Bruåbottmillo from Sandgrovbotnen


Estimated net time 3½-4 hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water There's very little access to running water except for some a little above trail head.
GSM coverage Coverage at the summit, but not at trail head, and very patch throughout the route (August 2013).
Parking Room for several cars at the car park by trail head.
Start height 1155 metres
Vertical metres 830 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 10.2 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Bruåbottmillo trail head.


From road Bjorli centre, on road E136, drive 4.7 km north-west, in the direction of Åndalsnes. Turn right towards Brude and start measuring from here.

- At 1.8 km fork right.

- At 8.3 km pass the stone hut "Johanhytta" on the right hand side of the road.

- At 11.5 km turn right onto a small road, 350 metres after having crossed a small bridge.

Drive this small road 130 metres to a car park up to the left.

Start your hike by following the path 350 metres north, to a wooden cabin. From here find your best route north/north-east, and aim just right of a boulder clad top. Skirt around this top on its right (east) side and then head straight up the boulder behind the mentioned top. This will take you up to the small top at 1692 metres, from where you should gradually turn right (north-east) towards the top at 1810 metres. Continue north-east to the next small top, at approximately 1830 metres, from where you can see the summit. For the last stretch to the summit gradually turn north, which will take you to the summit cairn. Note that there's potentially a second summit 50 metres north of the cairn, on the other side of a cut into the east wall. During winter it's advised to circle well around this cut, on the left hand side, if you want to visit both potential summits. But most likely the location of the cairn is at the true summit.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



23. August 2013

I had driven to Bjorli the night before, after having hiked Svartebottstinden, and had stayed the night at Cathrine and Øyvind's cabin. The plan this Friday, which was planned many weeks ago, including taking a day off work, was to hike Bruåbottmillo before driving south of Lillehammer to meet my friends for the annual fishing week-end. Fortunately the weather was very nice, and I was very much looking forward to a hike in an area I very much like.

The hike to Bruåbottmillo was straight forward, through a lot of scree and some boulder, and with a very nice view from the summit.

Back at trail head I met two hunters who had also taken the day off work, and who were trying their luck with the local Rudolphs. After a short chat I changed to dry clothes before the boring drive down Gudbrandsdalen.

Photos 23.08.2013