Grønsennknipa Hiking Trail

Enjoy a signature hike at Vaset

  • Photo: Erlend Eggen

  • Photo: Erlend Eggen

  • Photo: Erlend Eggen

  • Photo: Erlend Eggen

Essential info

  • Destination: Valdres
  • Season: June-October
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 7.7 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 360 meters
  • Duration: 2-3 hours

About Grønsennknipa

Trekking to the top of Grønsennknipa Mountain is a classic hike in the Valdres region. Grønsennknipa is an easily accessible peak giving you 360-degree views of the mountain and summer farm landscape of Nord-Aurdal, Vestre Slidre and Vang, as well as far-away vistas of Jotunheimen National Park.

The hike has no steep sections and is perfect for a family outing. 

Getting there

Car

You can either drive via Vaset or Trollhovd. Vaset is the recommended route as it's one of the most scenic drives in Valdres. 

Via Vaset

From Fagernes, take Road E16 in the direction of Røn. Exit by the Ulnes Church onto Road 261 and follow the signs towards Panoramavegen and Vaset (toll road).

Continue on the same road in the direction of Nøsen and turn right by the containers, a few hundred meters before you reach Nøsen Yoga Retreat Center. Continue for another 4 kilometers until you reach a crossroads at Buaråne. Turn right towards Jaslangvegen (another toll road) and continue towards Grønsennhøgda.

Park by the picnic area on the left-hand side of the road.

Via Trollhovd

From Fagernes, take Road E16 in the direction of Røn. Exit Road E16 at Røn by driving over the Fosheim Bridge and turning right onto Vestsidevegen.

Drive some 1.5 kilometers, then turn left towards Trollhovd. Follow the graveled toll road, Haugrudveien. The name changes to Jaslangveien after some 11 kilometers. At Nørdre Trollhovd, keep driving straight ahead. Continue until you reach the parking area at Grønsennhøgda, which is located on the right-hand side of the road when coming from this direction.

Bus

There are buses running from Fagernes to Røn, however, the trailhead is still some 20 kilometers away, so you’ll need to bring a bike, hitch a ride or take a taxi.

The local route 138, NOR-WAY 162 Øst-Vestekspressen as well as NOR-WAY 160 Valdresekspressen travels from Fagernes to Røn. Use Norway bus express’ travel planner or Entur to organize your trip.

Trail description

The trailhead is signposted and located on the opposite side of the road from the parking. The trail itself is unmarked, however, it’s easy to spot and follow as it gradually ascends to the top. Enjoy the increasingly expansive views along the way.

Descend along the same trail.

Where to stay

Gomobu Mountain Lodge is situated some 15 kilometers from the trailhead. They offer hotel accommodation and has a restaurant serving traditional mountain cuisine.

Map

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