Synarsvaet Nature & Cultural path
A network of paths in the mountains starting from Hulbak and Rusto. Here you get a great view of Hemsedal and many opportunities for longer trips into the mountain.
How to get there
From highway 52, turn towards Hulbak and follow the road til you reach Hemsedal Fjellcamp.
Parking by Hemsedal Fjellcamp
Remember leash restraint, and keep your dog on a leash.
You can choose to start in Hulbak or in Rusto. Great starting point for hikes in the mountains between Kyrkjebønnøs and Kvitingatn.
Above Hulbak Gård & Hemsedal Fjellcamp is the path to Synarsvaet.
The name "Synarsvaet" means bare rock face with a good view. This special rock was and is used during search and supervision of grazing animals. In addition, the name illustrates large parts of the walk in the path network, as there are many opportunities for good views of Hemsedal.
The landscape is varied and distinctive with mountain climbers, lush birch groves, open plains/marshes and fresh mountain streams. Many rare plants grow in the nutrient-rich soil that faces south and provides early spring grazing.
Cultural monuments such as homesteads with clearing piles and stone fences, as well as haystacks with haystacks and tufts after them, tell of how the people on the farms have fed on the natural resources and shaped the cultural landscape. 27 tufts have been registered in the area. Hulbakkleive and the path up from Rusto are valuable cultural monuments, built by the ancestors.
You will be able to see the connection between the natural conditions and the farmer's work in providing enough fodder for the livestock that gave, and still gives us milk, meat, wool and leather. There are several information boards in the area that tell about the natural qualities, operations and living conditions for animals and people throughout the ages.
The mountain area is owned by Hulbakgårdene, Rustogårdene and Finsetgårdene, and it is the owners of these farms who maintain the path network and manage traffic in the area. The area is grazed by sheep and cows, which must be respected. Grazing and mowing has been and still is the condition for maintaining natural diversity and the cultural landscape.