Folkestien Hiking Trail

Enjoy the nature along this easy route

  • Folkestien

    Folkestien Photo: Geir Høitomt

Essential info

  • Destination: Land
  • Season: January-December
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 3.3 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 40 meters
  • Duration: 1-1.5 hours

About Folkestien

The Folkestien in Dokka along the course of the Etna river is an easy and popular round trip of around 12km that is suitable for all ages. Along the route you will lots of information signs about the nature and the landscape and landmarks you will experience along the way. There are lots of benches placed along the route where you will be able sit and enjoy a coffee.

The route is accessible for wheel-chair users and close to Granngardshølen there is a wheel-chair accessible fishing site. You can drive and park at Granngardshøen from Brurud along fv33, and you can purchase a fishing licence card here. 

The route has been made in partnership with Nasjonalforeningen Nordre Land helselag and Nordre Land municipality. The Dokka Delta Wetland Centre has contributed with the signs along the route with the themes nature, the river, log driving, fish and the railway.  

Getting there

Dokka Station in the centre of Dokka or Dokka renseanlegg are both great places to start this trip. If you only wish to walk a section of the route then it is possible to reach the trail close to Ekra/Brurud along fv33, parking close to the railway tracks. 

Trail description

The Folkestien in Dokka along the course of the Etna river is an easy round trip of around 12km that is suitable for all ages. Parts of route are wheelchair friendly. Close to the renseanlegg you will find an information board explaining which sections of the route are wheelchair friendly. The whole route is signposted with Nasjonalforeningens Folkesti signs.

If you would like a longer route then you can continue on the nature and cultural trail along the Valdres Line. This will increase the length of the trip to 14km both ways. The nature and cultural trail ends at the The Dokka Delta National Wetland Centre in Odnes. Here you will be able to bird watch from the bird tower or enjoy the view of the Dokka delta nature reserve. The visitor centre is open in summer with different activities each week. 

Winter

In winter the path is kept clear from snow by a team of volunteers. Nordre Land Helselag arranges snowshoe walks along the Folkstien when the snow is deep. Snow shoes can be rented from the Frivillighetssentralen in Dokka.


Facts

  • Bring water.

Amenities

  • Free parking at Dokka Station and Dokka renseanlegg.
  • The route is wheelchair friendly.
  • There are fishing possibilities along the route, and a fishing licence can be purchased from the box at Granngardshølen near Brurud.
  • The Wetland Centre is open in summer with different activities each week. You can purchase coffee, waffles, hire canoes or fishing equipment and there is an exhibit which changes on a regular basis. Free toilets are available at the Wetland Centre during summer and close to Dokka Station. 

Where to stay

Closest to Dokka centre you will find accommodation at Dokka Camping, Dokka motell og Ankalterud Gård. Further away from Dokka you will find accommodation at Haugtun (Aust-Torpa), Ullsaker Øvre Gjestegård (Vest-Torpa), Etna Familiecamping (Etnedal), Lyngstrand Camping and Totenåsen Sportell. There is also accommodation available at Spåtind Sport Hotel in Synnfjellet. You can rent a hotel room, or an apartment here and you will also find a cafe, a restaurant and a bar.

Map

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