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Vågå to Lemonsjø Fjellstue Cycling

Marvel at a beautiful agricultural landscape

  • Photo: Petter Olsen

  • Photo: Petter Olsen

  • Photo: Petter Olsen

  • Photo: Petter Olsen

  • Photo: Petter Olsen

Essential info

  • Season: May-October
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 18.8 kilometers (point‑to‑point)
  • Elevation Gain: 840 meters
  • Duration: 3-4 hours

About Vågå to Lemonsjø Fjellstue

Take in a wonderful agricultural landscape as you cycle from Vågå in Gudbrandsdalen Valley to Lemonsjø Lake in Jotunheimen. This short, but scenic leg allows you to experience an abundance of mountain farms and flowery meadows. Passing the treeline, stunning views of Jotunheimen await.

Having finished the leg’s toughest ascent from Vågå to Bringsfjellet Mountain, reward yourself with a refreshing dip in Flatningen or Lemonsjø lakes.

Getting there

Vågå is situated a 4-hour drive north of Oslo. Follow road E6 to Otta and then take road 15 to Vågå. The drive from Bergen takes 6-hours. 

Public Transportation
Vågå can be reached from Oslo by train to Otta and then bus to Vågå or by taking bus route VY146 directly from Oslo. You can also travel from Bergen by taking the Fjordekspressen route

Trail description

From Vågå Hotel follow road 15 towards Stryn and Lom. Start by cycling through the center of Vågå and follow the cycle path which takes you past the large roundabout and over the bridge. Immediately after the bridge, take a left towards Sjårdalen. After 550 meters the road splits, and you should bear right. The road now starts to ascend towards the mountain. When the road takes the first sharp right turn, stop and enjoy the views of Vågå.

Continue along the road as it takes you above the treeline and up to an area with mountain farms and flowery meadows. Continue until you take a right onto Tuvstulvegen Road. The road descends a bit down to Flatningen Lake, which is a good place for a swim.

From Flatningen Lake it is 3.5 kilometers left on a gravel road until you meet up with the main road from Vågå. Take a left and follow this main road to Lemonsjø Fjellstue

Where to stay

  • For a traditional mountain hotel experience, stay at Vågå Hotel. Enjoy a hearty meal by the fireplace, take a sauna or a refreshing swim in the pool.

  • Lemonsjø Fjellstue is a family-run mountain lodge offering hotel, apartment or cabin accommodation. Their restaurant serves local, home-made specialties such as mountain trout, moose, and sour cream porridge.   


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