A nice walk in the mountains of Grøndalen with great views at the top. Estimated walking time approximately 3.5 hours trip / return. Views of Hemsedal and Harahødn.
The hike to Kvitingatn starts off in a beautiful old summer farm area and is an intermediate hike through a wild mountain landscape. Beautiful view in all directions from the top.
How to get there
Drive from the Tourist Office towards Tuv, take the road to Grøndalen and follow the signpost for Hydalsvegen. After 3 km on the mountain road, there is a sign “Parking Kvitingatn” on the right side. Follow marks and signs through the mountain farm area Fjellstølane. Further on the path crosses the Holstein stream by the bridge onto the ridge of Kvitingatn.
Parking lot, payment Vipps (only avalible for Norwegians)
Bring something to drink and some snacks.
If you continue a bit further up the road when arriving by car, then you'll find Harahorn hotel and restaurant, they serve fantastic food with flavours from the mountains around you.
An intermediate Topp20 hike that is suitable for accustomed hikers and families.
You start at the top of the tree line and walk through a beautiful summer farm landscape, following a rocked stream towards Holstein. You cross the stream and the farm landscape flows into high mountains, the trail slowly becomes increasingly steeper with the hill. After the first peak, you follow the ridge all the way to the top of Kvitingatn.
From Kvitingatn there is a beautiful view towards the ski resort of Hemsedal, the Topp20 hike to Harahødn and the area around.
The Kvitingatn hike is a return trip, but you can choose to make it a point to point trip and hike to Hulbak of Hemsedal Center. To do this you follow the stream towards Hølsteinstølane. Be careful if you decide to walk down the east side of the mountain off track to quickly get to the path that goes to the centre as there is no marked trail there.