Synshorn at 1457 meters above sea level invites to a fantastic view of Jotunheimen. The trail is easy to follow and climb, and varies from soft terreng to rock closer to the peak. The hike is well suited for beginners and is a short hike starting at the doorsteps of Bygdin Hotel.

Hiking: Synshorn

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 1-2 hour(s)
Distance: 5 kilometers
Elevation at peak: 1457 meters
Ascent height: 450 meters



About Synshorn

Coming from Bygdin, the impressive sight of Synshorn meets the eye as you continue onward towards Valdresflye. The main appeal of this particular peak lies in the unexpected, yet breathtaking view from the top; you will see Fagerstrand and the Bygdin area from a birds perspective, and in the distance, the Bitihorn mountain peak. Moreover, Synshorn stands out both in its placement and its popularity as a hiking destination; it towers sturdy by the road, impossible to miss, and is very popular amongst families, especially with children. It's an easy hike, with a flat top, and has on many occasions been a part of the local mountain relay race.

Synshorn lies at 1464 m.a.s.l and is a rewarding hike because you will reach a high altitude in short time. Once on the top, one should venture to the edge of the cliff to really experience the adrenaline of the view-but be careful! Always act within your comfort zone and don't take unnecessary risks.

Synshorn Mountain Hike

There are several alternative routes, some longer than others.


You can park at Bygdin hotel or Fagerstrand. The main path starts by Fagerstrand, on the left side of the river coming down from Heimre Fagerdalen. If you're coming from Bygdin, walk along the shore of Bygdin lake over to Fagerstrand.

The trail is very well marked and easy to follow. Follow the river , eventually you will cross it and the trail will then make a gentle curb towards the right.

From Bygdin hotel the hike takes around 1-2 hours and is 4 km ( out and back) and is an easy day trip. Bring a lunch pack and enjoy a relaxing meal on the top, overlooking the area.

Synshorn and Heimre Fagerdalen

If you're up for it, it is recommended to continue along the ridge of Synshorn and follow the trail going West to Heimre Fagerdalshøe. The landscape is open and easy to walk in. You'll pass a small pond where you can go for a little swim if the weather permits it.

Our product(s) with Synshorn:

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