13.7 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
About Nordre Langsua
The hike to the top of Nordre Langsua is a day trip regardless of where you start. Proposed starting points are Øyvassosen by Vinstervatna, Storhøliseter, Venliseter in Espedalen and Revsjøen in Gausdal. Accommodation is available at the DNT cabins Skriurusten and Storkvelvbu, and the public cabins Langsubua and Vesterheimsbua.
This is a route description with Storhøli (Melbysetra) as starting point. At first, follow the way-marked trail towards Skriurusten. After 3 hours through relatively flat terrain, you will reach the trail intersection just above Skriurusten tourist cabin. From here, continue uphill along the trail signposted Storkvelvbu and Haldorbu. At this point, you will have Nordre Langsua straight ahead. After some 600m, the trail will fork. Continue towards Haldorbu. After approx. 1 km, you will see a mound on the right hand side of the trail. Turn left by this mound, and continue diagonally up the mountain side towards the ridge and then on to the Nordre Langsua peak. At the top you will find a large, square beacon and panoramic views.
Mountain grazing land
In the old days, the Vinster Mountain featured a number of large pastures for horses, cattle and sheep. Among these were Svarttjønnholet, Krusgrav and Langsudalen. This grazing land was used by tenant farmers in the Fron villages. Pastures not in use would also, on occasion, be leased to large commercial cattle farms. You will see evidence of this mountain grazing tradition along the route.