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Eastern Norway Hallingdal

The postal road

  • Sentrum, Nesbyen
  • 00 47 32 07 01 70
  •  /  km From You
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Forest terrain. App. 150 – 600 masl.

Postvegen (The Mail Road) is the oldest known road to Garnåsgrenda from the main road through the valley. It is several hundred years old, but was named Postvegen when it was used for mail delivery in the 1800s. Start off at the bottom at Dokken/Ulvund by Rv. 7. You'll get to an info sign just after you start off. About half of the road runs along Dokkelva River. By the rest stop, Kitilstugu, there's an old dancing ground. After another 10 minutes of walking you'll arrive at Garnåsgårdene. Legend has it that King Hadding, Hallingdal's legendary king who ruled the whole valley, used to live here. Hadding gave the valley its original name, Haddingjadalr (9th century)

Starting point: Dokken by Rv. 7.
Parking at Dokken
Directions: Drive from Nesbyen towards Gol. Park by Rv. 7 app. 1 km after the sign to Garnås on the left.
Km: App. 3.
Normal walking speed: 45 min.
Difficulty: Medium challenging. Some steep parts.
Signs: 4 info signs and 5 signs describing the woods in the area.
Trail: Well cleared road.
Rest stops: Benches in 4 places.
Recommended stops: Brekkesteinen rock. Interesting geological area. Large lateral moraine from the ice age. Kitilstua. Small farm ruins. Great view of southern Hallingdal. View of the meteorite crater at Garnås. King Hadding's Kingdom at the top.

Hiking maps can be bought at the tourist information, bookshop, tourism businesses and gas stations.


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  • Source: Nesbyen

General

Accessibility
  • Access for wheelchairs
  • Adapted for disabled
  • Guide dogs are welcome
  • Handicap friendly
  • Toilet for disabled persons
Discount
  • Family
Landscape
  • Fjord area
  • Mountain area
Season
  • All year
  • Summer

Accommodation

Apartments
  • Number of bedrooms: 242
Camping
  • Sanitary dump station
Hotel facilities
  • Bar
  • Breakfast included
  • Conference facilities
  • Dry cleaning available
  • Family-friendly
  • Fitness room
  • Pet friendly
  • Restaurant/café

Outdoor Activities

Activities
  • Berry picking
  • Boat available
  • Guided trips
  • Guiding
  • Hiking
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Nature trail
  • Rowing trips
  • Salmon fishing
  • Swimming
Biking
  • Bike rental
Canoeing & kayaking
  • Kayaking
Cross-country skiing
  • Marked cross-country ski trails
Fishing
  • Salmon fishing
Hiking
  • Marked trails

Taste Norway

Norwegian cuisine
  • Local food
  • Norwegian cuisine
Pubs & Bars
  • Entertainment
Restaurant & café
  • Fully licenced
  • Grill/steakhouse
  • Local dishes
  • Lunch

Things To Do

Activities for kids
  • Playground
Shopping
  • Arts and crafts
  • Farm produce
  • Grocery store
Theme park
  • Family-friendly
Facility Info
  • Largest Room 1400
  • Reception Capacity 980
  • Conference rooms 17
  • Exhibition area 1400
  • Maximum meeting capacity 980
  • Number of persons in largest conference room 56
  • Photocopier
  • Reception & dinners
  • Wireless Internet
  • Banquet Capacity 350
  • Classroom Capacity 280
  • Sleeping Rooms 242
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