Børesteinen Hiking Trail
Experience far-reaching fjord views
- Destination: Sognefjellsvegen
- Season: May-October
- Difficulty: Demanding
- Distance: 8 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
- Elevation Gain: 990 meters
- Duration: 2-2.5 hours
This hike is demanding as the trail travels steeply uphill all the way, reaching an elevation of almost 1,000 meters above sea level. Conditions are breezy and unprotected at the top, so do not leave children unattended.
In summer, the local route no. 200 (Lom-Sognefjellet-Sogndal) run across the Sognefjellet mountain plateau. Alight from the bus at Luster. Buy your tickets aboard the bus or via the app Opplandstrafikk Billett.
The final stretch towards the peak is exposed, so tread carefully. Once at the top, stunning fjord views await.
- Stock up on food at the grocery store in Luster.
Where to stay
Døsen Farm bed and breakfast is situated along Road 55, about 1 kilometer south of Luster. This traditional farm is now turned into a modern bed and breakfast, offering apartment, hotel, and glamping (glamorous camping) accommodation. Enjoy a locally sourced breakfast and stunning fjord views. Find booking information here.
Another option is Turtagrø Hotel, which is located alongside Road 55, about 30 kilometers northeast of Fortun. It dates back to the 1880s but was recently renovated. They serve breakfast, lunch, and three-course dinners. Campsite rental is also available, which includes access to showers, toilets, and a common area. The lodge is open between Easter and mid-September.
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