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Skogshødn/Skogshorn - Topp20 Hemsedal

Difficulty:
Distance: 9km
Duration: 5h
Height in meters: 833m

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Overview

Skogshorn is the most visited and most photographed mountain in Hemsedal. From the top you get the view over Lykkja and the lake area and also towards the waterfall Hydnefossen. 

Technique
Experience
Highest altitude
1728m
Lowest altitude
903m
Start coordinates
60.882168, 8.753071

Best season

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How to get there

From Hemsedal drive 4 km toward Gol until you enter a small place called Ulsåk. Take off E39 toward Lykkja, road number FV231. Follow the road for 13.5 km. Skogshorn is on your left-hand, parking on the right. 

Parking

Parking, payment via Vipps (only for Norwegians).

Safety

Bring a drink and snacks.

Tip

This is the perfect hike for those who like a good workout, bring your step counter and try to run it up in intervals. 

Description

Skogshorn is by far the most visited mountain in Hemsedal. In 2015-19 we had sherpas restoring the trail and now it is a fantastic hike in a beautiful landscape, accessible by most who has the lungs to make it up.  

 

The entry point of the trail is located in Lykkja, a mountain area with traditional Norwegian mountain pastures. You start the hike on a normal hiking trail before entering the new trail made by the sherpas. We hope you like walking on stairs because most of the trail from here on up are stone stairs. You will find 3 resting spots on your way up. 

 

There are some small detours that are possible to do, both to the stream of Hynda and the lake of Hundsemvatn. 

 

The mountain of Skogshorn separates Hallingdal from neighbour valley Valdres and beneath the mountain, there are several mountain lakes and streams that are perfect for a swim on a sunny day.