Slettmarkpiggen, located at 2,164 meters above sea level, is a stunning mountain with a sharp summit. The trip is a fun hike through beautiful nature with a little scrambling. The top is on the border of two municipalities in Oppland: Lom and Vang.
The trail begins near Bygdin Lake, on the outskirts of Jotunheim National Park, in the southern area of the Jotunheimen mountain range.
- Fondsbu Mountain Lodge is located on the western end of Bygdin Lake. It's a full-service DNT cabin with many events, music, and cultural events.
Eidsbugarden Hotel is also located on the western end of Bygdin Lake. Visit their website for accommodation information and availability.
Bygdin Fjellhotel is located at the eastern end of Bygdin Lake. Visit their website for accommodation information and availability.
The Right to Roam law enables you to camp anywhere for free as long as you follow some basic guidelines.
- The boat departs two times a day from Bygdin and Eidsbugarden.
- The trip takes about one hour and fifty minutes to Eidsbugarden with a stop halfway at Torfinnsbu.
Tips and hints
- Free parking at Eidsbugarden
There are many hiking options for accessing the start of Slettmarkpiggen by foot. You can drive directly to Eidsbugarden or park your car at or take public transportation to the eastern end of Bygdin Lake. And then take a boat to the starting point.
Drive on road E16 (Lærdal - Fagernes), before exiting towards Tyin Lake and Eidsbugarden. Follow signs towards Eidsbugarden on the eastern side of Tyin Lake. Paid parking is available at Eidsbugarden. 65 NOK for 12-hours parking and 100 NOK for 24-hours parking.
By boat from Bygdin
It is also possible to get to Eidsbugarden by boat from Bygdin. Visit the JVB boat website for schedules and prices for the boat ride. Bygdin is situated 50 kilometers north of Beitostølen. You can drive your car there and park at Bygdin or take the bus from Oslo.