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Rjukandefossen waterfall
An impressive and powerful double waterfall dropping 18 meters down a narrow ravine. Near the waterfall there are several pothole formations and a thrilling rope bridge. The water flow is large most of the summer.
Located at Tuv, by Rjukandefoss Camping (Road 52). See signposts. Follow the footpath approx. 200 meters from the car park.


Hydnefossen waterfall
Hydnefossen plummets 140 meters straight down from Veslehorn Mountain (1:300 meters). The waterfall is at its fullest in spring. During winter the waterfall is a popular challenge for experienced ice-climbers. Visible from Road 52 at Ulsåk.


Hydalen nature reservoir
Hydalen and the surrounding area have a rich and distinctive fauna. The journey from Vavatn Lake into the depths of the verdant Hydalen Valley is breathtaking, particularly by bike, foot or by car (reached via a toll road, NOK 40). Hydalen is a tranquil place, surrounded by steep mountains, far from the stress and hustle of everyday life. Fishing permits for Hydalsvatnet Lake can be bought from a vending machine. Try your luck at angling, or take a dip in the calm waters.


Kongevegen – The Old Royal Route
The Old Royal Route, from Gol across Hemsedal to Western-
Norway, was built in the years 1825-1844.
From Skinnfellgården farm at Tuv to the Hemsedal Mountains the road is mainly passable, but at two stretches the road is concealed under today’s main road.

The road was an important traffic artery between Eastern and Western Norway, and was used both by traders and Salmon-lords. Among others, Emperor Wilhelm travelled on this road from Lærdal to Bjøberg.

Go by foot or bike along the road and experience the variations in landscape and terrain. On four sites along the road there are boards with information about the building and use of the road, culture and nature, life on the mountain pastures, the Ice Age and geology and hunting culture in the highmountains (by Venås, the mountain pasture in Heimdalen, Ershovd and Eldrehaugen).

TheHemse dal March is arranged 12.09 along the Old Royal Route.


Klokkarsteinen rock
Klokkarsteinen rock protrudes from the river by Fossheim at Ulsåk. Several folktales tell how the stone got here. This is an excellent place for picnic and swimming.


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  • Forest area
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Hemsedal, Norway
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60° 51' 47" N / 8° 33' 8" E
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