The Kyrkja summit is an iconic church spike shaped mountain looming over the Leirdalen valley and is a stark contrast to neighboring mountains. Its central location in Jotunheimen near Leirvassbu Mountain Lodge and Lake Leirvatnet, make it very easy to access. Kyrkja is one of the 291 peaks in Norway that are located 2,000 masl, which makes the view from the top truly magnificent.
The mountain may look very intimidating to hike from below. The trip is challenging, but surprisingly not as tough as it looks. It’s even suitable for children who enjoy heights.
In the 19th century, it was believed that no one would ever manage to reach the top of such a dramatic and steep mountain. What was considered impossible for people 200 years ago can now be hiked by 6 and 7-year-olds.
Leirvassbu Mountain Lodge is located at the base of Kyrkja and next to Lake Leirvatnet. It has a variety of accommodation options ranging from dorms to double rooms. It is centrally located in Jotunheimen and gives you access to various exciting hikes to explore in the area.
Tips and hints
- Leirvassbu Mountain Lodge offers meals three times a day, including a 3-course dinner.
From Oslo, take the NOR-WAY 161 Valdresekspressen route to the stop “Leirvassbu”.
To see other adventures along the bus route, view the Valdresekspressen guide.
Travel from Lom center on Road 55 towards Sogndal, and take a left turn after onto “Leirdalsvegen”. Leirdalsvegen is a private road and requires a small toll.