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Falketind

Route info

Description

The best start point for this route is Koldedalen but you can also start from Tyinholmen or Fondsbu. There are no path signs at all on this route but you might see some paths.

Round the lake Koldedalsvatnet on a nice gravel road. Then continue in eastly direction into the valley Morka-Koldedalen and you pass the first lake on the northern side. It's really steep here and often snowfields which ends into the lake so be careful and use an ice axe. Go further and pass the next lake also on the northern side. After you have walked the half lake you jump over a creek and then turn right in northern direction up the steep hillside. About halfway up the hill will be steeper and you have to climb with your arms.

When you reach the glacier Stölsnosbreen then put on the glacier equipment. Choose to walk the glacier on the left side until you stand at the foot of Falketind with only one steep passage left. Now you will follow the north edge the whole way to the top, take it easy because it's rather steep here. First you walk in a heavy snowfield and then in rocky terrain. Even here you must assist with your hands. On the top plateau you can stand steady and just enjoy the silence and the impressive view.

Hiking time

12 hours (both ways)

Worth to know

The hike will demand glacier equipment.
Put up your tent in Koldedalen or after the lake Koldedalsvatnet.

 

Lodge info

Tyinholmen - 1100 metres a.s

  • Staffed private lodge also with smaller huts.
    Season: Both summer and winter

  • A perfect start for climbing and glacier tours. Nearby Falketind and Uranostind.

  • Home page: http://www.tyinholmen.no
    Email: post@tyinholmen.no
    Phone: 61 36 78 88
    Fax: 61 36 78 89

Eidsbugarden - 1065 metres a.s

  • Staffed private lodge with 100 beds.
    Season: CLOSED!

  • At the end of the Lake Bygdin there you'll find Eidsbugarden. Very nice interior decoration in the lodge.

Fondsbu - 1065 metres a.s

  • Staffed DNT lodge with 100 beds.
    Season: end of june to beginning of october.

  • At the end of the Lake Bygdin there you'll find Fondsbu. Have a cup of coffee and enjoy the view over Bygdin.

  • Home page: http://www.fondsbu.no
    Email: post@fondsbu.no
    Phone: 97 07 42 18
    Fax: 90 12 42 18

 

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Pictures from this hiking route

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Falketind from far.
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The lodge in Koldedalen.
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The valley towards the lakes.
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Magnus is fixing his boots.
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Stony as usual. Koldedalsvatnet in the background.
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The first lake.
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To the right you have the snow hill we were forced to pass.
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But it seemed to be difficult because the path had fallen down into the lake.
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We saw foot steps in the snow just by the lake but we choosed another way.
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We followed the snow edge and then rounded it.
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Because we didn't want to stumble down into the water. It looked very cold...
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Magnus follows the snow edge upwards.
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Andre vatnet (the second lake).
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The steep hill towards the glacier. We walked on the right side of the brook and had to use our arms to get up.
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The glacier on the opposite side of the second lake, Andre vatnet.
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We are finally standing at the glacier, Stölsnosbreen.
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Hansson is ready for another hard walk at the glacier.
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Falketind in sunshine.
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We left our equipment at the foot of Falketind and continued the hard hill.
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Some climbing among the rocks.
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The steep downto Falkbreen.
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Yes! We can't get any higher. A beer was splited and we noticed that someone had brought more expensive liquids uphere.
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Koldedals vatnet and our tent place in the middle.
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Uranostind.
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Uranostind with the lake Urdadalsvatnet.
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A compulsory group picture at the top.
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Another one.
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Someone had a party here...We found three champagne corks!
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Stölsnosbreen and Stölsnostinden in the background.
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Another picture at the steep.
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Time to go home. Hansson is ready.
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And also Berra and Magnus are ready.
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Utladalen far away.
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We choosed to round the craks. No shortcuts!
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Back on compact ground again.
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Berras back pack is packed and ready. Observe the water bottle which is good to have on glacier hikes.
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It was steep down to Andre vatnet (the second lake).
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Hansson is looking for a good track.
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The same snowhill as before. We took the same way.
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If you have path signs like this one, it's easy to navigate.
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Back at the base camp. The light worked well.
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Another picture of Falketind.
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