The hike to Lønahorgi is the jewel in the crown of the many day-trips on offer from Voss town centre. A spectacular view, including the glaciers Fresvikbreen, Hardangerjøkulen, Vossaskavlen and Folgefonna can be seen from the 1410-meter summit of Lønahorgi.
Our trip begins with a choice of starting points between Bavallen and Voss Folk Museum. Voss Folk Museum is within walking distance from Voss town centre while Bavallen in the Voss Resort can be reached by road.
From Voss Folk Museum: The first part from the museum takes you up a relatively steep foothpath to the Hanguren restaurant, 660 masl., marked with a T. Continue on the marked path hrough Hanguren on the left-hand side of Valbergstjørni until you eventually meet the road from Bavallen. After following this road for a short distance you will be given the choice of continuing along the road or taking the T-route to the trail crossing at Vådalseggi.
From Bavallen: The hike starts from the parking area at Bavallen. Follow the road until you see the T-route, marked Nyestølen, then continue along this until you come to the trail crossing at Vådalseggi.
The trails from Hanguren and Bavallen meet at Vådalseggi. Follow the road from here to Kvilehytta and then take the T-route to the summit of Lønahorgi.
Distance: 20 km return trip, lasting 6-8 hours
Climb: ca 1200 meters from Voss Folk Museum. ca 1100 meters from Bavallen.
Season: June/July - October
Level of difficulty: Red (demanding)
Starting point: Bavallen or Hanguren
Map reference: Voss 1:50 000 (Ugland IT)
Comments: Tourist Association route (T) from Bavallen to Hanguren.
The trail is marked during the summer months. However, extensive local knowledge of the area is necessary when travelling in the winter season. The trail to Lønahorgi is long and covers high mountainous terrain where the weather can change suddenly. You must therefore take precautions and carry a map and compass with you at all times.