Lebiko to Øyermoen Hiking
Stage 4 of Finnskogleden
- Destination: Finnskogleden
- Season: June–October
- Difficulty: Medium
- Distance: 14.9 kilometers (point‑to‑point)
- Elevation Gain: 0 meters
- Duration: 5–7 hours
About Lebiko to Øyermoen
This route is stage 4 of the full Finnskogleden hike. Stage 5 is from Øyermoen to Askosberget.
The trail from Lebiko to Øyermoen travels through several woodland farms and beautiful cultural landscapes. All the residential areas in the region were established by the Finnish people who settled in the surrounding forest. Walk a few kilometers in easy woodland to Kvåho, which has well-maintained buildings and fences. The neighboring area a few kilometers further north, called Abborhøgda, has more buildings and rich cultural landscapes. This place was ranked among the ten most cultural landscapes in Norway in 1994. The best time to experience this farming region is during the flower fair in mid-June.
The trail continues along the easy forest terrain to Viker village, located on the south side of the Øyersjøen lake. Follow the west side of the lake to Øyermoen. Midway, at Bolneset, is a 4-acre larch forest planted in 1803. Upon reaching Øyermoen, walk north along the road named Rugbråtavegen to the Nedre Øieren farm.
- Nedre Øieren is self-catering, but the host can purchase food for you if you book in advance
- Drinking water is available from lakes and creeks along the trail
Where to stay
Nedre Øieren is a 17th-century Finnish farm which offers accommodation. Call +47 971 49 041 to book. There is also a small museum where you can learn more about the people who settled in this area.
Alternative accommodation can be arranged at Øyermoen. Call Ole Martin Pelsholen (+47 916 59 779) who rents out a cabin which can house four people.