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Summer adventures


Summer adventures

Take the Loen Skylift to the top of the Mt. Hoven, and go hiking high above the fjord. Marked and built trails give motivation to explore the highlands. Or maybe you want to challenge yourself a bit by climbing the Via Ferrata Loen?

Walking & hiking

Via Ferrata Loen

Zip Line


With a guide


Walking & Hiking

from Loen Skylift

Walking & Hiking

from Loen Skylift

Wonderful hiking trails are waiting for you as you arrive to Mt. Hoven with Loen Skylift. All trails with magificent views of the fjord landscape and Jostedalsbreen National Park. Choose between easy short hikes and more challenging full day hikes. The trails are waymarked and signposted by international standards. High quality and sustainability are key factors. 

Guided tours are offered by Loen Active

Season for hiking at Mt. Hoven: May/June-October/November (depending on snow conditions).  

Remember to stay safe, and read about safety in the mountains.

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1. Gjølrunden - 2,2 km / 120 metre climb

This round trip takes you into a spectacular and dramatic landscape, with a panoramic view of Lodalen and Oldedalen valleys. There is a 170-metre ascent on the first part of the walk, with stone steps on the steepest stretches. Furthest east, you will walk close to the edge of Tungegjølet gully, but you can walk on safely by sticking to the path. Views of the fjord, mountains and glacier at the highest point. You will see the mountains near Sunnmøre in the north and Jostedalsbreen National Park in the southeast. The path continues west through alpine terrain. Here you continue on a gravel path that takes you back to the start at Hoven.


2. Mount Skredfjellet - 2 km one way / 155-metre climb

This route has great views of the fjord, mountains and glaciers and is suitable for all age groups. There is a gravel path from Hoven to Skredfjellet. Some short steep stretches. After a while, there is a view of the fjord and the great valleys towards the Jostedalsbreen glacier. When you reach the ridge, you can see the Sunnmøre Alps in the north and Mount Gjegnen in the west. From the top, you can see the Nordfjord, which is 106 km long. You can glimpse the Skålatårnet tower, 1,848 metres, in the east. Oldedalen valley surrounded by glaciers can be seen in the south.

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3. Hoven - Skredfjellet - Hoven - 7,9 km / 523-metre climb in total

Round trip over Skredfjellet mountain via Oppheimssætra summer pasture farm and back to Hoven. Parts of the route pass along an alpine ridge that offers a panoramic view of the fjord, mountains and glacier. About halfway, you will reach the idyllic Nøkketjønn tarn. Maybe you would like to have a swim with the Nøkken troll? The walk continues down to Oppheimssætra before turning back towards Hoven on a gravel path. The walk can be done in both directions. 


4. Mount Årheimsfjellet - 6,3 km one way / 340-metre climb

A walk in undulating alpine landscape, with fantastic views of the fjord. You will see more and more mountains and glaciers in the distance as you walk. Large parts of the route are along a mountain ridge. Follow the gravel path to Skredfjellet mountain and on to the narrow alpine path down to Nøkketjønn tarn. From the crossroads at Nøkketjønn, you continue walking in gentle mountain terrain towards the top of Årheimsfjellet. Return by the same route or via Oppheimssætra and along the gravel path back to Hoven.


5. Staurinibba - 2.7 km one way/379-metre climb

The peak of Staurinibba is 1,379 moh. You start the walk on a well-maintained path past the north side of Tungegjølet, a steep narrow gully that ends down at Loen. You will walk close to the steep mountainsides, but can safely continue walking on the marked path. There is a steep ascent to the top on the last part of the walk. The trail is well maintained all the way. The reward that awaits you is well worth the effort – an impressive view of inner Nordfjord.


8. Holme/Oppheim - 6.6 km one way/720-metre descent

Easy hike on the forest road with 720 meters descent. Great views of the fjord, Olden and Oldedalen Valley. Below Oppheimsetra summer pasture farm, hikers can alternatively follow a marked path through the forest (2.5 km shorter) or continue on the forest road. Feel free to visit Oppheimsetra. From Oppheim, it is 5.1 km back to Loen, and it may be best to organize transfer back to Loen. Please note that there is a parking fee (NOK 70) at Oppheim in case you bring your car there.


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Via Ferrata Loen

Via Ferrata Loen

The Via Ferrata Loen is a spectacular experience you will never forget. You climb high above the fjord, surrounded by the mountains and the Jostedalsbreen National Park. We end up at Mt. Hoven and Loen Skylift. The view is unbelievable all the way. We highly recommend using a guide. Guided tours and gear rental via Loen Active.

Via Ferrata Loen (all routes) is closed for the 2019 season, and is expected to open on the 1st of May 2020. From summer 2020 you can combine the Via Ferrata with a brand new zip line (opening date will be announced). New 2019: Ragnarok Extreme.


Via Ferrata Loen incl. Loen Skylift

Join the experienced guides from Loen Active in the Via Ferrata, and return to fjord level with Loen Skylift. Helmet and harness is included. The climb can be combined with lunch or dinner in the Hoven Restaurant. In case you want an extra challenge try the alternative route “Tor’s hammer” at the top of Tungegjølet which is approx. 200 meter, and has a category E.

