rock or scree.

Hiking time: 1,5-2 h (going up)

Elevation: 180 m - 740 m

Distance: 2,5 km one way

Walking map (turkart): Breheimen

 


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General

Effort level
  • Challenging
  • Easy
  • Expert
  • Medium
Landscape
  • Fjord area
  • Forest area
  • Mountain area
Season
  • Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer

Accommodation

Hotel facilities
  • Currency exchange
  • Family-friendly
Ski resorts
  • Cross-country skiing

Outdoor Activities

Activities
  • Barbeque site
  • Beach
  • Berry picking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Culture path
  • Guided trips
  • Guiding
  • Hiking
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Nature trail
  • Sea fishing
  • Swimming
Biking
  • Bike rental
Cross-country skiing
  • Lighted track
  • Marked cross-country ski trails
Fishing
  • Fishing license required
Hiking
  • Daytrips (5-11 hours)
  • Marked trails
  • Multi-day (one or more days)
  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)
Winter activities
  • Tobogganing

Plan Your Trip

Getting here
  • Coach/bus parking
  • Parking
Services
  • Currency exchange

Things To Do

Beaches
  • Family-friendly
Shopping
  • Grocery store
  • Jewellery
  • Souvenier shops

Facts

Effort Level
Medium
Duration
1-4 hours
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Luster, Norway
The latitude and longitude
61° 37' 59" N / 7° 15' 36" E
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