Otrøvatnet Lake Loop
Photos by Petter Olsen
Hiking & Trekking in Valdres & Jotunheimen


Jun - Oct

Elevation gain:

230 m


12 km/4-5 hrs

Difficulty level:

Discover the rich history of Filefjell
Otrøvatnet Lake Loop

For hundreds of years, Filefjell, the mountainous area between Valdres and Lærdal, has been a central point of connection between eastern and western Norway. The trail around Otrøvatnet Lake takes you on a journey through history, from the Iron Age to the present. You’ll hike past old bloomeries, coal pits and house ruins dating back from year zero to 1200 AD, as well as two mountain lodges wrapped in legends.

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Filefjellstuene is located 900 m.a.s.l, by the old «King's Road» connecting East and West.
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