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Gjendebu - Leirvassbu

Route info

Description

You follow Storådalen. In the beginning it's rather green. Flat and nice to Hellerforsen where you will pass a little crest. You walk along Hellertjönnen and soon the lake Langvatnet turn up. Follow the lake some kilometers and at the end it's time to turn left if you like to go to Olavsbu.

The two lakes, Högvagltjönnen, will be passed and the terrain becames more stony and hillier towards Högvaglen. This is also the last hill before you can see Leirvassbu. After a short walk downhill and some gravel road you'll reach the hut.

Hiking time

6 hours

Worth to know

You'll find tent places a bit outside Gjendebu in the valley. In Leirvassbu it's more difficult but if you walk a bit further along Leirvatnet and stop near the small lakes you probably find good tent places.

 

Lodge info

Gjendebu - 990 metres a.s

  • Staffed DNT lodge with 119 beds.
    Season: end of june to mid of september.

  • Many people passes this lodge located at the end of Lake Gjende. It's a rather cozy place.

  • Home page: http://www.gjendebu.com
    Email: lahilde@online.no
    Phone: 57 87 43 00

Leirvassbu - 1400 metres a.s

  • Staffed private lodge with 175 beds.
    Season: end of june to mid of september.

  • Dance palace. Every weekend lots of people go here for food and dancing to the view of Kyrkja. You park your Ferrari just outside.

  • Home page: http://www.leirvassbu.no
    Email: lvassbu@online.no
    Phone: 61 21 29 32
    Fax: 61 21 29 32

 

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Pictures from this hiking route

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Of course the Norwegian flag was hoisted.
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A lot of activities outside the hut.
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Packed and ready for a hard walk.
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A short glance back before leaving Gjendebu.
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Gjendealperne.
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A short pause in the warmth.
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Storåe.
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The path went along the stream.
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The beginning went on fine paths inside the birch forrest.
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A bird was singing on the rock.
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Storå valley south.
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The first man-made mound of stones.
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The first bridge.
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No signs of fatigue jet.
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Time for some food.
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Here the stream Storån started.
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A glance back to our resting place at the other side of the lake.
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The trail followed the lake.
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Gjendealperna in the background.
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Wonderful views.
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The route cross towards Spiterstulen.
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The route cross towards Olavsbu.
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A short break in the sun.
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The route towards Olavsbu went over the ridge.
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On our way towards Leirwassbu.
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fine paths to follow.
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Högvagltjönnen.
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Stoney but still fine paths.
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Högvagelbreen.
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Gravdalstjörnene.
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Finally at Leirvassbu.
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We had been here before.
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Kyrkja.
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Our tent place at the foot of Kyrkja.
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Cooking time. Gulash on the menu.
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Perfect tent place with water nearby.
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