Fjellenden Hiking Trail

Easy hike with great views

  • Photo: Kjell Arne Berntsen

  • Photo: Morten Helgesen

  • Photo: Morten Helgesen

Essential info

  • Destination: Valdres
  • Season: June-October
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 5.7 kilometers (loop)
  • Elevation Gain: 270 meters
  • Duration: 3-4 hours

About Fjellenden

Fjellenden is an easy and popular peak in this area with great views in all directions, including views of Jotunheimen National Park. At the end of the hike go by Danebu Kongsgård Hotel for some excellent local cuisine. 

Getting there

Exit road E16 in Aurdal right by the church towards Danebu Kongsgård and Valdres Alpine ski slopes. Continue up the road passing the exit to the ski slopes and continue all the way to a toll booth where you need to pay NOK 20 to pass. 

Continue up the road, passing Damtjernet Lake on your left-hand side. Find the parking lot on the left side of the road 100 meters past Danebu Kongsgård Hotel.

Trail description

Follow the trail upwards to Fræningen Lake. There is a picnic area by the lake. Continue on the trail following along the western side of the lake. You will pass a couple of cabins by the lake. Further hike up through the forest and up to the peak of Fjellenden. 

On your way down, take the trail past Fjelltjernet Lake, continue southeast to Storstølknatten and back to Danebu. 


If you are interested in local food and beer then go by Noraker Gard and Små Vesen before or after the hike. Noraker Gard is known for its production of fermented fish which they sell in the farm shop. Små Vesen sells its excellent locally produced beer. 


  • Free parking

Where to stay

Right by the trailhead, you will find the historic Danebu Kongsgård hotel.


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