Description of the trip
This trip is in easy terrain on Hardangervidda with little ascent and good trails. The trip is suitable for those new to the mountains or for those who want to walk for shorter stretches between cabins. All the cabins are staffed during the summer season, and offer room and board. We recommend that you contact the cabins in advance to reserve overnight accommodations. Note that the time estimated for each stretch is normally calculated as walking time (without breaks) for adults, and should be extended according to your own walking speed and need for breaks.
Day 1: The trip starts at Halne Fjellstova, which is located by RV 7 in the middle of Hardangervidda. It is easy to get here by bus or with your own car. From Halne, take the boat over Halnefjord to Skaupa. From here, you follow an easy route southwards towards Rauheller. Just before you get to the cabin, you get to Rauhellerskoran, which has a fine echo and is an opportunity to see rough legged buzzards flying. There is also a wide view over Langesjøen, where the staffed Norwegian Trekking Association cabin, Rauhelleren, is beautifully located among fine grassy hills. The route is 15 km long and takes 4 hours.
Day 2: From Rauhelleren, follow the route along Langesjøen until the trail divides at the exit of the lake (at Hansbu). From here down along Djupa and over Geitsjøhovda (1254 masl) then northwards towards the Heinseter tourist cabin. The route is 16 km long and takes 4.5 hours.
Day 3: From Heinseter, follow the trail over Selstørnnutan, where there is a wonderful view, and down to the quay at Sleipa where you take the boat to Halne. This trip is 7 km long and you must count on using about 2 hours to complete it. Alternatively, follow the marked trail on to Skaupa quay and take the boat from there to Rauhelleren. Count an extra hour for this trip.
Tips for Trips
Staying at Rauheller for several nights is a fine way to conclude the trip. There are opportunities for good daytrips in the vicinity around the cabin. You can also experience mountain farming, go fishing, bathing and paddling or ride horseback here.
Hardangervidda Øst 1:100 000 from Ugland It Group/Nordeca or Hardangervidda (2009) from Cappelen Damm can be used for the trip. If a more detailed map is desired, a combination of the touring map Geilo and the touring map Rauhelleren 1:50 000 from Ugland It Group/Nordeca is recommended.
Gather inspiration for the trip. See Hardangervidda via our SkyCam Fjell&Fjord:360. With it, you may view the area and obtain an impression of the Hardangervidda trip terrain. Enjoy your trip!
For information about other trips in the vicinity, contact the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) or Geilo Tourist Information.
Please note that the height profile indicates the height of the terrain for the entire round trip.