A magnificent ski trail in high mountain terrain along Hallingdal, from Ustaoset in the west to Norefjell in the east. The Hallingdal Southern Trail, formerly known as Eventyrløypa (Adventure trail), offers challenging and exciting stages between well-known tourist areas in southern Hallingdal. Along the way, you will be rewarded with a fantastic panoramic view. Set aside several days and walk the entire route in one stretch, or choose one or more shorter stages.
If you want trips over several days with accommodation indoors, there are several options along the way. Most accommodations require small detours from the main trail, but the large trail network makes this unproblematic. See more details about accommodation further down the page. If you go with a tent, you are of course free to set up the stages according to your own wishes.
The route starts at Ustaoset and goes via Grønebakken to Kikut. From there on the south side of the valley to Sangefjell, Veståsen and Nes. Then pass Haglebu and Tempelseter (alternatively via Høgevarde) in Eggedal before the trail ends at Norefjell. If you want a shorter trip, alternative starting points are Kikut in Geilo, Sangefjell or Veståsen in Ål, Myking- or Nystølkroken in Nesbyen.
Use the app / website www.skisporet.no for fine navigation. In addition, the local hiking maps Geilo 1:50 000 (Nordeca), and Nesbyen 1:50 000 (Nordeca) and Norefjell-Eggedal 1:50 000 (Nordeca) are recommended. All maps can be purchased at www.kartbutikken.no or at most Tourist Offices in Hallingdal.
The Hallingdal Southern Trail
blir preparert og skal være oppkjørt i helger, ferieuker og høytider fra og med fredag i uke 7 til i midten av april. Preparering med løypemaskin eller snøscooter. Snømengde, vær og vind vil alltid være bestemmende for prepareringen. På www.skisporet.no kan du til enhver tid se status for løypekjøring. Ettersom løypene hovedsakelig går på høyfjellet, hvor vinden råder, er det umulig å holde løypene oppkjørt som planlagt til enhver tid.
The Hallingdal Southern Trail gets prepped and will be re prepped in weekends, holiday weeks and holidays from and including Friday in week 7 until mid-April. Preparation is done with trail machine or snowmobile. The amount of snow, weather and wind will always determine the preparation. At www.skisporet.no you can at any time see the status of the trails. As the trails are mainly on the high mountains, where the wind prevails, it is impossible to keep the trails as planned at all times.
Hallingdalsløypa Sør is marked with identification signs all the way. The local trail signs are used as distance signs.
Ustaoset – Hakkestølen – 14 km
Hakkestølen – Sangefjell – 18 km
Sangefjell – Myking – 30 km
Myking – Langedrag – 15 km
Langedrag – Haglebu – 30 km
Haglebu – Høgevarde – 25 km
Høgevarde – Norefjell – 11 km
Total – 138 km
Accommodation options along the way (sorted west to east)
Ustaoset/Geilo, a number of hotels, apartments, see www.geilo.no
Hakkesetstølen, accommodation, breakfast, dinner (tlf. +47 32 09 09 20, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hakkeset.no)
Sangefjell, several private accommodation options. Possibility to rent a single room in a large cabin with 16 beds Sangefjell Silkeføre (www.airbnb.com)
Ål sentrum* (requires transport to / from Hallingdalsløypa)
Myking/Nesbyen, private cabins with the possibility of accommodation (contact Nesbyen Tourist Office, email@example.com, tel: +47 32 07 01 70, www.visitnesbyen.no)
Langedrag Naturpark, accommodation, breakfast, dinner(tlf: +47 32 74 25 50, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.langedrag.no)
Haglebu Fjellstue, accommodation, breakfast, dinner (tlf: +47 32 71 33 50, email@example.com, www.haglebu.no)
Haglebu Feriesenter, accommodation (tlf: +47 32 71 33 23, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.haglebuferiesenter.no)
Tempelsetra, accommodation, food service (email@example.com, www.tempelsetra.no)
Høgevarde-hytta DNT, accommodation, food storage, requires DNT key: (tlf: +47 32 25 51 40, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ut.no/hytte/3.2577)
Norefjell, a number of accommodations: www.norefjell.com
For more information contact Nesbyen Tourist Office at email@example.com
* for accommodation on the stage between Hakkestølen and Myking, Hallingdal Feriepark or Thon Hotel Hallingdal in the center of Ål are two alternatives, even though these offer a detour from the trail. You can order a taxi from Tullestølen at the west end of Rødungen (approx. NOK 600, – midweek), about halfway on this stage. If necessary, follow the local trail network all the way down to Hallingdal Holiday Park in Ål (the trail to the Hallingspretten ski run). Take a taxi back from Ål the next day, either to the same place or to Høgehaug by Bosset (approx. NOK 450, – midweek). Follow the local trail network back to Hallingdalsløypa south of here. Hakkestølen – Tullestølen – 20 km. Høgehaug – Myking – 15 km.