Long and beautiful mountain hike over two mountain plateaus.
This challenging hike takes you over two mountain plateaus with terrain ranging from mountain landscape to high mountains. The views from the top are fantastic, including the national parks Langsua, Jotunheimen, and Rondane.
The hike starts at the ski resort. Follow the road up the hill and turn right in the middle. Follow this road and turn left onto Torsdalsveien. Follow this road to the end and continue on the path straight ahead. Keep going straight at all intersections until you reach the top between Bånseterkampene and Prestkampen.
A detour along the edge of Bånseterkampene is worth the effort. On a clear day, this provides the best views of Skeikampen from a trail that winds right along the edge of the cliff!
At Slagsfjellrunden, follow the trail straight ahead over the top and down the west side of Svartvatnet. Continue down to Skardbua. At Skardbua, follow the T-marked Peer Gyntstien up the first cliff. Turn left at the small pond, cross the stream, and continue up the slopes towards the top of Slagsfjella. This trail is marked purple on the rocks.
Once at the top, you will have a view of Langsua in the west, Jotunheimen in the northwest, and Rondane in the north. Go down the first hill, turn 90 degrees right on the first plateau, and follow the trail around the inside of the valley. Stay on the right side of Øvre Massingtjernet and continue down on winding dirt paths.
At the point where the trail gets steeper, you can take an alternative route back to the center by turning left onto "Kristianråket" (a wooden sign). This route takes you up over the ridge and down to Ørnkampen. From there, follow the S9 Svarttjernstien all the way back to Høyfjellstunet.
If you continue on Slagsfjellrunden, you will go straight ahead down the last steep cliff towards Peer Gyntvegen. Turn left onto Peer Gyntvegen and follow this for a few hundred meters until you turn right onto the road to Fyksesetra. Down by the farm, walk on the trail on the right side of the farm.
After Fyksesetra, continue on a nice trail, over the cliffs, and around the south side of Nisjuvatnet. Continue down to Systuggusetra. Turn left onto the farm road 200 meters up to Systuggusetra and then right onto the trail there. Once down by Einstadsetra, follow the farm road straight on to Veslesetervegen. Turn left onto Veslesetervegen and follow this over the bridge. Turn right towards Paradis right after the bridge and follow the trail up to Vesleseterkrysset and the road further back to Høyfjellstunet.
The route is marked S8 Slagsfjellrunden.
We hope you enjoy this hike!