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Loop walk around Ustedalsfjorden

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  • Ustedalsfjorden near Geilo
    / Ustedalsfjorden near Geilo
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  • Geilo
    / Geilo
    Photo: Minna Harshbarger, Macs Adventure
Map / Loop walk around Ustedalsfjorden
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Board the famous Oslo to Bergen railway this morning and disembark at Geilo, one of the most famous mountain resorts in Norway for a gentle walk around the Ustedalsfjorden.

easy
9.9 km
3:00 h
34 m
35 m

After your train ride, enjoy a relaxed loop-walk around Geilo’s Ustedalsfjorden. The path has been developed over the past number of years to the extent that 70% of this walk is on gravel or concrete pathways alongside the fjord. Information boards are dotted around, providing details about the history of the area including information about the flora & fauna, early settlements and Viking burial mounds, all of which you can see evidence of.

 

This is a gentle walk with very little ascent, however there are sections where the path passes through extremely boggy area; be prepared to get your feet wet!

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
798 m
Lowest point
763 m
Best time of year
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Equipment

Waterproof boots are recommend, especially since the trail can get boggy if it has recently rained.

Tips, hints and links

History/Fekjo Heritage Park: This walk provides information about the history of the area around the Ustedal Fjord. Brief snippets of information relating to farming, forestry, and iron production are interesting and concise. Particularly interesting is the Fekjo Heritage Park, a protected piece of land along the route which contains Viking burial mounds and charcoal pits.

Start

Geilo (763 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
60.529282, 8.207562
UTM
32V 456508 6710620

Destination

Geilo

Turn-by-turn directions

We have booked you a ticket on the train leaving Oslo at 08:25, arriving in Geilo at 11:57. Please see your information pack documents for more information.

0.00km - Start Point: Pedestrian tunnel.Begin the walk with the pedestrian tunnel that leads to the Kulturkyrkje (church) on your left and walk STRAIGHT ON along the concrete cycle path that runs adjacent to the road.

0.15 km - TURN RIGHT onto the gravel path following the sign for Ustedalsfjorden Rundt.Stay on this path keeping the fjord on your left-hand side.

2.95 km - BEAR RIGHT following sign for Ustedalsfjorden Rundt, then BEAR LEFT and after a short distance BEAR RIGHT once more. You will see some black wind chimes on your left – this is the start of the Fekjo Heritage Park.

3.25 km - TURN LEFT as you rejoin the gravel path, notice the Viking Burial mound on the right.

4.00 km - TURN LEFT at crossroads and continue over the bridge.

4.25 km - Immediately after crossing the bridge, TURN LEFT and continue onto narrow dirt path.

4.70 km - BEAR RIGHT at fork and continue with the fjord on your left. You will soon pass through a very boggy area, be prepared to get feet wet or find a route around.

5.65 km - Through the worst of the boggy areas, TURN LEFT and begin back down the south coast of the fjord, the path winds along heading east.

6.35 km - You join a gravelly road here, BEAR LEFT and continue along the road for the remainder of the walk.

7.70 km - BEAR RIGHT at the fork following the sign for Sentrum o/ Solli 2.5km.The road passes through a golf course.

9.25 km - TURN LEFT

9.50 km - TURN LEFT back onto concrete cycle path, and continue over the bridge.

9.80 km - You have ARRIVED back where you started. Geilo centre, and various shops & restaurants is straight ahead of you. 

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
9.9 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
34 m
Descent
35 m

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