The name Synshorn says something about what you should expect at the top of the hike, as “syn” means “sight” in Norwegian. From the 1457-meter high peak, you’ll have a magnificent view of the surrounding Jotunheimen peaks and Bygdin Lake. In the east, you’ll see Vinsteren Lake and the gentler mountains of the municipality of Øystre Slidre.
The trail is relatively easy to climb, taking you through a variety of terrain from rocks and loose gravel to soft moss.
Bygdin Høyfjellshotell is a cozy mountain lodge serving great food, including an excellent breakfast.
Tips and hints
- Shops and restaurants are available in Beitostølen.
Walk for about 10 minutes northeast on Road 51 until you reach the trailhead at Bygdinstøga.
Note: buses between Beitostølen and Leirvassbu (Lom) only operate in summer, approximately from late June through August.
From Oslo, head north on Road E16 towards Bergen for 185 kilometers. When you reach Fagernes, follow signs to Road 51, towards Vågå/Beitostølen. Bygdin is located some 50 kilometers north of Fagernes and 12 kilometers north of Beitostølen. You can park your car at Bygdinstøga.
Note: Parts of Road 51 (between Garli and Maurvangen) is closed during winter and typically open from April to December.