Røgden to Løvhaugen Hiking Trail

Stage 7 of Finnskogleden

  • Purala med bevart røykstue

    Purala med bevart røykstue Photo: Rolf Sørensen

Essential info

  • Destination: Finnskogleden
  • Season: June–October
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 14.7 kilometers (point‑to‑point)
  • Elevation Gain: 0 meters
  • Duration: 6–8 hours

About Røgden to Løvhaugen

This route is stage 7 of the full Finnskogleden hike. Stage 8 is from Løvhaugen to Röjden.

Trail description

In Finnskogen, and especially near Løvhaugen, many “røykstuer”, or smokehouses, can be found. These smokehouses were common meeting places for the Finns residing here in the olden days and many well-preserved buildings are still standing.

When leaving Røgden, walk for 1 kilometer until you reach Purala with a very well kept smokehouse. From here, it is a steep climb into the Moldus mountain range. At the top of the mountain there is a great view of Røgden and the surrounding forest. Continue along a flat trail to Abborrtjärnsberg, a natural reserve rich with plants and home to a nice open-air smokehouse. Here, the trail turns more westward and crosses back into Norway and to Løvhaugen.


  • In the summer, coffee and snacks can be purchased at Purala farm, 1 km from Røgden towards Løvhaugen
  • Drinking water is available from lakes and creeks along the trail

Where to stay

There is a cabin for rent at Løvhaugen. You must book in advance by calling +47 958 53 798.


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