Snydda Hiking

Hike Okla mountain for a panorama of Gjevillvatnet lake

  • Fantastisk utsikt over Gjevilvassdalen på tur opp mot toppunktet.

    Fantastisk utsikt over Gjevilvassdalen på tur opp mot toppunktet. Photo: Oddveig Torve

  • Turen starter fra Langodden - på vestsida av Gjevilvatnet.

    Turen starter fra Langodden - på vestsida av Gjevilvatnet. Photo: Oddveig Torve

  • Snydda (t.v) har en markant siluett i Trollheimen. Eggen ser bratt ut, men er fin å ferdes langs.

    Snydda (t.v) har en markant siluett i Trollheimen. Eggen ser bratt ut, men er fin å ferdes langs. Photo: Oddveig Torve

  • Å gå opp eggen ser vågal ut på avstand, men er bred og fin.

    Å gå opp eggen ser vågal ut på avstand, men er bred og fin. Photo: Oddveig Torve

Essential info

  • Destination: Oppdal
  • Season: June–November
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Distance: 14.4 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 960 meters
  • Duration: 6–7 hours

About Snydda

Snydda peak sits on top of Okla mountain offering stunning views of Gjevillvatnet lake and surrounds. Making the trek to the top at 1,580 m.a.s.l. is a classic journey for locals and visitors alike.

Getting there

The trail begins by Langoddsætra on the south side of Gjevillvatnet lake. There is a small parking lot there.

Trail description

From the road, the first part of the trail is marked. You’ll ascend quickly as you follow the Engelsbekken stream up through the birch woods. Once you are past the treeline, the terrain flattens out and is easy to cross.

Korgtjønna pond is a nice place to take a break and relax. At this point you'll leave the trail and scramble up to the peak from the eastern side, as shown on the map.

From a distance, the last stretch up to Snydda from the east looks narrow, but it is not too difficult or exposed. Soon you’ll be on the top and will reap the benefits of your efforts in the form of a beautiful view over Trollheimen and the Sunndalsfjella mountains.

Alternate Route
On the way back you can descend to the southwest before following the trail east over Stenhøa ridge above Mjølkskåla and Korgtjønna ponds before rejoining the trail you took on the ascent. 

Where to stay

Oppdal has a range of accommodation options available, including cabins, hotels, and Airbnbs.

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