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Skjørstadhovden Hiking Trail

Easily accessible from the town center

Essential info

  • Destination: Oppdal
  • Season: April-November
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 11 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 600 meters
  • Duration: 2-3.5 hours

About Skjørstadhovden

Hovden is a popular hiking destination, easily accessible from the town center. 

Getting there

Start your hike at the bottom of Hovden Skisenter, less than 1 km from the center of Oppdal.  

Trail description

Dirt and gravel roads will lead you towards Bjørkan and further towards the top.

Consistently steep, but not difficult. The view from Hovden is astounding and gives a full overview of the surrounding mountains and the town of Oppdal. 


During summer you can ride the gondola to the top, or combine hiking up or down. The Hill, the cafeteria on the top is open during holidays. 


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