Tylderingen from Fretland (ski)


Estimated net time 2-2½ hours
Difficulty No difficulties, except maybe for a slightly cumbersome short section through some forest around 620 metres. You're likely to find tracks from other skiers.
Drinking water No access to running water during winter.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (February 2013).
Parking There are several places where a car can be parked, but you need to make sure you don't block for any other traffic. Ask for permission if at all in doubt.
Start height 510 metres
Vertical metres 600 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 6.0 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Tylderingen trail head at Fretland.


From the round about just west of Sogndal centre, where roads 5 and 55 meet, follow road 5 85 metres towards Sogndal centre and turn left. Then turn right onto the road "Dalavegen" after 30 metres. Follow Dalavegen 7.2 km and turn right where signed for "Fretland", immediately after a small bridge. Drive 1.0 km uphill, making sure you fork left after 400 metres. Find parking at the top of the road, or a little further ahead on the left hand side.

Start your hike by crossing the field up on the right hand side of the road, up towards an old wooden building. You're likely to find tracks up here and all the way to the summit. Continue behind this building and find your best route up through the short section of open forest. Once above the slightly steep forest just continue towards the ridge in a northern direction. When you get close to a spruce forest make sure you stay right of this forest. From here the route stays more or less on the wide ridge, all the way to the summit, which is marked by a proper cairn and holds a summit registration book.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



16. February 2013

We were on our way from Sunnmøre to Hemsedal for a week of winter vacation (except me, who were due to be in UK for work from Tuesday to Friday), and had stayed the night at Skei. This Saturday the plan was for Sigurd to spend the day at Hodlekve ski-centre, and for me to hike Tylderingen.

Elisabeth drove me up to Fretland and the Tylderingen trail head, and I started my skiing by following the tracks from many other skiers. A second factor helping the navigation was two skiers starting just after me, and I assumed they knew the route, so kept an eye on them during my ascent. Skiing was very easy, and most of the route had excellent snow all the way, but the grey weather didn't give me the views I had hoped for.

At the summit I was soon joined by the two hikers who started after me, and I chatted with them for a while. It turned out that the lady in the couple was originally from Brattvåg, and I knew a number of the ones she went to school with. They also offered me a lift back to Sogndal centre, which was most relevant since I didn't get hold of Elisabeth on the phone. We skied back down together, which worked out well since our skiing abilities were more or less the same, and slightly careful because of the flat light.

Back at trail head I jumped into Wenche and Rune's car, but already after a few hundred metres we met Elisabeth, so I changed to my own car, after having thanked my hiking mates for good company.

Photos 16.02.2013