Lauvdalsbrea Hiking Trail

Cool and challenging hike to the best viewpoint at Ål

  • Photo: Erlend Eggen

  • Photo: Erlend Eggen

  • Photo: Erlend Eggen

  • Photo: Erlend Eggen

  • Photo: Simen Bjerke

Essential info

  • Destination: Ål
  • Season: June–November
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Distance: 5.3 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 370 meters
  • Duration: 2.5–4.5 hours

About Lauvdalsbrea

Hike that gives you a breath of mountain air. Panoramic view of the Hallingdal mountains. At the top you are rewarded with a magnificent view where you see among other Reineskarvet and Hallingskarvet. In good weather you can even see Gaustadtoppen in Telemark.

Getting there

State Highway 7 for about 2,5 km East from the center of Ål. Exit to the left and drive District road Fv.244 to Leveld. Follow the mountainroad Fanitullvegen towards Hemsedal past Lauvdalen( about 11 km from the District road in Leveld).

Toll road ( cash or card ).

Trail description

The hike up to Lauvdalsbrea (1597 masl) is altogether 7 km and you walk the same route up and down.

Follow the path from the road up to the first plateau. Here the path will partially be gone but it's easy to follow the cairns in the terrain further to the top.

It is somewhat steep and some easy climbing in the steepest area. Towards the end you walk on stones until you reach the top.

The hike can be combined with fishing in the pond by the parking lot. Fishing permit required. 


Paper map: Bike- and tourmap for Hemsedal, Golsfjellet and Ål 1:50 000. Can be found at the tourist office at Ål.



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