Høgeloft/Hogeloft - Topp20 Hemsedal
Høgeloft is the highest peak of Hemsedal at 1920moh. This is a long but not steep hike that follows a gravel road, a good tip is to bring a bike for the first km.
How to get there
From the Tourist Office take road 52 for 35 km in the direction of Lærdal to the lake Eldrevatnet. Turn to the right and park on the big parking area to your left. Follow the gravel road 2 km and keep left at the crossroads. Follow the road approx. 3 km before the gravel road ends and you will need to follow cairns. This trip is not clearly signed and marked so we recommend you to use map and compass! The trip can be cycled the first 5 km on the gravel road.
Parking area by Eldrevatn
Bring a map and compass. The weather might shift quickly so a change of clothes could be recommended.
It might be good to bring a bike for the first km along the gravel road. Remember to bring snacks and something to drink.
Are you up for a long and scenic hike to the top of Hemsedal? Then the Topp20 hike to Høgeloft is the right choice for you. For this hike, we recommend bringing a map and compass, just in case you get lost.
The hike starts off at Eldrevatn on 1120 masl. The first section follows a gravel road, an option is to bring a bike for this part. The hike also crosses country borders so you walk in both Lærdal and Hemsedal. The marking is not the best, which is why you should bring a map and compass.
After 3km on the gravel road, you follow the trail leading up to the mountain, starting just before a small stream. From here you look for the cairns markings leading you to the top. The terrain is quite rocky so sturdy shoes and hiking poles can come in handy.
When reaching the top you will have panoramic views of Jotunheimen and Hemsedal. You should be able to spot Buaknuppen, Svarthetta and Kyrkjebønnøse.