Fjellstølfjellet Hiking Trail

Experience far-reaching vistas of a varied mountain landscape

  • Photo: Petter Olsen

  • Photo: Petter Olsen

  • Photo: Petter Olsen

  • Photo: Petter Olsen

  • Photo: Petter Olsen

Essential info

  • Season: June-October
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 10.2 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 280 meters
  • Duration: 5-6 hours

About Fjellstølfjellet

The trail to Fjellstølfjellet grants you expansive views of a diverse mountain landscape, traveling past several smaller peaks and viewpoints along the way. Beginning at Danebu Kongsgård, the trail runs through birch and spruce forests. You’ll find several small lakes, and there are excellent opportunities for collecting berries and mushrooms in the area. 

Experience the contrasting landscape as the trail travels from the forests up to the bare mountain, where the vistas open up to the towering Jotunheimen peaks.

Running through easy-going terrain, this is an enjoyable hike despite its considerable length and elevation gain.  

Getting there

Exit road E16 in Aurdal right by the church towards Danebu Kongsgård and Valdres Alpine ski slopes. Continue up the road passing the exit to the ski slopes and continue all the way to a toll booth where you need to pay NOK 20 by credit card to pass.

Continue up the road, passing Damtjernet Lake on your left-hand side. After a few hundred meters take a right at the sign towards Danebu Kongsgård. 

Trail description

From Danebu follow the gravel road and take a right at the first junction after the parking lot. Go past the football field, take a left at Varpadalsvegen and then immediately after, a right on Danebuvegen.

Follow Danebuvegen for 150 meters and look for signs towards Fjellenden and Binnhovdsknatten. The trail goes into the forest on the right side of a small creek.

After 400 meters you get to Fræningen Lake. Follow this trail over to the northern end of the lake. There is a trail junction here where one trail takes you to Binnhovdsknatten and the other to Fjellenden. Follow the trail towards Fjellenden. After hiking 750 meters, you get to Fjellenden at 1145 meters above sea level.

The trail from Fjellenden is easy to navigate as it follows the ridge all the way to Fjellstølfjellet.

Follow the same trail back from where you came from or take the trail to Storstølknatten and from there follow the trail back to Fræningen Lake. 

Facts

  • If you are interested in local food and beer then go by Noraker Gard and Små Vesen before or after the hike. Noraker Gard is known for its production of fermented fish which they sell in the farm shop. Små Vesen sells its excellent locally produced beer.
  • Fræningen Lake is drinking water so swimming is strictly forbidden
  • You can fill up your water bottle in lakes and creeks along the way.

Where to stay

Right by the trailhead, you will find the historic Danebu Kongsgård hotel.

Map

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