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Lårdalstigen

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Address

Eidsborgvegen 361
3880 Dalen

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Telephone

Tel: +47 35 07 56 56

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View from Gløstøylnuten, the highest point of the hiking trail, 848 masl.

About

Description of the walk

Lårdalstigen is a challenging, but fantastic walk with speactacular views from the edge of the mountain ridge above the Telemark Canal.

Along the hike, you will pass through old cultural landscape and historic sites. You can stop and admire the rugged silhouettes of Risen and Gygri, and read about the legend associated with these rock formations. Perhaps you will also spot ospreys?

Most people choose to start the walk at the top of Eidsborgberget, above Dalen, and walk to Lårdal, but it is also possible to start the hike in Lårdal and walk the opposite direction. From mid-May to mid-September you can enjoy the one way from the deck on one of the ferry boats M/S Victoria or M/S Henrik Ibsen on the Telemark Canal. Remember to book the ferry in advance if you want it to stop in Lårdal. 

The total length of the hike 14 km and a long days walk, or you can bring your tent and make it a 2 day hike. There is also a small cabin along the way, Heddebu, which is open to hikers.

The beautiful village of Lårdal has idyllic squares and a pleasant lakeside area with the old quay for the ferries on the Telemark Canal. There are also accomocation and eating place in Lårdal. 

Key facts

Day trip, 14 km one way

Time: 6-8 hours

Challenging

Accessible: May-October

Map: Hiking map Tokke 1 : 50 000  

Remember to wear sneakers with good soles or hiking boots, and to bring plenty of water (at least 2-3 litres on warm days).

For booking of the ferry boats, please call them directly, depending on their schedule: 

M/S Victoria: +47 951 14 395

M/S Henrik Ibsen: +47 948 89 906

Combine the hike Lårdalstigen with a historical canal boat trip on the Telemark Canal and accommodation at Dalen Hotel

From NOK 2650,- per person/night, double occupancy. Included breafast, classical massage (50 min) and a 3-course dinner.

http://www.dalenhotel.no/en/hotel-packages/lardalstigen-mountain-hike/

We supply you with necessary maps, compass and a backpack with sandwiches, cold drinks, coffee/tea, chocolate and fruit. The boat fare is also included in the package. Please note that this is a mountain hike best suited for the physically fit.

 

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Facilities

Activities

  • boat trips
  • hiking
  • mountain hiking
  • nature trails
  • recreational facility

Nature and terrain

  • cultural landscape
  • fjord
  • hiking area
  • lake
  • lookout point
  • mountain
  • view

Season

  • august
  • july
  • june
  • may
  • october
  • september

Duration

  • 6 hours
  • 7 hours
  • 8 hours

Grading

  • challenging
  • expert
  • marked trails with colour grading

Access

  • hiking trails - marked

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Driving directions 

If you're driving along the E134, turn off at Høydalsmo, taking the Fv 45 towards Dalen. Approximately 1 km after you have passed the villlage of Eidsborg and the stave church, there is a road to the left signposted Lårdalstigen.  

From Dalen you drive on road Fv 45 towards Høydalsmo and approximately after 4 km, after all the turns, there is a road to the right signposted Lårdalstigen. 

Park at the end of the gravel road. Please do not park in front of the tunnel entrance. 

If you decide to walk from Lårdal, follow the signs to Lårdal from Fv 45 between Høydalsmo and Dalen. Halfway down the through the village of Lårdal there is parking on the left-hand side by Eben Ezer. 

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