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The cairned trail on Sognefjell

Type:Hiking

2686, Lom

Tel: +47 61 21 29 90

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Over a distance of 16 kms/10 miles between Krossbu and Turtagrø, you can pad from cairn to cairn, like our forefathers did till the motor road was built in 1938.

Some 300 cairns are registered along this stretch. From time immemorial people have defied dangers of nature and set out on foot and with horses to cross the Sognefjell plateau. By help of the built up cairns with large poles rising from the top, the travellers were able to find their way, even when mist and fog covered the mountains.

The landmarks have been very important for safe travels in the mountains for centuries. Today the cairned path –varderekkja – is an interesting cultural-historical monument. The cairns must in no way be changed or destroyed.

Facilities

Duration

  • 4 hours

Grading

  • medium

Nature and terrain

  • mountain

Season

  • august
  • july
  • september

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