A fun hike on Aurlandsfjellet
Today, we sat course for Aurlandsfjellet to visit Tissedalsvarden and Bårdshøgdi. We didn’t have any particular plan than just a nice hike and we expected to hike the same way back to the car.
We started out from about 1270m, just before lake vetle Andisvatnet. We then aimed for the river from lake Tissedalsvatnet. It wasn’t a sunny day, but it was really good to be out hiking in new terrain again!
Thanks to a snow bridge, we were able to cross the river easily.
Next stop was Tissedalsvarden – on rocky terrain…
Fortunately, there was still snow and we got some variation in the terrain.
2h:20m after heading out, we reached the top of Tissedalsvarden.
Our next goal was Bårdshøgdi – 2,8km to the north.
Along the way, we hiked across Grønefjell (Sadlehøgdi), 1625m.
On our way to Bårdshøgdi, the idea of descending into Lærdalen came to life. The terrain wasn’t really inviting to a return along the same route. We could always get a taxi…
Tissedalsvarden wasn’t a real pf100 top, but Bårdshøgdi was!
And then we headed for Lærdalen valley!
We would follow the route to Øvrevoll, across Tynjåsen. The route was marked on the map. But was it marked in real life?
It turned out that it was!
This was big fun!
A descent from 1640m to 50m takes time, but we took the time needed and enjoyed ourselves along the way!
Eventually, we reached Lærdalen and we hiked to Tønjum where Anne and Karma waited by the church while I took a taxi (it took half an hour for the taxi to get there) up to Aurlandsfjellet. It wasn’t cheap – NOK 1000,- but well worth it! It was a truly enjoyable round-trip hike!
Trip statistics: 18,6km, 600 vertical meters, 7h:14m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike: