Skogshorn Hiking

  • Photo: Nils Erik Bjørholt

Essential info

  • Season: June–November
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Distance: 5.2 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 830 meters
  • Duration: 4.5–5.5 hours

About Skogshorn

Skogshorn is the most visited mountain in Hemsedal. The trail has been restored by sherpas in 2018. The mountain Skogshorn separates Hallingdal from Valdres. It also gives a vast view in all directions. The entry point of the trail is located in Lykkja, a mountain area with traditional Norwegian mountain pastures. 

Getting there

From Hemsedal drive 4 km toward Gol until you enter a small place called Ulsåk. Take off E39 toward Lykkja, road number FV231. Follow the road for 13.5 km. Skogshorn is on your left-hand, parking on the right. 

Trail description

The starting point of the trail is well marked and found on the left side of the road when coming from Hemsedal. Follow the river Hynda for two km, then turn left toward Skarvaåne. The trail is a bit steeper the last two km toward the top. The last part is in rocky terrain. 

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