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Gjendesheim - Torfinnsbu

Route info

Description

In the beginning you walk in easy terrain with gras and birch trees. Mosquitoe warning? After a cuople of kilometers when you enter Leirungsdalen the landscape will change dramatic. Steep hillsides with glaciers will make you happy. If you look in the north direction you can perhaps see the powerful Tjörnholstind with it's 2330 metres above sea.

In Leirungsdalen you walk in an almost flat terrain until the steeper passage dowto Svartdalen/Torfinnsdalen appears. But you are lucky, this is only a short hill down to the valley. The last leg to Torfinnsbu is very easy with a nice path and a nice view over the Lake Bygdin and hopefully you'll meet the sunshine.

Hiking time

8 hours

Worth to know

You can put up your tent almost everywhere, it's no problem at all.

In Leirungsdalen you'll notice some stones placed in circles. These are from the war.

 

Lodge info

Gjendesheim - 995 metres a.s

  • Staffed DNT lodge with 143 beds.
    Season: mid of june to beginning of october.

  • This is a start place for many hikers. In July you meet lots of people from all over the world.

  • Home page: http://www.gjendesheim.no
    Email: post@gjendesheim.no
    Phone: 61 23 89 10

Torfinnsbu - 1060 metres a.s

  • Staffed private lodge with 36 beds.
    Season: beginning of july to mid of september.

  • Where Torfinnsdalen ends and just near the Lake Bygdin you'll find this cottage. Inside you feel the pleasant atmosphere.

  • Phone:95 88 33 98

 

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Pictures from this hiking route

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The harbor at Gjendesheim. Here you can take the boat to Memurubu or Gjendebu.
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We started with flat terrain.
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Knutshø in the background.
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Pause at Bukkehammaren. We thought to go up to the top but we changed our minds.
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We are all enjoying the nice weather.
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Group photo before the hike continues.
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Munken / Leirungsdalen in the background. Nobody can look as pained as Magnus
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Leirungsbreen.
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After Leirungstjørnene towards Torfinnsdalen.
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Our camp at the steep towards Svartdalstjørnen. It’s much steeper than it looks.
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Svartedalen towards Gjendebu.
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Sun-bath is going on before Svardalstjørnene.
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The sun is still up.
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Torfinnsdalen towards Bygdin.
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Torfinnsdalen in north direction.
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Torrfinstindane.
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Bygdin and Torfinnsbu.
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Torfinnsbu.
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