Nature trail 

Follow the trail to see how the Briksdal Glacier has formed the Olden Valley over numerous ice ages. See first-hand the smoothly ground mountainsides and luxuriant vegetation on the valley floor. You’ll be surprised at the wide variety of beautiful flowers growing there!  

 

booklet on the glacier and flora

Handy to have: The informative booklet “Briksdal Natursti, ei vandring i geologien, glasiologien og botanikken” (Briksdal nature trail, a ramble in geology, glaciology and botany), on sale in the Souvenir Shop.

Geological data 

Also on sale in the Souvenir Shop is an interesting booklet on geology, authored by Professor (FH) Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Stehpan Winkler.

KATTANAKKEN

Kattanakken (the cat’s neck) where no-one tought it possible to hike. How wrong could they be!

From the top you will see Briksdal Glacier surrounded by rugged mountains and cascading waterfalls. Your admission ticket to this show is your own exertion - a solid but feasible up steep terrain and then some scrambling as you appoach the final ridge. From some angles this hardly looks possible, but scaling this cat’s nec is very achievable.

THE BRIKSDALEN VALLEY - KATTANAKKEN
130 - 1458 metres above sea level / 3 - 4 hours
Start from the Mountain Lodge at Briksdalen.

The Oldeskaret Trail

Thanks to diligent restoration the ancient traveller’s way over Oldeskaret is once again open; this time for tourists and mountain trekking enthusiasts.

Easy to medium-steep trip. Rope safeguards along the steepest section, after which easy terrain up to the summit of Oldeskaret. You can also continue along the trail to Stardalen (7 km) and further into the national park. The trek offers superb views over Oldedalen valley - in a setting filled with the sound of joyful birdsong and cascading waterfalls.

THE OLDESKARET TRAIL
120 - 1100 metres above sea level / 5 hours
Start from Melkevoll Camping.