Fisketjernnuten from Valdresflya


Estimated net time 1 hour
Difficulty No difficulties.
A very flat hike in easy terrain.
Drinking water No reliable sources of drinking water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (July 2011).
Parking Room for many cars at trail head.
Start height 1395 metres
Vertical metres 135 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 3.3 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Fisketjernnuten trail head by Valdresflya Vandrerhjem.


On road 51 across Valdresflya, approximately 20 km north of Beitostølen, locate Valdresflya vandrerhjem on the east side of road 51. Park somewhere at the large car park, but make sure you respect the signs saying that only guests should park in front of the main building.

Start your hike by heading directly east, towards the summit of Fisketjernnuten, which is located out to the right as seen from trail head. After you have passed a couple of small lakes turn a little left and head north-east to the summit. The summit is marked by a cairn and there is likely to be a registration book by the large summit stone.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



16. July 2011

Njål, Sigurd and me had stayed overnight at my friend Håvard's cabin above Nesbyen, and were due to drive to our cabin at Fjellsetra. We chose to drive the route Nesbyen - Gol - Fagernes - Lom - Stryn - Fjellsetra, and hence drove across Valdresflya. Since the weather was relatively nice we decided to stop at Valdresflya for a leg stretcher, and hiked Fisketjernnuten from Valdresflya vandrerhjem. There were clouds amongst the higher mountains on the west side of the road across Valdresflya, but we enjoyed fine views from the summit, before heading back down for another 4+ hours in the car.
Photos 16.07.2011