Looking to go for a hike in the world’s most beautiful scenery whilst breathing the crispest air imaginable? Then Trysil is the place to be, and we’ve got all the details to get you mountain-ready in a heartbeat.
Trysil might be best known as a ski resort but it’s a haven for all types of adventurers during the summer months. As soon as you step out of the hotel doors at Radisson Blu Resort Trysil you’re right next to the action, where numerous hiking trails await you. Read on to get all the information you need to make the absolute most out of your active mountain adventure.
Happy when you’re hiking
So you’ve decided you want to go for a hike? Excellent choice! The best part about hiking in Trysil is that there is something for everyone. Their “Top 10” includes ten different hikes, ranging from short, light and breezy to long, hard and heavy. If you complete them all you’ll receive a diploma, the perfect souvenir to bring home with you and remember your feat of strength by. Yet whatever hike you choose you’re guaranteed to be rewarded with a great time and great views. Further down we’ve included a local’s top 5 hikes, so if you can’t decide yourself there is no need to fret.
The hiking gear
Once you’ve decided which hike to explore, the next thing to do is make sure you’re properly equipped. If you didn’t bring your own hiking gear you can head over to Sport Lodge’n, located on the ground floor of our resort, where you can borrow a light backpack, binoculars and walking sticks for free at the Silva Test Center. If you need new hiking shoes or gear, this well-stocked store will be more than happy to help you find the right choice.
Check out The Norwegian Trekking Association’s extensive list of what you should bring for summer hiking in Norway. Some of these include:
- Proper hiking shoes
- Rain jacket and trousers
- Food and water
- Your camera!
- A backpack that can hold all the above
The things to keep in mind
The weather in the Norwegian mountains can vary greatly, so proper shoes and clothing are essential. Even though the sun is out we recommend you bring an extra jacket in case the weather changes. Another thing to make sure you bring with you is food and water. The amount varies depending on the length of the hike but you should always have something to eat, so you don’t run out of energy. A bar of chocolate also doubles as the perfect reward for making it to the top! If you’re wondering about what to bring and what the weather is like, feel free to ask our hotel staff for tips, they’ll be happy to help.
When you’re following a path you can look for red T’s painted on rocks (like in the photo above), which act as guiding stars towards the peak. Trysil has a wide array of paths and trails to choose from and they use a color grading system. The color assigned to the trail is based on the number of meters (pitch) of the trip and the length of the trip; green = easy, blue = medium, red = hard, black = expert.
Choosing a path
Now that you’ve got all the gear you need you’re ready to get out there and enjoy nature! We asked Gudrun Sandaker Lohne from Destination Trysil for her top 5 hikes in the area, so you can pick and choose with help from a local. Scroll down to see a complete map of all the paths and trails.
If you have a GPS system then you can download GPS files for the trails. These are found below each trail description.
Lundkvassberget is easily navigated and well-maintained in wooden terrain and at the top sits a massive rock, thought to have been there since the Ice Age. From the peak, you’re treated to an excellent view of Trysilfjellet Mountain and the surrounding woods.
Length: 3,4 km return trip
Total ascent: 108 m.
Highest point: 697 meters above sea level (masl).
Hiking Støtfjellet Mountain, known locally as Støta, takes you through an easy and well-marked path through the Bittermarka mountain area. Støta has a grand total of three peaks, and this hike takes you to “Synste Støta” peak rewarding you with views all the way to Sweden in the east and Rondane in the west.
Length: 5 km return trip
Total ascent: 138 m.
Highest point: 1009 masl.
Click here to download the GPS file for trail 28: Støta.
Starting at Trysil-Knuts Mountainworld, the hike to Kampflåhøgda is one that will take you through varied terrain. The first 800 meters pass through marshlands so proper hiking boots are a must. The path follows Eltåa River until its source at Vesle-Elttjønna and then the trail rises gently towards the peek. Scree makes up the last 500 meters until you make it to the peak, where a view of the Rondane mountain range, Sølen, Tverrfjellet and Trysilfjellet Mountain await. Don’t be surprised if you spot reindeer on this trip!
Length: 16 km return trip
Total ascent: 410 m.
Highest point: 1208 masl.
Trysilfjellet Mountain is the evergreen crowd-pleaser in Trysil. From its peak, standing at 1132 meters tall, you’re treated to a fantastic view of the Rondane and Sølen Mountains. If you are looking for that real alpine feeling, with stunning views of the mountains on your way up, then this is the hike for you. The path starts at Trysil Høyfjellssenter, taking you towards the peak on gravel roads and scree.
Length: 650 m ascent, 1.8 km descent
Total ascent: 198 m.
Highest point: 633 masl.
Ready to have your breath taken away? Skagsvola is an attraction in itself and the views might just blow you away. Follow the trail along the mountain ridge 460 meters above Engeren Lake, a ridge that can be associated with Besseggen Mountain, although it is wider and easier to walk. Wear proper shoes and be careful as you walk the edge and traverse the rocky parts of the path.
Length: 7 km return trip
Total ascent: 226 m.
Highest point: 932 masl.
If you don’t want to go up Trysilfjellet Mountain you can go around it! The 13 kilometer-long Fjellrunden takes you all the way around the mountain. Start the trip by Skihytta, Trysil Høyfjellssenter or the handicap-parking R1. Parts of the route are handicap-friendly, meaning everyone can enjoy the fresh air and great views. This route is a great spot for biking as well, and you can rent bikes in the reception.
Length: 13 km return trip
Total ascent: 358 m.
Highest point: 927 masl.
Grading: Blue (some parts are graded Red, meaning demanding ascent sections in certain areas)
Enjoy the stunning Norwegian nature and all that it has to offer. Just make sure you bring your camera so you can treasure the views forever.