Nysetknippen Hiking Trail

  • Nysetknippen

    Nysetknippen Photo: Torleiv Torgersen

  • Nysetknippen

    Nysetknippen Photo: Turid Hilde Gåsbakk

Essential info

  • Destination: Ål
  • Season: May-October
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 1.1 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 100 meters
  • Duration: 1-2 hours

About Nysetknippen

One of the tours in the tourprogram 10 tourfavorites in Ål 2018.

Marked path, first in forest-terrain, then on mountain path.

Getting there

How to get there:

Drive up Vestlia from Ål station to Jonsetsvingen. Then follow Nysetvegen past Randitjørni and old Nyset until you can see down on Nyset. Toll road.


Park on the left side of the road, above Nyset.

Trail description

Nysetknippen (1150 masl) is a landmark, both at Veståsen and from the other side of the main valley. The characteristic pyramid shape and the steep front makes it easy to recognize.

Marked path, first in forest-terrain, then on mountain path.

Start the hike by walking the path towards Hustjørni and Presttjørni and continue a bit further until the path divides. Here you will find a sign to Nysetknippen and you exit to the right. Follow this path upwards until you pass the treeline and follow the mountain ridge to the top. You will be rewarded with an excellent view towards the mountains in Ål and Nes. It is steep at the top of Nysetknippen. Watch the children.

If you would like a longer hike, is it possible to start further down, see the trip 7.1 Veståsen, 7.4 Høgebrot and 7.5 Presttjørni.

In the old days the young shepherd boys said you were a real man if you dared to walk around the cairn on the top of Nysetknippen.

In November 1881 Kari Aslesdtr Grevsgard got lost at Veståsen on her way home to Ål. Next summer they found her dead under a tree below Nysetknippen.



2,2 kilometres back and forth. 1060 - 1150 masl.


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