Tuftelia, Prestholt & Fjellstølhovda Hiking
- Destination Geilo
- Season June–September
- Difficulty Demanding
- Distance 10.5 kilometers
- Elevation 450 meters
- Duration 3.5–4.5 hours
About Tuftelia, Prestholt & Fjellstølhovda
The trail starts from the parking lot west of Tuftelia. Starts with a gravel road up to the railroad track. Here there is a clear and OK crossing with gates on both sides. Then the trail goes steeply up a birch hillside. At the top, the trail divides at a small rest area campfire area). Turn left here. The trail winds westward in easy terrain, rounds Fjellstølhovda and arrives at the Eima tributary, where the river throws itself into a cascading waterfall. Great sight! The trail continues in nice hiking terrain along the Eima until the river turns westward and the trail continues northward toward the Hallingskarvet mountains until it meets Prestholtvegen road, approximately 500 meters before Prestholtseter.
The trip back partly follows Prestholtvegen road and a nice dirt road eastward approximately 1.5 km. At the sign for Urundberget, take a right. Easy, nice and dry trail on the slopes southward. At the trail crossing just before Urundberget, take a right. The trail now meanders down the hills to open terrain with a fantastic view! It is worth taking a short detour (100 meters) up to Fjellstølhovda. Here is the panorama view: Sangefjell, Geilo, Kikut, Ustedalsfjorden, the whole Ustedalen valley toward the Hardangervidda plateau and the
Hallingskarvet mountains. Right afterward, you are back at the starting point of the round, the small rest area. Then go down the steep hill to the parking lot at Tuftelia.