Svarttjønn Hiking Trail

An idyllic tarn in the woods

  • Photo: Therese Gjersøe Hole

Essential info

  • Destination: Lesja
  • Season: April–October
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 6.8 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 90 meters
  • Duration: 2.5–3 hours

About Svarttjønn

Svarttjønne is an idyllic tarn in the woods. Perfect for a family getaway!

Getting there

Exit the E136 by signs towards Slådalsvegen/Vågå and onto Vestsidevegen. Starting point is just south of Bottheimgardane.

Trail description

Start from Bottheimsetervegen, which is marked blue and white. After about 1 km, take off from the main path and head east along the Flotvegen, which is marked red and white. Wide and nice path to the Svarttjønn. Here you will find a nice bonfire site.

If you continue the road past Svarttjønne you come to Kvennåe. Here is a nice bridge over the river. Above the bridge there are great waterfalls. 


Since Kvennåe has been built into small-scale hydro power plants, the water supply in the river can be affected at times.


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