Easy trips

The view on Skjeneggen

The view at Skjeneggen is one of the most beautiful and easily accessible viewpoints in Jotunheimen - It's about 2 km of easy walking up from Tyinholmen where there is a path marked with white v's. The summit itself is no higher than 1518 meters above sea level, but here you can really feel that you have Jotunheimen at your feet.

On good weather days you can experience a unique panoramic view with an endless series of 2000 meter peaks

From Utsikten towards Tyinholmen and Tyinvannet. Falketind and Skagastølstinden further back

The Hurrungane in the west to the Gjendalpen in the east. The famous poet Aasmund Olavson Vinje said it so aptly on his deathbed in July 1870:

"Can you remember the view from Skineggi that morning, you, when the white snow drifted away between the Skagastøl peaks, and the Koldedals glaciers shone like gold in the sunlight. Oh my, oh my, I'm not going to come there this summer!" "But when I am now laid in the coffin, my spirit will make its home up there in the million mountains. And then I will sit there on Falketind and look out over Norway, and the mountain rays will rise.."

Once up at Utsikten, you can study a summit board that gives an illustrative description of the summit panorama with the names and heights of all the peaks you can experience up here.

Estimated time: 3 hours


On the opposite side of Skinneggen, lies Torshammaren, 1440 m above sea level. The path starts where the road ends past the top of the rental cabins on Tyinholmen. The top is easily accessible and rises straight up behind Tyinholmen. The first 250 meters are in flat terrain, before the path goes straight up into the air parallel to Torshammerbekken. Up on the plateau you cross the stream and follow the path further north. One passes one

From Torshammeren towards Tyinholmen and Tyinvannet

downhill before continuing over a snowdrift, which often remains there throughout the summer. The last part towards the top, the route turns south. At the top there are two solid cairns and a mailbox with a book where you can write your name. The view over Tyinholmen and Tyinvannet is great. To the west you can admire a number of well-known mountains with Falketind and Uranostind in the foreground. The cheers further back!

Estimated time 2 1/2 hours

Hike across the estate to Eidsbugarden

If you want a little walk with some history on the way, you can walk the 3 km away to Eidsbugarden and visit Vinjebui.

In 1868, Aasmund Olavson Vinje had a cabin set up at the old Eidsbu stand. He called the cabin Eidsbugarden. Later it was called Vinjebue. Vinje was called Jotunheimen's first "landnaamsmann and nobleman". It has been said of Vinje that "no Norwegian skald has put as much of Høgfjellet into his poetry as he has". The powerful sight of the peaks and glaciers has inspired both him and many other artists.

Estimated time round trip: 1 1/2 hours

Nature trail on Tyinholmen

The nature trail is a good alternative on days when the weather is not good for walking or you simply don't feel like going on a longer walk. The tasks are suitable for both young and old - the route runs in a small loop across from Tyinholmen and here you can also observe the remains of the stone arch, Nordre Tybod, which was used as an overnight accommodation by Boeck, Keilhau and Urdi in conjunction with the first ascent of Falketind 2067 m above sea level, 14 July , 1820 - also known as Jotunheimen's discovery!

Estimated time: 45 min