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Trail to historic Helgafossen Falls

  • Skeikampen, Gausdal
  • +47 61225000
  •  /  km From You
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Helgafossen is a great trail specially tailored to families at Skeikampen. The round trip covers around 4 km of flat terrain.

Helgafossen is a great trail specially tailored to families at Skeikampen. The round trip covers around 4 km of flat terrain. It takes about 1.5 hours from start to finish, unless you decide to linger at the waterfall. The terrain makes for easy walking and before you get to the Skeiselva river, you can hear it far off in the distance.

A nice family trip from Skeikampen. We follow the river for a while, before reaching the rapids/falls. They are not exactly rapids for rafting on, but they are well worth a visit.

The start of the route is marked at the underpass by Skeikampen Fjellandsby. Red arrows are painted on the wall. Follow the road to the T-junction and then proceed straight on along the path. This is where the cross-country ski trail runs in winter, so it can be a little wet in summer. After around 20 metres, take a clear path to the left. It is marked red.

Follow the red trail to Helgafossen. There are several small rapids and picnic spots along the route.

Follow the path out of the forest (by the old waterworks). Go left towards the little garage. Here you will find the red path back. 

The trail is great for families with small children as the terrain is easy.

Note that at times of high water, the river can be fast-flowing with strong undercurrents.


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General

Accessibility
  • Access for wheelchairs
  • Adapted for disabled
  • Guide dogs are welcome
Discount
  • Children
  • Family
  • Group
  • Group price/discount
Effort level
  • Challenging
  • Easy
  • Medium
Landscape
  • Forest area
  • Lake area
  • Mountain area
Season
  • Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
Target group
  • Groups
  • Kids & family
  • Relaxed
  • Romantic

Accommodation

Apartments
  • Number of bedrooms: 83
Camping
  • Cabins with shower and WC
Hotel facilities
  • Bar
  • Breakfast for purchase
  • Breakfast included
  • Children's play area
  • Conference facilities
  • Family-friendly
  • Fitness room
  • Free parking
  • Lunch pack
  • Pet friendly
  • Pool
  • Restaurant/café
  • Sauna
  • Spa
Ski resorts
  • Après ski
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Ski-in & ski-out
  • Snowboarding

Events

General
  • Activites for children

Outdoor Activities

Activities
  • Barbeque site
  • Bicycle tours
  • Canoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Forest hiking
  • Hiking
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Nature trail
  • Sleigh ride
Alpine Skiing
  • Après ski
  • Ski bus
Biking
  • Bike rental
  • Bike route/tour
  • Bike trails
  • Biking
Canoeing & kayaking
  • Canoeing
Cross-country skiing
  • Marked cross-country ski trails
  • Prepared trails
Fishing
  • Fishing license required
  • Freshwater fishing
Hiking
  • Marked trails
  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)
Winter activities
  • Alpine skiing
  • Dog sledge
  • Sleigh ride
  • Telemark skiing
  • Tobogganing

Plan Your Trip

Getting here
  • Outdoor parking - free
  • Parking - free
  • Parking - street
Services
  • Family-friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Infant chair available
  • Pets allowed
  • WiFi

Taste Norway

Norwegian cuisine
  • Local food
  • Norwegian cuisine
Restaurant & café
  • Breakfast
  • Children's menu
  • Christmas food
  • Dinner
  • Fully licenced
  • Garden
  • Local dishes

Things To Do

Activities
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis
Activities for kids
  • Playroom
Shopping
  • Grocery store
  • Souvenier shops
  • Sports shop
Theme park
  • Family-friendly
Facility Info
  • Number of beds 310
  • Sleeping Rooms 83

Facts

Effort Level
Easy
Duration
1-4 hours
Lansdscape
Forest area
Season
Autumn
Green Travel
The Trail to historic Helgafossen Falls has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:
Environmental certification of private and public enterprises, also tourism.
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Gausdal, Norway
The latitude and longitude
61° 20' 13" N / 10° 5' 2" E
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