The hike to Birgithovda takes you southwest of Geilo for stunning views of the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. After leaving the town, the trail runs through the woods to Hakkesetstølen cabin. From there, it continues past numerous ponds before rising above the tree line and allowing you to take in the surrounding landscape. From Birgithovda and back towards Geilo, the route crosses Tuftebrua bridge and passes along Ustedalsfjorden.
Geilo has a range of accommodation options available, including cabins, hotels, and Airbnbs.
- In July and August it may be possible to take the chairlift at Vestlia resort, which will avoid some of the initial ascent.
- The trail can be wet and soggy in parts, so wear appropriate footwear.
Tips and hints
- At Hakkesetstølen you can find traditional Norwegian food and snacks, as well as toilets.