Lomsjøvola, July 25 2019

The final top on our “mini-tour” in eastern Norway

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Lomsjøvola was my 15th top in 7 days

Peaks visited:

Peak Height PF Location
Lomsjøvola (Lomsjøvorda) 1056m 323m Alvdal, Norway

Thursday: We woke up in our tent to yet another gorgeous day. It was time to get back to Sogndal, as we would have to drive to Bergen later in the night – to catch the morning flight to Cyprus!

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Rise and shine!

On our way from Alvdal to Folldal, we decided to drive up to lake Lomsjøen and hike Lomsjøvola. It was high time to walk the dog!

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Lomsjøvola

Lomsjøen was a lovely place, with cabins scattered around the north side of the lake. On the map, we saw a path up the southwest ridge and drove as far as the road let us. We had a nice chat with a woman in the cabin by the parking area, and she confirmed that there was indeed a nice path up the ridge. She told us that it would be easy to miss if we weren’t keeping an eye out for it.

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Heading for the southwest ridge

After 1km, we found the ridge path, after keeping a good eye out for it. It was indeed a nice path that took us straight up to the top.

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Not the hardest hike we’ve had…

2,7km after leaving the car, I could add another top on my list. It feels just like putting money in the savings account. Every time!

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On Lomsjøvola

This was the first time on this mini-tour in eastern Norway that we saw the Rondane peaks.

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Rondane peaks

Another prominent mountain in this region is Store Sølnkletten – visited back in 2003.

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Store Sølnkletten

We enjoyed the view towards lake Lomsjøen before heading back down.

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Nice!

We took a different path down, but it disappeared after a while, so the descent was partly cumbersome. But altogether, a really nice hike!

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Returning to the car

Trip statistics: 4,7km, 260 vertical meters, 1h:20m

Pictures (Canon 80D/Iphone6) from the trip:

Sognefjellet

On our way to Sogndal, we stopped by Sognefjellshytta to stretch our legs. They’ve really created a nice round trip hiking path up here!

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Stretching our legs on Sognefjellet

And the views are second to none!

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Fannaråken and Steindalsnosi

I can’t wait to return to the Smørstabbreen glacier and hike more peaks. Like Store Smørstabbtind:

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Store Smørstabbtind

… or Sokse:

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Sokse

Pictures (Canon 80D) from the walk:

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