Kåsen Cave Hiking
Go caving in Rondane National Park
- Destination: Rondane
- Season: June–October
- Difficulty: Demanding
- Distance: 5.3 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
- Elevation Gain: 180 meters
- Duration: 2–3 hours
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About Kåsen Cave
Kåsen cave is a small but interesting cave not far away from Mysusæter by Rondane National Park. The cave itself is fairly wide in the start but gets very narrow in the end. If you dare it is possible to climb outside from the end of the cave as well.
As an extra bonus, you get some really great views of Rondane National Park from the cave's opening.
If you have a car you can drive from Otta and up to Mysusæter. When you get close to Mysusæter, you will find Rondane Hotel on your right-hand side. You can ask if it is ok to park your car there or continue for about 500 more meters and park your car behind Musysæter Servicesenter.
You can also take the bus from Otta to Mysusæter. Usually, there is one bus in the morning and one in the afternoon. Check out the timetables at Opplandstrafikk.no or call them(+47 61 28 90 00) if it is hard to find the correct departure times.
From Mysusæter Servicesenter you can choose to hike along the Ulafossen waterfall or head up the road to the top of the waterfall. The most interesting hike is certainly to hike along the waterfall.
Start hiking along the main road towards Otta. After about 300-400 meter you will find a sign for Ulafossen by a small gravel road on your right-hand side. Follow this trail all the way up to the top of the waterfall where you get to another gravel road leading from Mysusæter and upwards to some cabins.
Cross the bridge over the Ula river and immediately after the bridge start following the trail on your right-hand side. Follow this trail along the river for about 1km and then start climbing the trail up to Kåsen. The cave's opening is found a little bit before you reach the top of Kåsen itself.
From Mysusæter Servicesenter you can choose to head up the gravel road towards the national park. After some initial climbing, the road levels off. Continue straight ahead when you reach the toll both going into the national park on your right-hand side. About 1km after the toll booth you will see the bridge crossing the Ula river.
Where to stay
Rondane Hotel is the best and nearest accommodation for this adventure.