Stage 4 of the Jotunheimen Historical Hiking Route
The final stage of the Historical Hiking Route in Jotunheimen takes you west from Torfinnsbu, along Bygdin lake, climbing to as high as 1600 meters above sea level, and back down to the final destination at Eidsbugarden, the most visited mountain area north of the Alps.
The famous Norwegian poet and mountaineer, Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, made his mark here by building the cabin at Eidsbugarden in 1868. Since then, Eidsbugarden and its neighboring lodge in Fondsbu, has attracted royals, celebrities, and outdoor enthusiasts from all around the world.
In addition to building one of the most famous mountain retreats in Norway, Aasmund Olavsson Vinje also was a co-founder of The Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) and gave Jotunheimen its name. He is remembered for his poetry, travel writing, and his love and praise of the mountains of Norway.