Autumn break, day 9Index
Continued from day 8
This Monday wasn’t actually part of the autumn break as I had a working day in Sogndal before returning home to Sunnmøre in the afternoon.
On my way home, I would stop by Dvergsdalsdalen in Jølster and visit Nyken. I often hike Orkja (on the other side of the valley) on my way to Sogndal and I figured it was time to visit the side facing Kjøsnesfjorden.
The path begins by the quarry just before the bridge and has Sherpa-quality all the way up to the ridge, but I don’t think Sherpas can take credit here. I suspect that some local folks have put in a substantial amount of hours here. Kudos!
The path took us up to Hamnanova (didn’t find that name on the map) and from here we had a superb view towards Kjøsnesfjorden.
And Lake Jølstravatnet…
This was definitely a place I could have enjoyed my lunch, if I had brought any…
Across the valley is Orkja – a mountain I know pretty well by now.
Then we headed up to Nyken just to get a top with at least a little prominence.
Just “up the road” is a lake that I just HAVE to visit – only because of the name – Vidunderdalsvatnet. Something lake Wonder Valley.
From Nyken, we headed down to Djupeskaret and followed a marked path that eventually took us back to the trailhead.
My autumn break hiking was now officially over and I will think back on this week with great pleasure!
Trip statistics: 3,7km, 380 vertical meters, 1h:05m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP/Iphone8) from the hike:
2 thoughts on “Nyken, Sep 13 2021”
This looks beautiful, especially the reflection photo!
Thanks Diana! Yes, this is one of my favorite places in western Norway!