Lake Flaksjøen Loop Hiking Trail

Largest lake on Venabygdsfjellet

Essential info

  • Destination: Venabygdsfjellet
  • Season: June-October
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 8.7 kilometers (loop)
  • Elevation Gain: 190 meters
  • Duration: 3-4.5 hours

About Lake Flaksjøen Loop

Family-friendly hike in an open mountain landscape, with great views of Lake Flaksjøen.

Getting there

Start the trip from Lundes and follow the Flaksjølivegen inwards to Flaksjøen.

Trail description

The tour goes on the Flaksjølivegen road all the way to Flaksjøen. You continue on the road all the way up to Flaksjølia. Here the road crosses to a path, then continue the path straight ahead to Kvanndalen, where it takes a turn down to the left, after a large cabin. Some wet areas may meet you along the way, so use good hiking boots. Then follow the path further inwards and up to Svartfjellet. On the walk along the mountain ridge you can enjoy a good view, and then continue on to Svartfjellsætra. Here you have to go over a fence and continue out of the sæter itself until you reach the sæter road. Then follow Svartfjellvegen down to Flaksjølivegen, and complete the trip to Lundes ..


Flaksjøen is the largest lake in the municipality. The tour around takes approx. 3-4 hours, including break. If you travel in the summer, there are opportunities for fishing. There is trout, char and perch in Lake Flaksjøen. Ringebu Fjellstyre and Lundes, have boats for rent. You can rent these at the Lundebutikken,

If you want a paper map for the trip, you can download it in PDF and print.

A map with all tours you can buy in Lundes.

Where to stay

On the Venabygdsfjellet in Gudbrandsdalen you will find Lundes; a family business with a heart to deliver experiences and services tailored to each guest. We have rentals of cabins and apartments of all sizes; in the middle of what many call "Norway's most beautiful hiking terrain". You can rent cottages in Lundegrenda, or apartments in Lundegard. At Lundekroa we serve good food, and what you need in the mountains can be found in Lunde shop or at Kiwi.

There are many opportunities; and the choice is yours. Welcome to the mountains!

Also check out webcam at the top of Trabelifjellet,

Book a cabin or apartment at Lundes, centrally on Venabygdsfjellet


Questions or comments? Let us know.

Download trail descriptions, maps, and guides in the Outtt app.

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