Stuttgongkampen Hiking Trail
Experience a diverse landscape
- Destination: Vågå
- Season: May-October
- Difficulty: Medium
- Distance: 10.9 kilometers (loop)
- Elevation Gain: 650 meters
- Duration: 3-5 hours
Trekking to the top of Stuttgongkampen allows you to experience a diverse landscape. The trail takes you past Stuttgongfossen Waterfall, through the pine and birch forests of Stuttgonglia Nature Reserve, before leading you up through rocky terrain. Upon reaching the top, you’ll have a stunning view over the high peaks of Jotunheimen National Park, as well as the gentle slopes of the Sjodal Valley.
Note: The route between Beitostølen and Leirvassbu only operates in summer, between late June through August. Use Norway bus express’ travel planner to organize your trip.
From Oslo, head north on Road E16 towards Bergen for 185 kilometers. When you reach Fagernes, follow the signs to Road 51, towards Vågå/Beitostølen.
Note: Parts of Road 51 (between Garli and Maurvangen) is closed during winter and typically open from April to December.
From Vågå or Sjoa, the road intersects at Randsverk and follows Sjoa River. Park at Hindsæter hotel, located on the left.
From Hindsæter hotel, head north on the marked trail to Stuttgongkampen. Follow the trail for some 650 meters, before crossing Road 51. The trail then leads southwards past Stuttgongfossen. Cross Sjoa River by walking over Stuttgongbrua Bridge.
The route then follows the old summer farm path, Stuttgongvegen, between Hindsæter and Griningsdalen through the pine forests of Stuttgonglia Nature Reserve. Follow Stuttgongvegen for about 1 kilometer, then take the trail to the right. Reaching the end of the forest, the trail continues onto rocky terrain.
You’ll come to a plateau before reaching the top. This is a nice spot to take a break, enjoy your lunch and energize before the final stretch to the top.
Return the same way until you reach the marked intersection, take the trail to the left and continue down until you reach Stuttgongvegen. Follow Stutgongvegen back to the hotel.
- Shops and restaurants are available in Beitostølen (49,5 kilometers south) and Lom (59 kilometers northwest).
Where to stay
Hindsæter hotel offers both hotel and cabin accommodation and serves local food.
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