Lesjaskogsvatnet Hiking Trail
The lake of recreation
- Destination: Lesja
- Season: June-October
The graveled roads surrounding the lake are perfect for both hiking and cycling. Here you get really close to wildlife, and the lake is a popular place for bird watching.
Lesjaskogsvatnet Lake lies alongside Road 136, between the center of Lesja and Bjorli.
The eastern entrance to the lake is 20 kilometers west of the center of Lesja by Lesjaverk station. 11 kilometers further west lies Lesjaskog, which is the western entrance to the lake.
The lake is about 10 km long, and there are graveled roads going alongside the lake. The lake is an excellent starting point for wildlife adventures.
Take your bike and cycle around the east end of the lake or hike up to Valåfossen Waterfall. There are several traditional shelters by the lake, and by Bryggeosen, you’ll find a fishing dock designed for universal accessibility.
In 2017, Lesjaskogsvatnet Lake was voted the best outdoor recreation area in Lesja.
Buy a fishing permit at inatur.no.
Be aware of sheep and cattle grazing south of the lake. Dogs must be kept on a leash.
Did you know that Lesjaskogsvatnet Lake was used as a location for a scene in one of the Harry Potter movies?
Where to stay
Lesjaskogsvatnet Camping offers camping and cabin facilities, as well as boat, canoe, and bike rental. They also sell fishing licenses.There are several accommodation options available at Bjorli, ranging from hotel, apartment or cabin accommodation to camping grounds. Read more about accommodation at Bjorli at Nasjonalparkriket.no.
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