Harkildhaugen Hiking Trail

Easy area to travel and explore in for everyone

  • Photo: Solveig Græsli

  • Photo: Solveig Græsli

Essential info

  • Destination: Lesja
  • Season: April–November
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 0.8 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 30 meters
  • Duration: 0.5–1.5 hours

About Harkildhaugen

Harkildhaugen is a short trip that suits most people; whether you are a little explorer, birdwatcher or just want to take a trip in an exiting natural history area. 

Getting there

Exit E136 near Joramo, signposted Vestsidevegen and Traasdahl. Follow Vestsidevegen over a bridge and turn left onto Blæsetervegen. Drive 1.4 km and park by the road about 500 m from Kvennmoen fur farm. 

Trail description

Harkildhaugen is a characteristic moraine ridge, located close to a small tarn, Storrtjønne. On the top of the ridge you can relax and enjoy the view from a bench. The area is also a bird biotope. Maybe you'll see a special bird? 


Since the area at Harkildhaugen is a bird biotope, extra attention must be paid during the nesting period. 


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