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Easy but rewarding ascend to the viewpoint "Utsikten" in the southwestern part of Jotunheimen.
Length: approx. 3 km one way
Duration: approx. 1−1.5 hrs. up
Elevation gain: 425 meters to Utsikten
Suitable for children: from 4-5 yrs.
GPS-coordinates starting point 32v 462439 6804716
GPS-coordinates summit Utsikten 32v 462816 6802290
GPS-coordinates summit Skjenegge 32v 464423 6800779
Follow the E16 to Tyinkrysset and exit onto road 53 towards Øvre Årdal. After 4 km, turn right on road 252 to Eidsbugarden. Parking area near the Fondsbu DNT cabin (fee).
At first, the route follows the DNT trail to Yksendalsbu (marked with red T’s). However, at the first crossing, the route to Utsikten continues to the right. Once you reach the top, Utsikten really lives up to its name, since “Utsikten” means “the view.” From there, you can continue further uphill towards the highest point on the ridge, Skjenegge. The panoramic view to Jotunheimen is sensational. Also, there’s a marked route from Tyinholmen to Utsikten.
Walking shoes, appropriate clothing, maybe some snacks and something to drink
Berghütte Fondsbu (DNT), www.fondsbu.no
Eidsbugarden Hotell, www.eidsbugarden-hotell.no
Tyinholmen Høyfjellstuer, www.tyinholmen.no