The Svea cairn Hiking
Viewpoint Lesjaskogsvatnet and Lordalen
- Destination: Lesja
- Season: June–November
- Difficulty: Medium
- Distance: 4.5 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
- Elevation Gain: 480 meters
- Duration: 1.5–2 hours
About The Svea cairn
Nice hike up through cosy pine wood to Svea cairn. A nice viewpoint over the lake Lesjaskogsvatnet and towards Lordalen.
Start at the convenience store at Lora, about 10 km west of Lesja centre. Follow the sidewalk 180 m west, cross the road and continue to Lora railway station. Walk the railroad underpass, and you´ll see the hiking trail.
It´s a good trail with direction signs along the way. The stram you follow parts of the way, was once hand made to secure water supplies to the farms below. The Svea cairn is situated just above the tree line, with a wide view of the Lesja valley and the lake Lesjaskogsvatnet. Return the same way.
For this hike we recommend good hiking shoes.