Myssmørhelje from Bleikesætra


Estimated net time 2½-3 hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
The whole route is done on a fine path.
Drinking water Several sources of running water in the lower part of the route.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (August 2010).
Parking Room for several cars at trail head.
Start height 848 metres
Vertical metres 345 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 9.1 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Parking and trail head.
  Fork left onto a rougher forest road before you get to Bleikesætra.


From Lillehammer drive south on road E6, approximately 7 km. Turn right (west) onto road 250, signed for Dokka. Drive 13.7 km, until you drive downhill towards lake Storlondammen. Just before the lake a toll road goes right from road 250. Pay toll (NOK 70 by 2010) and drive 9.5 km to a forest road junction. Park your car on the area on the left hand side of the road.

Start walking by heading right in the forest road junction, and then immediately fork left onto a forest road. Fork left onto an older forest road after 100 metres, and stay on this forest road 650 metres. Now fork left, down across a stream. This path is marked by blue paint. Follow this path west approximately 1.2 km, and then turn north and soon east. The path will take you up to Prestkjerringa, which is marked by a proper cairn and holds a registration book.

From Prestkjerringa continue north 1.4 km to Myssmørhelje, which is marked by an old trigonometric point marker.

The descent is best done by reversing your ascent route.



15. August 2010

I was spending this week-end at Fåberg, north of Lillehammer, for a football tournament for the boys-14 I'm coaching. My intention was to do some hiking between matches, but with six matches in less than 48 hours there weern't very many opportunities. However, this Sunday the first match was as late as 12:30, so Rolf Christian and me decided to get up early and do a hike before the first match.

After having had a quick breakfast at 7am we hit the road and drove the ~35 km south-west to the trail head. Unfortunately the very nice morning turned into a grey morning by the time we got to Bleikesætra. This was, very surprising, contradictory to the weather forecast ...

We located trail head without any issues, and any doubt we had about finding a good route vanished when we saw signs for Prestkjerringa at the forest road junction close to trail head. From here it was an easy hike all the way to the summit, allowing us to do some easy running. At the summit it was a coldish wind, and the fine views were blocked by low clouds, so we didn't spend much time before running back down to the car.

Photos 15.08.2010