Walking routes and trails

In the national park and the surrounding area, you will find lots of marked paths in varied terrain. The nature is wild and dramatic with high peaks, narrow valleys, rivers and glaciers. Visit the national park centre before your hike, to learn more about the area and what you can see in the national park.

Sunndalsetra

Difficulty
Easy (3-4 hours)

The walk starts at Folven and continues up the Sunndalen valley to Sunndalsetra summer pasture farm.

Kamperhamrane

Difficulty
Expert

 

Erdalssetra

Difficulty
Easy (2-3 hours)

Erdalsetra — Vesledalsetra — Erdalsbreen (Part of Jostedalsbreen Glacier)

A family-friendly walk that starts at the farm of Greidung. There are two summer pasture farms here – Erdalsetra and Vesledalsetra.

Erdalen is a branch valley of the Strynedal valley and extends 12-13 km in towards the Jostedalsbre ice cap. It’s a flat, wide, glacially-eroded, U-shaped valley whose floor rises in steps. The mountains on either side reach to more than 1800 metres.

Erdalsbreen glacier is situated at the head of the valley.

Erdalsbreen glacier – (no glacier-walk)

Skåla

Difficulty
Expert

Skåla

 

Bødalsetra

Bødalsetra – Bødalsbreen – Fessene

Bødalssetra

Bødal glacier (no glacier-walk)

Lodalskåpa

Difficulty
Expert
Guide recommended. 

Lodalskåpa

Kjenndalsbreen

Difficulty
Easy

Part of Jostedalsbreen glacier

Kjenndalen glacier

Briksdalsbreen

Difficulty
Easy

Part of Jostedalsbreen glacier

Briksdalsbreen glacier (no glacier-walk)

Brenndalen and Brenndalsbreen

Difficulty
Easy

Part of Jostedalsbreen glacier

Brenndalen and Brenndalsbreen glacier (no glacier-walk)

 

Kattanakkjen

Difficulty
Expert

Kattanakkjen

Oldeskaret

Difficulty
Expert

Oldeskaret

Other Hikes

Hiking maps for sale in the shop at Jostedalsbreen National Park Center.

Have a pleasant walk!

Fosdalsetra

Difficulty
Easy (1,5 hours)

Starts from Jostedalsbreen national park center

The path ascends up through the forest with the Fosdøla waterfall cascading some distance below. Fosdalsetra, 375m above sea level, used to be a summer dairy farm. Three summer pasture farmhouses remain today, and you can still see the ruins of a couple of others.

Fosdalen is a short valley shaped by a glacier and a river. Even though snow avalanches and rocks often crash down the steep mountainsides, cows used to graze here and be milked in summer, and there has always been lots of sheep.

Historic Walk Lodalen

Difficulty
Medium

Start the walk by the commemorative plaque and information board in Bødal.

Lodalen valley

Segestad

Difficulty 
Medium (1-2 hours)

A family-friendly and exciting walk to the mountain farm of Segestad. Segestad is an old, well-preserved cultural gem.

Segestad

Nature Trail: Hjelledalen

Difficulty
Easy

The trail starts at Nygård camping, where you can park your car. It’s about 3 km long and mostly follows a well-kept gravel track. The last stretch goes along the main road leading down to Hjelle.

Evidence shows that farming has taken place in Hjelledalen for several thousand years. The track takes you through a modern agricultural machinery. Modern farming is characterized by homogeneous plant communities, called monocultures.