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Hiking on Hardangervidda

Experience Northern Europe's largest high mountain plateau and the largest national park in Norway, Hardangervidda!

Experience Hardangervidda, the largest high mountain plateau in Northern Europe. This vast mountain plauteau offers beautiful nature with rich flora and fauna, and lots of fishing opportunities. The national park has a wide network of trails connected by the Norwegian Trekking Association’s  (DNT) many staffed lodges and self-service cabins.

Rjukan is one of the best starting points for hikes on the Hardangervidda. You can take the boat Fjellvåken II over the lake Møsvatn to Mogen Turisthytte (tourist lodge), take the cable car Krossobanen from the town centre, drive to Kalhovd Turisthytte (tourist lodge) or take the boat MB Mårfjord to Mårbu Turisthytte.

Hiking suggestions:

Gvepseborg - Helberghytta - Kalhovd Turisthytte

Distance: (Gvepseborg – Helberghytta): 8 km

Time: 2 hours

Distance: (Helberghytta- Kalhovd Turisthytte): 24 km

Time: 6 hours

Helberghytta: DNT key

Kalhovd Turisthytte: Staffed lodge

Map: Hardangervidda Sør – Øst 1: 60 000

Kalhovd – Stordalsbu - Mogen

Distance: (Kalhovd – Stordalsbu): 23 km

Time: 5 hours

Distance: (Stordalsbu – Mogen): 16 km

Time: 4 hours

Kalhovd and Mogen: Staffed lodges

Stordalsbu: DNT key

Map: Hardangervidda Sør – Øst 1: 60 000

Kalhovd 10032

The boat Fjellvåken II from Mogen to Skinnarbu 

Kalhovd Turisthytte – Mårbu Turisthytte

Distance: 22 km

Time: 6 hours

Staffed lodges

Map: Hardangervidda Sør – Øst 1: 60 000

Kalhovd 10032

Mårbu – Lågaros – Mogen 

Distance (Mårbu – Lågaros): 29 km

Time (Mårbu – Lågaros): 7 hours

Distance (Lågaros – Mogen): 18 km

Time (Lågaros – Mogen): 5 hours

Mårbu and Mogen: Staffed lodges

Lågaros: DNT key

Map: Hardangervidda Sør – Øst 1: 60 000

Kalhovd 10032

Fjellvåken II from Mogen to Skinnarbu 

Lufsjå – Imingfjell Turistheim

Lengde: 22 km

Time: 6 hours

Lufsjå: DNT key

Imingfjell Turistheim: Staffed lodges

Map: Kalhovd 10032

Please note that the cabins have different opening dates and that during off-season you will need a DNT key. Please visit for more information. 

Last updated: 01/02/2024

Source: Visitrjukan AS

Hiking on Hardangervidda

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