Røssjøkollane Hiking Trail

  • Photo: Thor Østbye

  • Med utsikt mot Røssjøberget.

    Med utsikt mot Røssjøberget. Photo: Geir Høitomt

  • Tårnfalk.

    Tårnfalk. Photo: Thor Østbye

  • Skjeggklokke.

    Skjeggklokke. Photo: Thor Østbye

  • Brudespore.

    Brudespore. Photo: Thor Østbye

Essential info

  • Destination: Langsua
  • Season: April-November
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 3.2 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 270 meters
  • Duration: 3-6 hours

About Røssjøkollane

Follow Vestfjellvegen (route 204) from Gausdal or Fagernes, or drive from Dokka via route 196 past Spåtind Helse- og Høyfjellshotell. Parking by Storlægerplassen (just north of the main road), between Lenningen and the Oppsjøkrysset junction. Driving time from Dokka is approx. 1 hour. Way-marked route from car park to Røssjøkollene, or alternatively to Solskiva or Djuptjernskampen. Trails are of high quality, and the length can be adjusted to suit weather conditions and ability. Vestfjellvegen is closed during winter, and usually opens in early June. Panoramic views and bearded flowers On your hike to Røssjøkollene, Solskiva or Djuptjernskampen, you will walk through one of the richest in bearded bellflower (Campanula barbata) areas in Northern Europe. In our part of the world, this species can only be found here and in the Langsua National Park area. Other locations reasonably close to us are Southern Europe, the Sudetes and the Alps. The bearded bellflower is similar to the more common bluebell, but as its name indicates it has a beard (hairs) on its flower, leaves and stem. You will find it along the trail as well as in the birch forest up from Storlægerplassen, but the richest areas are Røssjøkollene and north of Geitberget. A short detour from the trail to enjoy the visual delight of one of our exclusive rarities is strongly recommended! The bearded bellflower is in flower in July and August, and you will also find other exciting mountain plants such as the golden root, twoflower violet, spring pasque flower, grass of Parnassus, snow gentian, moonwort and fragrant orchid.

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