Amlaholten, Dec 30 2020

From full winter to no winter at all…

Our round trip hike across Amlaholten
Tops visited
Peak/Place Height PF Location WCP
Amlaholten 508m 265m Sogndal, Norway WCP

Wednesday, Week 53:  We checked out of our rented cabin at Vaset early morning. The snow plough had still not come by and so I had to put the pedal to the metal to get onto the main road. The car was packed (almost) to the roof, but significantly lighter than when we arrived one week earlier. The weight difference came from fat food and beer alone. We even brought the Christmas tree back to Sogndal, in a “deconstructed” state.

Double comfort for Karma on bumpy winter roads

Again, we were fortunate with the weather across the mountain pass. Filefjell is normally a safe passage, even in bad weather. Full winter ceased to exist once we got to the Hemsedalsfjellet – Filefjell fork in Lærdalen.

After taking the Fodnes – Manheller ferry, we agreed to walk the dog across Amlaholten. We left the cabin at Vaset 09:13am in full winter and 3 hours later, there were very few signs of winter…

On our way to Amlaholten

This is not the first time we walk the dog on Amlaholten after a vacation in eastern Norway, and it won’t be the last. It’s the perfect walk after a lot of skiing, and the forest is big fun for both humans and dogs.


We stopped by a viewpoint that I hadn’t visited before. Although the mountain rises straight up from the Sognefjord, the viewpoints are scarce due to the forest.

My first visit to this viewpoint

Then we reached the high point – a popular place for grilling sausages. Which we also did, back in March 2019 – while it was snowing…

On top of Amlaholten

Today, Karma had to settle for the usual dog treats

Funny .. I was listening to “Bad Karma” (Miley Cyrus) just when I was putting this picture on the page…

On our way down, we stopped by the other viewpoint up here.

Just give me a second. This was just nice…

Then it was time to get back to Sogndal. Anne had things to do.

Let’s go home!

Trip statistics: 4,2km, 300 vertical meters, 3h:50m

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