Padletur på Bygdin Paddling

  • Photo: Morten Helgesen

  • Photo: Morten Helgesen

  • Photo: Morten Helgesen

  • Photo: Morten Helgesen

  • Photo: Morten Helgesen

Essential info

  • January – December
  • Expert
  • 17.3 kilometers
  • 0 meters
  • hours

About Padletur på Bygdin

Bygdin is the largest lake in Jotunheimen and located in Vang. Bygdin is regulated and is located between 1048 and 1058 m. The lake has an area of 46 square kilometers. The sea is long and narrow - as the crow flies 25 km long. Maximum depth is 215 m

Natural starting point is either from the west at Eidsbugarden or from the east side of the lake, by Fagerstrand at Bygdin Høyfjellshotell.

A common route is in westerly direction from Fagerstrand to Torfinnsbu. A common route is in westerly direction from Fagerstrand to Torfinnsbu. Bygdin twists and turns at the starting point Fagerstrand. The paddle offers a great spectacle toward west as peaks and mountains rise up from the lake.

A good tip is to stay on the north side and close to the shore. Bygdin is regulated and the lake slowly fills. This makes it possible to come ashore on the bare rocky beaches almost all the way from start to endpoint.

Remember that Bygdin is a mountain lake that can lead to rapid variations in the weather.


Nice places to launch your Kayak:
From the east: Fagerstrand

From the West: Eidsbugarden