|Nuken from Åsen
|Estimated net time||1½-2 hours|
|Drinking water||No access to running water.|
|Parking||Room for many cars at trail head.|
|Start height||660 metres|
|Vertical metres||320 metres for the roundtrip|
|Trip distance||5.6 km|
From Sogndal locate the road "Trolldalen", running west and north from town centre, north and parallel to road 5. Drive approximately 4.5km from town centre and turn right onto gravel road where signed for "Eggum". After 650 metres on this road turn left where signed for "Asavegen" and "Njuken". Drive another 600 metres to an unmanned toll booth (NOK 40 per June 2009), and continue another 1.4 km. Turn right here, and drive uphill another 500 metres. Find parking along the road.
At the end of the road you will see a signed path going up to the left. Follow this path north and north-east, following signs for "Njuken". This path will take you all the way to the summit, which is marked by a small cairn.
The return is best done by reversing the ascent route.
25. June 2009
We were 15 boys, aged 11 to 13, and four fathers going to Sogndal this week-end for the annual Sognefjord Lerum Cup in football. We left Brattvåg Thursday afternoon, and after checking in Rolf Christian and me decided to go for an evening hike. I had prepared myself a little, and found that Nuken would be very suitable for an evening hike.
We left Fosshaugane Campus a little after 20:30, and after a couple of navigation issues we eventually found the way to Åsen, from where we started our hike at 21:05. It was a very warm evening, but by now a fair amount of clouds were disturbing the perfect sky we had had while driving down from Sunnmøre. But it was still a nice evening, and also a superb path to hike.
When we got to the summit we got exactly the view I had hoped for; Store Skagastølstind and other fine mountains. We also had a very enjoyable chat with a woman who were already at the summit when we arrived. It turned out she was an experienced hiker, and amongst other things had done Storen the previous year. She was able to give us a good dose of guiding, naming both mountains and valleys.
After the summit stop we decided to run all the way back to the car, just to get some extra exercise after 4½ hours in the car.