|Grytehorga from Maurset
|Estimated net time||2½-3 hours|
|Drinking water||You will find running water several places throughout the route.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (July 2012).|
|Parking||Room for many cars at the car park by the ski-centre.|
|Start height||775 metres|
|Vertical metres||515 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||7.9 km|
Drive to the ski-centre at Maurset, along road 7, at the west side of the Hardangervidda plateau. The ski-centre is located 24 km from Eidfjord centre.
Start your hike by following the gravel road uphill, left of the ski-lift. When you get up to a small building you will find a path heading up to the top of the ski-slopes. This path is likely to be vague because of high grass. From the top of the ski-slopes continue north on the path, and then north-west. When you get south-west of the small hill Grønenuten the path gets very vague and eventually fades away, but there are cairns that will lead you towards the gentle north slopes of Grytehorga. The final 350 metres to the summit runs on path, and is also marked by small cairns and some red paint. The summit is marked by a cairn with a trigonometric point marker, and also holds a summit registration book.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
26. July 2012
We had stayed in Jondal for a short week, and this Thursday morning it was time to move on; Elisabeth and the boys were going back to Brattvåg and I was heading east to Håvard's cabin. Since it was a very nice day I decided to hike some mountains on my way across Harangervidda, and first on the agenda was Grytehorga.
The hike was a little longer than expected since the path skirts around the slab areas south-east of the summit, but I was happy to follow a path, and the walking was very easy. At the summit I had excellent views towards Hardangerjøkulen and Folarskardnuten, and I was happy to have clear sky for the first time in many hikes.
Back at the car I had a sandwich and drove towards my next stop; Steinbunuten.