Tinnhølen Triangle Hiking Trail
Hike between cabins at the edge of Hardangervidda National Park
- Destination: Hardanger
- Season: June-November
- Difficulty: Medium
- Distance: 19.9 kilometers (loop)
- Elevation Gain: 270 meters
- Duration: 6-8 hours
About Tinnhølen Triangle
Explore a slice of Hardangervidda National Park through easy terrain on this triangular route near Tinnhølen Lake. The trail is long, but well-marked and mostly flat. The trail visits two serviced cabins open in the summertime so you can choose to spend a cosy night on the high mountain plateau.
If you plan on staying or eating at one of the tourist cabins, be sure to check the opening dates for the season in advance. You can also ring ahead to make sure and to let them know you’re coming.
Tinnhølen Lake is reached along a side road from Norwegian Scenic Route Hardangervidda. Driving along Road 7, look for the turn off to Tinnhølen/Trondsbu between Haugastøl and Vøringsfossen Waterfall.
Follow this road for 12 kilometers , passing Trondsbu cabin, until you reach the parking lot by Tinnhølen Lake.
From the parking lot, follow the marked trail east into the national park to Stigstuv. After a break at Stigstuv, continue northwest towards Bjoreidalshøgda. You will pass back out of the national park on this leg.
At Bjoreidalshøgda, near the closed Bjoreidalshytta cabin, you’ll reach the road you drove along, Tinnhølvegen. Here there are some old stone farm buildings from the 1800s. Follow this road south back to the parking lot.
- Free parking by Tinnhølen Lake
Where to stay
- Trondsbu tourist cabin near the start/end of the loop is a full-service cabin.
- Stigstuv tourist cabin, at the end of the first leg, is also a full-service cabin.
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