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Vindhellavegen
Photos by Samuel Taipale
Hiking & Trekking in Valdres

Season:

Apr - Nov

Elevation gain:

280 m

Distance/time:

4 km/1-2.5 hrs

Difficulty level:

Easy
Loop starting from Borgund Stave Church
Vindhellavegen

Vindhellavegen, the most spectacular stretch of Kongevegen over Filefjell, begins next to Borgund Stav Church. The road goes through the Vindhella and swings you back and forth down the steep road to Husum. The road is good depiction of what types of roads were possible to build before the time of the dynamite. Built in 1842-43, the road was only suitable for horse and cart.

The road is now covered with grass and it is not a long hike from Borgund Stave Church, which is one of Norway's best preserved Stave churches and definitely worth a visit.

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Places to stay

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

Some of our recommended roundtrips and signature adventures includes Vindhellavegen.
Once a road construction masterpiece, now an award-winning hiking route. Cultural heritage at its finest and world-class hiking meet at the King's Road over Filefjell
2 days
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