Lake Glen to Lake Halvorsjøen Paddling

Day 1 of exploring Jyltingsmarka

Essential info

  • Season: June–August
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 5.9 kilometers (point‑to‑point)
  • Elevation Gain: 0 meters
  • Duration: 2–5.5 hours

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About Lake Glen to Lake Halvorsjøen

This adventure is the first day of a 4-day trip paddling in Jyltingsmarka. 

Getting there

There are two options for reaching Lake Glen. 

Car

From the nearest village of Drevsjø, head north on Fv26 before turning right onto Fv654. After approximately 12 km turn right onto the unnamed backroad. Drive about 5 km before the destination will be on your right. It is the second parking lot. The coordinates are 61.957324, 12.105773.

Transportation provided by Femund Canoe Camp

Femund Canoe Camp can organize transportation from its base to Jyltingsmarka. 

Trail description

Starting from Lake Glen, you’ll paddle south before reaching a small stream that will connect you to Lake Halvorsjøen. The water may be low enough that you’ll need to portage your canoe. Lake Halvorsjøen is a long L-shaped lake with many fantastic places to pitch a tent on its shores. 

In both lakes grayling, common whitefish, perch, and northern pike can be found. Make sure you have a fishing license, which are available for purchase at Femund Canoe Camp. 

Facts

  • If you do not own a canoe, you can rent one from Femund Canoe Camp. Make sure you book in advance.
  • The closest grocery store is Joker, located in Drevsjø.
  • In addition to the Outtt app, it's advised to also bring a paper map with at least a 1:100000 scale. Maps are available at Femund Canoe Camp.  

Amenities

  • The lake water is clean enough to drink but, use your own discretion. 

At Lake Glen

  • A large wind shelter with fireplace
  • Public toilet 
  • A ramp with a public electric HC lift for lifting people in a canoe
  • Free parking 

Where to stay

If you are traveling from Oslo, you may want to stay at the nearest campground Femund Canoe Camp, a 15-minute drive from Lake Glen before embarking on your adventure. It's a 26 decare wilderness camp that also has cabins. In addition to access to basic amenities such as toilets and showers, in addition to a grill house, wind shelter, picnic tables, a playground, sauna, and field for sports.

Once in the wilderness, pitch a tent. In Norway, you can camp nearly everywhere, read more about the Right to Roam law

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