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Storhøvda/Storhovda - Topp20 Hemsedal

Difficulty:
Distance: 3.6km
Duration: 2h
Height in meters: 273m

Bilder

View from the top
View from the top
Foot path to Storhøvda
Foot path to Storhøvda
Photoframe towards Skogshødn
Photoframe towards Skogshødn
View towards Hydnefossen and Veslehødn
View towards Hydnefossen and Veslehødn
View from Storhøvda towards Skogshødn
View from Storhøvda towards Skogshødn

Overview

One of our most popular walks for both families and friends. At the top you'll get a 360 view over Skogshødn, Lykkja, Hydnefossen waterfall and all lakes in the area. 

Technique
Experience
Highest altitude
1075m
Lowest altitude
840m
Start coordinates
60.838336, 8.700567

Best season

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How to get there

Drive to Ulsåk from centrum and by the KIWI store take a left up towards Lykkja. After 5km you will find parking by Gravet on the left-hand side of the road with the sign "Storhøvda". Follow the marked path. 

Parking

Plenty of parking on the left-hand side of the road. At times during the year, there is a fee for parking here. 

Safety

Be careful when it is raining, the stones can be slippery on your way down.  Remember to keep your dog on a leash

 

Tip

Take some time to explore the top area of Storhøvda and look for special herbs and flowers to bring home to your loved ones. 

Description

"An easy hike with a fantastic view". 

You start the hike by a gravel road past a small mountain lake before reaching the trail. The trail will from this point become quite steep, so remember to take breaks along the way. The trail goes through a beautiful birch forest with plenty of wildflowers, birds and deer. Keep your eyes peeled for small treasures to bring home.  Once you reach the top you will get a fantastic view of the mountain Skogshødn, the waterfall Hydnefossen, Lykkjas lake area and the valley westwards. We recommend bringing a well-packed picnic bag and don't rush to return. 

 

There is a wooden frame on the top toward the waterfall that makes the perfect picture spot! 

 

If you are feeling more adventurous you can continue walking towards the Topp20 peak Geiteberget, also a stunning viewpoint in Hemsedal, and walk Gravsetåsen back to your parking.