Søre Brurskardknappen from Heimdalsmunnen
Søre Brurskardknappen


Estimated net time 1-1½ hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water No stable access to running water.
GSM coverage No coverage in the lower section, but else OK (May 2013).
Parking Room for several cars at trail head car park.
Start height 1165 metres
Vertical metres 300 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 4.1 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Søre Brurskardknappen trail head and parking by road 51.
  Start of path towards Søre Brurskardknappen.


On road 51 across Valdresflya, north of the highest point, locate the exit for "Gjendesheim". Drive 7.2 km south and park on the right hand side of the road. This is just before a right curve, and there's a cabin on the left hand side of the road.

Cross the road and find some old wooden signs for "Oskampen", "Bygdin" and "Gjendesheim". Follow the path north-east, but note that the path forks several times, and is quite vague in places. But the route is obvious, up on the left (west) side of the slightly steep south-west end of Søre Brurskardknappen. When you get up the steep section just continue north-east, mostly on vague path. The summit is marked by a cairn.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



25. May 2013

On was on my way home from Oslo and Tore's 50th on Friday night, having to drive across Valdresflya because of closed E6 through the flood-hit Gudbrandsdalen. I had already had one leg-stretcher, to Kjeldeknatten south of Fagernes, but with fantastic sun-shine across Valdresflya the temptation to throw in a second hike was too big. Hence I had a wonderful Saturday afternoon hike to an easy top, before driving faster than what's sensible in order to catch the 19:45 ferry from Eidsdal to Linge.

Photos 25.05.2013