Roundtrip Budalen Cross-Country Skiing

  • In Budalen, view of Hallingskarvet

    In Budalen, view of Hallingskarvet

  • Sunset in Budalen

    Sunset in Budalen

  • Cabin in Havsdalen

    Cabin in Havsdalen Photo: Daniel Tengs

Essential info

  • Destination: Geilo
  • Season: January-March
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 12.9 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 270 meters
  • Duration: 1.5-3.5 hours

About Roundtrip Budalen

A roundtrip in beautiful scenery!
The first (and last) bit runs through an idyllic alpine forest while you climb up over the tree line and the view of Budalen and Hallingskarvet opens up. The track is shaped almost like the figure 8, so you can easily choose a shorter or longer tour. 

Start in Havsdalen (take the ski bus or drive there, about 4 km from Geilo).
Follow the prepared ski track uphill on the right hand side of the alpine slope "Havsdalsløypa", until it goes off to the right and through an area with some cabins. After 500 m. the track turns left. Follow this for 1,5 km. Here is a crossroad where you can choose to follow Northern or Southern side of the Budalsvatnet lake. Innermost in Budalen is Vestreim Fjellstugu (mountain cafe). The longest roundtrip is 14,5 km and goes past vestreim. If you want a shorter trip, you can cross over almost half way. This trip is 10,5 km.


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