Price 2019: NOK 1.345


Ragnarok Extreme incl. Loen Skylift

The new route in Via Ferrata Loen has difficulty F, and now Loen has got one of the most complete via ferrata facilities in Europe, including Norway’s most difficult route. The new spectacular route is located west of the classic route, and is steep all the way. The climb requires good strength and endurance, and climbers should have managed category E before climbing the extreme route. The view is spectacular. Find out more about Ragnarok.

Price 2019: NOK 1.990


Package: Via Ferrata Loen, Zip Line and Loen Skylift

Available soon: Join the experienced guides from Loen Active in the Via Ferrata, cross the Jølmunna gorge on two zip lines (new in 2019) and return to fjord level with Loen Skylift. Helmet and harness included. The climb can be combined with lunch or dinner in the Hoven Restaurant.

Price 2019: NOK 1.785

Overview of Via Ferrata Loen - all routes

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Detailed description of the routes in Via Ferrata Loen


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  • Included in a guided hike: Guide, harness, helmet and return with Loen Skylift.

  • Bring: Food, a big bottle of water or soft drink (two liters), gloves (can be bought at Loen Active - NOK 50), windproof jacket, long trouser, buff and warm clothes in cold weather conditions. Shoe rental La Sportiva (via ferrata shoes with vibram sole) NOK 100,-. LaSportiva via ferrata shoes can be also be purchased from Loen Active. Two baguets à 90 g can be preordered from Loen Active (NOK 100,-).

  • Estimated time: Via Ferrata Classic (1, 2 & 3) 5-6 hours including breaks.

  • Age limit: 12 years

  • Loen Active store in Loen: Meeting point and distribution of gear. La sportiva shoes (via ferrata, mountain running, mountain boots etc.), Skogstad Sport clothes, sunglasses, energy bars, gloves for via ferrata etc available for purchase.



Zip Line


Zip Line


At the top of Mt. Hoven, at Loen Skylift, Loen Active opens this summer two brand new zip lines which are 125 and 95 meters long. Opening date will be announced. Fly over the upper part of Tungejølet gorge, with a view towards the suspension bridge in Via Ferrata Loen. The zip lines are located 1000 meters above the fjord, and only a 10 minute walk from Loen Skylift.

The zip lines will be operated by Loen Active, and can easily be combined with Via Ferrata Loen.


  • Zip line: NOK 590 p.p,

  • Package price zip line and ticket Loen Skylift: NOK 890 p.p.

  • Package price Via Ferrata Loen, zip line and one-way ticket Loen Skylift: NOK 1785 p.p.

Booking will be available soon


  • Max./min: Maximum 100 kg, Mininum 30 kg.

  • Capacity: 30 persons per hour.

  • Normal physical shape

  • Difficulty level: Easy (but airy)



On the fjord and on Lake Lovatnet


On the fjord and on Lake Lovatnet

Experience Loen from a kayak, either at Lake Lovatnet or on the Nordfjord. Loen Active offer guided tours in double kayaks almost all year round. The trip can also be combined with a hike.


Tour 1: Lake Lovatnet

Explore one of the most beautiful valleys in the country, with high dramatic mountains, glaciers and emerald green waters. Join Loen Active on the guided kayak tour and learn about the valley’s dramatic history, and the life people lived here. Incl. equipment, transfer to/from Bødal, packed lunch and drinks. Time: 4-5 hours. Level: Easy. Min. age: 10 years.

Price: NOK 1600 per person.


Tour 2: The Fjord Tour

Experience Loen and the inner Nordfjord from the fjord angle. We stop along the way and tell about the history and nature of this area below the great Jostedalsbreen Glacier. Time: 3 hours. Level: Medium. Minimum age: 8 years.

Price: NOK 865 per person.


Tour 3: Discover paddeling

A short tour on the Nordfjord, perfect for beginners. Time spent: 2 hours. Level: Easy. Minimum age: 8 years.

Price: NOK 700 per person.


Tour 4: Round trip with kayak and walking

This tour starts with 2.4 km kayaking on the fjord. When we go ashore, we head for a 2.6 km long hike that reward you with a view of the fjord and the mountains of inner Nordfjord. Then we continue on the mountain road to Losætra mountain farm and back to the starting point in Loen. In addition to equipment, this tour includes packed lunches and drinks. Total distance of the hike is 6 km. Time: 4-5 hours. Level: Medium. Min. age: 8 years.

On request. Price: NOK 1500 per person.


Kayak for rent (without guide)

Those who can present a valid licence can rent equipment. You must have a personal certificate for either NPF (WetCard 16 hours), EPP2 or BCU 2STAR.

Twin kayak: 1 hour: NOK 450 | 3 hours: NOK 815 | Full day: NOK 1500.
Single kayak: 1 hour: NOK 325 | 3 hours: NOK 500 | Full day: NOK 1080.

Included: Kayak, paddle, paddle jacket, vest, gloves and paddle shoes.

Practical information

All tours include guide, kayak, paddle, paddle jacket, vest, gloves and paddle shoes. Some of the tours also include packed lunch and drink. There is always a follow-on boat on the guided tours.

Min. number of participants: 6 persons.
Max. number of participants: 17 persons.


Book online, or contact Loen Active tel. +47 57 87 58 00 or




Rent a bike and travel to Lodalen Valley or explore other places in the area. Loen Active also offers guided bike tours. Loen Active rents out bikes from its base in Loen village center.

1 hour NOK 90
4 hours NOK 310
One day NOK 510

Helmet included. One of the bike has a children’s seat. Two junior bikes are available.

Booking bike rental full day.