Grotlivatnet Lake Hiking Trail

Take a loop trail to the boat dock by the lake in Grotli

Essential info

  • Destination: Skjåk
  • Season: April-October
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 3.3 kilometers (loop)
  • Elevation Gain: 70 meters
  • Duration: 1-1.5 hours

About Grotlivatnet Lake

Stretch your legs at Grotli with an easy-going hike through birch woods to the edge of Grotlivatnet Lake. Afterwards, enjoy a treat in the café at Grotli Høyfjellshotell. The trail leads through a marshy area so waterproof boots or shoes are recommended.

A stop at Grotli is a nice break before or after trip along the Geiranger-Trollstigen or Gamle Strynefjellsvegen scenic routes.

Getting there

The trailhead is located across the road from Grotli Høyfjellshotell in Grotli, the eastern endpoint of Norwegian Scenic Route Gamle Strynefjellsvegen. Park in the large lot by the hotel.

Trail description

Cross over Road 15 by the reception at Grotli Høyfjellshotell and look for a large stone with a sign for “Grotlivassrunda” that marks the trailhead.

Follow the trail through marshland and birch woods as it leads to Grotlivatnet Lake. By the lake you’ll spot the boat dock where you can stop and take a break.

Back on the trail, continue to the southwest until you reach some cabins and Grotlivassvegen Road. Turn right and follow the road to Gamle Strynefjellsvegen. Turn right and follow this road back to the hotel.


  • Free parking
  • Café and toilets at Grøtli Høyfjellshotell


Questions or comments? Let us know.

By Tea Karoline Mork

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