Formokampen Hiking Trail

360 degree views of more than 40 peaks

Essential info

  • Destination: Rondane
  • Season: June-October
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 9 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 470 meters
  • Duration: 3-4 hours

About Formokampen

Formokampen is a popular mountain peak providing amazing views of the mountains in all directions, including Norway’s highest mountains, Galhøpiggen and Glittertinden. There is a mountain sighting disc at the top to help you name the surrounding mountains and viewpoints.

The hike to Formokampen is suitable for all ages which is unique for all the incredible views that it offers at the top.

On your way to the summit, you will pass 14 stone-lined pits and stone funnel traps used for trapping reindeer, most likely during the Viking Age and early Middle Ages. These pits were designed to capture reindeer from any side and were strategically camouflaged and nestled into the landscape. 

Getting there

Car

Put “Putten Seter” into your GPS, this is where the hike begins. Or drive north of Road E6 and follow the road to the right onto Fv437. At the second intersection, you will see a sign for Putten Seter and follow the road to the right.

Public Transport

There are many trains and buses to Otta Skysstasjon Station. You can take a bus from there to “Høvringsvegen E6”, the closest stop to Putten Seter. From the bus stop, you will need to walk for about 11 kilometers before reaching Putten Seter. 

Trail description

The trip begins at Putten Seter. Follow the gravel road until you cross a small bridge. Then make a sharp left turn onto the red-marked trail. The trail heads past a few cabins, then through a small marshy area, before continuing through a birch forest. After some time, the trail crosses a stream before reaching the ridge towards Formokampen. The last few kilometers are fairly steep and quite rocky in places, so it is not advised to hike in bad weather.   

Facts

No matter if it is sunny or cloudy, the winds are strong on this mountain so make sure you wear layers. 

Amenities

Where to stay

Putten Seter is located in Høvringen, on the south side of the mountain, and is the starting point for the hike. The mountain lodge offers an abundance of cottages, cabins, and rooms to rent. It also runs Høvringen Hostel

Map

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