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Summer adventures


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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

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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 located near Loen Skylift are finished, and more trails will be built in the coming years. 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.

 
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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 and the path is not as well maintained. 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.

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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 by Loen Active.

Via Ferrata Loen will open 1st of May 2019. From 2019 you can combine the Via Ferrata with a brand new zip line.


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Package: Via Ferrata Loen and Loen Skylift

Join the experienced guides from Loen Active in the Via Ferrata, 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. 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


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Package: Via Ferrata Extreme and Loen Skylift

In May 2019 the new extreme route in Via Ferrata Loen opens. It has difficulty F, and with this Loen has got one of the most complete via ferrata facilities in Europe, including the most difficult route in the country. 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 ideally have managed degree E before climbing the extreme route. The view is spectacular.

Price 2019: 1.990 NOK


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Package: Via Ferrata Loen, Zip Line and Loen Skylift

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

 
 
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Zip Line


Easy and airy fun for all

Zip Line


Easy and airy fun for all

At the top of Mt. Hoven, at Loen Skylift, Loen Active opens this spring two brand new zip lines which are 125 and 95 meters long. 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 are operated by Loen Active, and can easily be combined with Via Ferrata Loen.

Prices:

  • 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 1990 p.p.


Booking

Book your adventure in Loen Active Shop on the 1st floor of Loen Skylift Mountain Station, or by contacting Loen Active on tel. +47 57 87 58 00 and post@loenactive.no.

Requirements

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

  • Capacity: 30 persons per hour.

  • Normal physical shape

  • Difficulty level: Easy (but airy)