hike

Espesætrin

The area around Espesætrin offers great views such as Slåberget and Søre Svartkampen, and lush forest terrain such as at Øykjeholet. The name Øykjeholet refers to a hole or depression in the terrain. Legend has it that old horses were released here and died a natural death. The landscape is very lush and distinctive with old coniferous forest.

Hiking opportunities at Espesætrin

Slåberget 992 m above sea level

4 km, 1 t. Light

Start from the parking lot at the top of Espesætrin and follow the trail into the mountain. Here you will come to a junction where there are signs to the right towards Slåberget. Then follow the paths marked in red. Fantastic views from Slåberget across the valley.

Øykjeholet from Espesætrin

2 km. 1 h. Medium. Some difficult sections

Start from Høgberget, on the road up towards Espesætrin. Marked trail in forest terrain. Airy sections along the way. Steep descent with partial climbing down to Øykjeholet itself.

Øykjeholet from Rv 257

2 km. 1.45 h. Medium. Some difficult sections

Starts at Rv. 257, at Kleiven in Nedre Heidal. Follow signs to Grothe. Steep descent with partial climbing down to Øykjeholet itself.

Grothe from Rv 257

1 km. 30 min. Easy

Steep ascent. Starts at Rv. 257, at Kleiven in Nedre Heidal. Grothe is a farm without a road that was inhabited until the late 1970s.

Søre Svartkampen 1366 m above sea level

5 km. 1.5 hours. Medium

Start from the parking lot at the top of Espesætrin and follow the trail into the mountain. Here you will come to a junction where there are signs to the left towards Svartkampen, which is the highest point between Heidal and Ottadalen. Then follow the paths marked in red. Great views of Rondane and Jotunheimen. Possible to continue to Ranglarkampen/Martnasråket/Veslesætre.

Grothe from Espesætrin

1 km. 30 min. Easy

Start at the blackboard on Espesætrin.

Søre Svartkampen from Øverbygsdvegen

3.5 km. 1 h. Medium

Start from øverbygdsvegen just south of Sjugursetra. Road with a barrier. Follow the road up to Sveasetra. From there, climb to the top. Possible to continue to Ranglarkampen/Martnasråket/Veslesætre or Espesætrin.

Directions: Exit Rv 257 in Nedre Heidal where it is signposted to Øverbygdsvegen.
Exit at the sign to Espesætrin (Bomvei).

The right of public access/custom and usage:

  • You can travel freely in the wilderness on foot.
  • Free movement must not cause harm or inconvenience to others, or to plant and animal life.
  • Show consideration for the outdoor industries.
  • Do not disturb animals and birds.
  • All game is protected with the exception of legal hunting.
  • Close the gate behind you.

Please note:

  • All travel at your own risk
  • In case of accidents, call 112 or 113

The right of public access/custom and usage:

  • You can travel freely in the wilderness on foot.
  • Free movement must not cause harm or inconvenience to others, or to plant and animal life.
  • Show consideration for the outdoor industries.
  • Do not disturb animals and birds.
  • All game is protected with the exception of legal hunting.
  • Close the gate behind you.

Please note:

  • All travel at your own risk
  • In case of accidents, call 112 or 113