This roundtrip trail takes you from Hakkesetstølen via the cabin area Kikut to a viewpoint where sweeping views of Hallingskarvet Mountain Range await. You’ll hike along graveled trails that are easy to follow.
The summer ski lift from Vestlia Ski Center to the top of the slalom hills makes this hike easily accessible and suitable for a family outing. Hiking from Geilo town center to Hakkesetstølen is more demanding, as the first few kilometers run uphill.
- The summer ski lift from Vestlia Ski Center is open between 10am and 5pm.
- Bring water as there are no water sources available before you reach Hakkesetstølen. Hiking from Hakkesetstølen, fill up your water bottle in Geilotjørne Lake.
Tips, hints and links
It’s possible to stay overnight at Hakkesetstølen. The lodge has a café serving hot dishes as well as coffee and pastries.
There are several shops, hotels, and restaurants in Geilo.
Located on the borderline between eastern and western Norway, Geilo is easily accessible from either Bergen or Oslo. Road Rv7 over Hardangervidda, Fv50 Hol-Aurland, and Rv52 over Hemsedal is open all year round, as long as the weather conditions are not too harsh. Call the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) on + 47 815 48 991 to ensure that the roads are open.
The journey takes 3 hours and 30 minutes from Oslo and 4 hours from Bergen.
There's a big parking lot at Geilojordet in the town center, on the opposite side of Rv7 from the tourist office. Alternatively, if wishing to take the ski lift, park in front of Vestlia Ski Center.
From Oslo, take the bus Vy Ekspress from Oslo bus terminal. The journey to Geilo takes 3 hours and 40 minutes. Book your tickets and check schedules here.
TrainGeilo is about halfway on the train route between Oslo and Bergen. The journey takes about 3 hours 30 minutes, departing five times a day. Book your tickets and check schedules here