Photos by Petter Olsen
Hiking & Trekking in Hallingdal


Jun - Oct

Elevation gain:

680 m


18 km/6-7 hrs

Difficulty level:

Take a roundtrip hike with sweeping views of the vast Hardangervidda plains

This hike takes you from the center of Geilo via Hakkesetstølen to Birgithovda (1,173 m.a.s.l.). From Hakkesetstølen, observe how the landscape changes as you pass the tree line and the views open up to the open Hardangervidda mountain plains. The route runs via Birgitstølen on the way back. Here you'll pass several old summer mountain farms and experience a landscape marked by hundreds of years of grazing.

The summer ski lift from Vestlia Ski Center to the top of the slalom hills makes this hike easily accessible and more suitable for a family outing. Hiking from Geilo town center to Hakkesetstølen is more demanding, as the first few kilometers run uphill. 

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Places to stay

Bardøla is a classic mountain hotel in the heart of Geilo. The hotel is beautifully situated within walking distance from the city centre of Geilo.
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Vestlia Resort is a full service resort situated in the cozy mountain-village of Geilo, halfway between Oslo and Bergen.
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Highland Lodge is a full service Lodge situated in the centre of the mountain-village Geilo, halfway between Oslo and Bergen.
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