Stølsvegen Helin - Smådalen Hiking

  • Frå synst på Smådalsfjelle - her går stølsvegen nedover Storligile og vidare til Nørre Storlie.

    Frå synst på Smådalsfjelle - her går stølsvegen nedover Storligile og vidare til Nørre Storlie. Photo: Thor Østbye

Essential info

  • Destination: Vang
  • Season: June–November
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 8.1 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 440 meters
  • Duration: 2.5–3.5 hours

About Stølsvegen Helin - Smådalen

On the old mule roads you can feel the history. Here people and cows have walked for centuries to summer grazing on mountain pastures, and here the father came on Saturdays to see his wife and younger children, before he the next day went back to the village with products from the summer pasture that would sold. Now you get to experience the summer pasture road over Smådalsfjellet to Storlien. You drive south along Helin to where the road takes off upwards Brattsetegga. Soon after the barrier money box, the trail takes off to the left, signed "Kløvjavegen", and runs parallel to the new road upward for about 650 m. The trail crosses the well-kept summer pasture road and continues upwards on the upside side of this. A little farther up the trail crosses the mountain farm road once more, and continues diagonally up the bare mountain, passes a stretch west of Hallingstein stone in flat and gentle terrain, all the way in the company of plover. You will eventually pass a larger marsh, where you can experience the lapland bunting and other swamp birds before sloping down toward the birch forest in Smådalen. You cross the stream Storliåne in Storligilen with many alpine plants and follow the marking until the trail reappears at the farms of Nørre Storlien at the sign "Kløvjavegen". The trail you walked now used to be the major road before the new road was finished built in 1929.

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