Photos by Samuel Taipale
Hiking & Trekking in Valdres & Jotunheimen


Apr - Nov

Elevation gain:

290 m


4 km/1-2.5 hrs

Difficulty level:

Walk a spectacular stretch of Kongevegen from Borgund Stave Church

Vindhellavegen is the most spectacular stretch of Kongevegen over Filefjell, one of Norway’s most historic hiking trails. Beginning next to the stunningly preserved Borgund Stave Church the trail leads to the mesmerising switchbacks that lead the road back and forth down the steep hill to Husum. From there, another historical walking trail leads through the forest back to the church.

The road is an excellent depiction of what types of roads were possible to build before dynamite was readily available.

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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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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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