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Svullrya, a Norwegian town located in the heart of Finnskogen, is a great starting point for a 3-day, 44 kilometer hike along the Finnskogleden trail.
With a variety of available accommodation, tempting cafés, and the Norsk Skogfinsk cultural museum, there are many amenities to enjoy in town before and after the trip. There is overnight parking available at the local hotel, Finnskogen Kro og Motell, and a short journey down to Nedre Øieren farm at Øyermoen, where the hike begins.
The route continues on to Aksosberget, Røgden, and finishes at Løvhaugen.
Getting thereFrom Svullrya, take the Grue taxi (+47 62 94 71 80) to Øyermoen, which is about 24 km south-east. Returning to Svullrya from the end of the route in Løvhaugen is also best done by taxi.
In summer it is easiest to drive to Svullrya because there are no buses operating locally during the school holidays. Alternatively, take a train from Oslo to Kongsvinger and then take a taxi directly to Øyermoen. The taxi from Kongsvinger will cost approximately 1,000 NOK.
Before June 25th and after August 20th, on school days only, it is possible to use public transportation to and from the trail. Take a train to Kongsvinger, then take bus 515 to Masterudkrysset before switching to bus 568 to Øyermoen. From Løvhaugen, route 581 drives to Svullrya. Check en-tur.no for times.