Great views of a classic Norwegian mountain farm area
- Destination: Valdres
- Season: June–November
- Difficulty: Medium
- Distance: 3.2 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
- Elevation Gain: 550 meters
- Duration: 3.5–4 hours
This hike up to Nøsakampen will show of the idyllic mountain farm area in Valdres, Norway. The hike up is not particularly steep so it suits all ages. On the way, stop for a swim in Skardtjernet.
Follow road E16 North from Fagernes. If you are arriving from Bergen/Tyinkrysset, take the E16 South towards Fagernes. Exit when you see the sign to “Riste bro” (Riste Bridge). Keep to the right after the bridge and follow the signs towards M. Syndin (automatic toll road, NOK 60 in 2010). Drive past Syndinstogo (tourist cabin), over the bridge by Pyttingen and continue to Strø. Marked parking area and picnic tables where the road ends up.
Follow the road a few hundred meters on foot, past the summer farm cabins, until you find the trail. Continue until the marked trail turns right towards Nøsakampen. Swimming possibilities in Skardstjernet. Follow the cairns to the top and enjoy a magnificent view.