Mjellknapp Hiking Trail
Perfect hike for the adventurer
- Destination: Vang
- Season: June-November
- Difficulty: Medium
- Distance: 4.2 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
- Elevation Gain: 750 meters
- Duration: 2-3 hours
Looking for a varied and exciting hike? In only a couple of
hours you've gotten a taste of willow landscape, the "mysterious"
Tjørobytta, a pitfall, and some safe scrambling over scree slopes.
1.5 km above the Slettefjellsbommen (boom barrier), you take a left toward Herredalen valley, and continue on until you have passed a quarry on the right hand (1020 meters above sea level). You can park a few hundred meters further ahead.
On foot you then cross Rysna on a footbridge made of concrete. The trail winds nicely along the creek and over rocks up to the lakeside Tjørobytta. Here is a nice spot for a picnic. So far you've walked a lot on grass, but now stone is predominant. Further up you get rewarded with a wonderful view over Slettfjellet, Slidrebygdene and into the Jotunheim.
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