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Nordfjord Stryn

Hiking at Mt. Hoven - Loen Skylift to 1011 m.

  • Loen, Stryn
  • +47 57875900
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Loen Skylift opens on the 20th of May 2017 - a spectacular new attraction and adventure arena, at the inner part of the Nordfjord, in the heart of Fjord Norway. A Cable Car will lift you from the fjord to 1011 m. Reaching the top of Mt. Hoven (1011 m) you will be rewarded with unforgettable fjord landscape. And you can enjoy it from the restaurant table, or while hiking in the mountains.

Wonderful hiking trails are waiting for you as you arrive to Mt. Hoven with Loen Skylift. All trails with  magificent views of the fjord landscape and Jostedalsbreen National Park. Choose between easy short hikes and more challenging full day hikes. The trails located near Loen Skylift are finished, and more trails will be built in the coming years. The trails are waymarked and signposted by international standards. High quality and sustainability are key factors. 

Guided tours are offered by Loen Active. 

Season for hiking at Mt. Hoven: May/June-October/November (depending on snow conditions).   Mount Skredfjellet - 2 km one way / 155 height meters Easy hike that is well groomed. Some steep parts, but it is possible to bring a stroller. Towards the end of the hike it is less hilly and with more flat parts. Great view of the fjord in the south, and Stryn Valley and the mountains in the north. The cairns will lead the way. The view and panorama keeps getting better the further you go. Rated: Moderate Duration: 2-3 hours. KM: 4 / 2 Trail: Gravel Signposted: Yes Age: All. Remember to bring: Lunch & snack (can be ordered), water, hiking boots (can be rented), warm clothes, waterproof jacket + pants, backpack. Guided or self guided.

«Gjølrunden» Round Trip - 2,2 km / 120 height meters Easy hike. Good path with stairs in natural stone. Some steep parts. Get close to the spectacular and dramatic scenery, with a panoramic view of mountains, glaciers and the fjord. Highest point is at 1120 m.a.s.l. Enjoy the 360-degree panorama. Return to Hoven or walk further on the path to Mount Skredfjellet.

Rated: Moderate Duration: Approx. 1-2 hours. Length: 2,6 km Signposted: Yes Ascent: 134 m Descent: 134 m. Trail: Path & stone steps Age: All. Remember to bring: Snack (can be ordered), water, hiking boots (can be rented), warm clothes, waterproof jacket + pants, backpack.

Round trip Mount Skredfjellet - 7,9 km / 500 height meters Medium difficulty level. Varied terrain; gravel, stone steps, mountain path and gravel road. Come a little further into the mountain world - over Mount Skredfjellet (as the trip above), via Nøkketjønn Pond and back to Hoven on the gravel road. Along the path you always have a panorama towards mountains, glaciers and the fjord. You'll pass cairns that leads the way, small rivers and ponds, and nice viewpoints that invites you to a break. Before returning to Hoven, you'll pass Oppheimssetra Mountain Farm.


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