The Eyrie viewpoint in Odnesberget Point of Interest
A steep hike offering excellent views
- Destination: Land
- Season: April-November
- Difficulty: Medium
- Distance: 5.1 kilometers (loop)
- Elevation Gain: 160 meters
- Duration: 1.5-2.5 hours
About The Eyrie viewpoint in Odnesberget
The trail over Odnesberget is steep but offers excellent views over the Randsfjorden and the Dokka delta. The Dokkadelta National Wetland Centre have constructed a viewpoint in Odnesberget nature reserve with funding from Sparebankstifelsen DNB. The viewpoint «The Eyrie» was created by Hans Magne Lunde.
You will also find a lean-to in Odnesberget with views towards what was once one of Norway’s largest ski jumps. The ski jump was first constructed in 1926 and was demolished in 2008. It is most known for its largest jump, with a critical point of 117m, but there were also four smaller jumps. Birger Ruud set a world record in 1931 with 76.5 metres. Johanne Kolstad set a world record for women during the same event of 46.5 metres.
Follow fv33 from Dokka towards Gjøvik for 8.7km before exiting towards Hobsvegen a short distance north of Bjørnen Kro. After 50m take the road to the left and follow this gravel road for 100 metres until you reach the car park near the cabin in Odnesbakken.
A great place to start this route is the cabin at Odnesbakken. From the carpark the trail follows a marked road north that is parallel to the main road, roughly 1.7km. The trail then goes to the right up towards the water tower for 0.3km. From here follow the marked path that continues steeply up towards the top of the cliff. After roughly 0.9km you will reach the viewpoint The Eyrie. The trail continues south along the cliff for 0.4km. After this the trail follows a gravel road towards Hobsvegen for approximately 1km. The route goes south along Hobsvegen back to the carpark at Odnesbakken. This route takes approximately 2 hours.
- Bring plenty of water as there are not many opportunities to top-up along the route.
- Good footwear is recommended as the route is steep in places.
- Free parking next to the cabin in Odnesbakken.
- Lean-to and barbeque site at the top of Odnesberget.
Where to stay
Close to Dokka centre you will find accommodation at Dokka Camping, Dokka motel and Ankalterud Gård. Further away from Dokka you will find accommodation at Haugtun (Aust-Torpa), Ullsaker Øvre Gjestegård (Vest-Torpa), Etna Familiecamping (Etnedal), Lyngstrand Camping og Totenåsen Sportell. There is also the possibility to stay at Spåtind Sport Hotel in Synnfjellet. Here you will find apartments and rooms, a café, and a restaurant and bar.
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