Harahødn/Harahorn - Topp20 Hemsedal
Beautiful Topp20 hike in the beautiful Vavatn area. Amazing view in all directions, over Hydalen and the mountains towards Hemsedal, Ranastøngji and Jotunheimen.
How to get there
Drive to Tuv, take the road to Grøndalen and follow signpost for Hydalsvegen and further on through the toll station to Vavatn. Harahødn signpost is on the right side of the road. Park at the area with P-sign and follow the marked path. The upper part is a bit stony.
Toll road, card payment.
Bring drinks and some snacks.
If you are looking for an alternative for a shorter trip, then you can walk to Putnaklanten which is mid way up to Harahødn.
The hike starts off on a trail that slowly winds its way up the mountain, with an amazing walk along the ridge until you reach the peak on 1581 masl. Up here the view is spectacular with a 360-degree view of the area. There are several places where you can have a coffee break around the peak area, and just take a moment to relax and enjoy the view - after all, that's what it's all about!
This hike is intermediate and suits hikers that are a bit experienced but also families with kids who have been on a mountain hike before.
The whole area around lake Vavatn is very impressive. This is an old summer farm area where the farmers from Grøndalen went fishing during the summertime. As in the rest of Hemsedal, this is an area where you'll probably meet or see free-grazing cattle, so keep your dog on a leash! Remember to take all your garbage with you down again. During the summer you also might see reindeers on your hike here.