Medskogen to Haldammen Hiking
Stage 10 of Finnskogleden
- Destination: Finnskogleden
- Season: June–October
- Difficulty: Medium
- Distance: 23.1 kilometers (point‑to‑point)
- Elevation Gain: 0 meters
- Duration: 5–8 hours
About Medskogen to Haldammen
This route is stage 10 of the full Finnskogleden hike. Stage 11 is Haldammen–Gravberget–Bråten.
This section of Finnskogleden is long, but easy going, traveling along gravel roads and wooded paths. From Medskogen, the trail rises upwards towards Storhøklingen mountain. There is a gapahuk located not far from the peak. The landscape opens up and the trail heads slightly downhill towards lake Kroksjøen, where the summer café Honkaniemi is beautifully situated along the shore. Enjoy a rest here along the edge of the lake.
Just a few kilometers further lies the village Possåsen. The trail then continues north on a gravel road to the village of Juvberget, with Juvbergshetta mountain towering behind the village at 611 meters over sea level. It is possible to stop here and stay in the cabin at Juvberget farm. In addition, Nedre Juvberget offers additional accommodation.
Otherwise, there are 6 kilometers of easy-going forest terrain before reaching Haldammen. Nervang farm, further along the trail in Gravberget, offers accommodation as well as pick-up for a small fee. This saves 4.5 kilometers of walking and provides more time to explore the village and church in Gravberget, which has attracted worldwide attention for its architecture.
- Coffee and baked goods can be purchased at Honkaniemi café by Kroksjøen lake
- Coffee, cakes and dinner can be purchased in Gravberget. Open everyday except Monday from 12:00 to 17:00.
- Drinking water is available from lakes and creeks along the trail
Where to stay
There is a cabin at the Juvberget farm.
Nervang farm in Gravberget offers accommodation as well as pick-up for a small fee. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org before arrival.
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