Stuttgongkampen Hiking Trail

Experience a diverse landscape

  • Perfect view over Jotunheimen from the top.

    Perfect view over Jotunheimen from the top. Photo: Erlend Eggen

  • Passing the treeline. Sjoa River in the background.

    Passing the treeline. Sjoa River in the background. Photo: Jan Egil Jægersborg

  • Rocky, but easy trail on the way to the top.

    Rocky, but easy trail on the way to the top. Photo: Jan Egil Jægersborg

  • You'll find multiple areas suitable for a lunch break along the path.

    You'll find multiple areas suitable for a lunch break along the path. Photo: Jan Egil Jægersborg

Essential info

  • Destination: Vågå
  • Season: May-October
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 10.9 kilometers (loop)
  • Elevation Gain: 650 meters
  • Duration: 3-5 hours

About Stuttgongkampen

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.

Getting there

Bus

From Oslo or Beitostølen, take NOR-WAY 161 Valdresekspressen. The nearest stop, Hindsæter, is located a few hundred meters south of the hotel.

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.

Car

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.

Follow Road 51 for another 81 kilometers. Drive past Jotunheimen Caravan Camp and continue north for about 7 kilometers. Park at Hindsæter hotel, located on the left side of the road.

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.  

Trail description

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. 

Facts

  • 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.  

Map

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