Sail across Bygdin sea with M/B Bitihorn. The tour between Bygdin and Eidsbugarden is a 1 hour and 45 minutes superb boat tour in itself. Once you arrive at Eidsbugarden you will have plenty of time to hike several short peaks in the area before taking the last boat back. Utsikten is a short, easy tour with spectacular view over the great nature landscape of Jotunheimen. The hike will take you back the same way you came from. Combine this tour with Bitihorn boat, and lunch at Eidsbugarden or Fondsbu for a full mountain experience.
This viewpoint in the northwestern part of the mountain massif Skjeneggen is one of the finest and most easily accessible in Jotunheimen. From the top, you’ll see across an endless array of 2000-meter peaks, from Hurrungane in the west to the Gjende Alps in the east.
The 410-meter ascent to the top is gradual, and the trail is well-marked and easy to follow.
Begin your hike by following the narrow gravel road that runs between the parking lots. Look for a sign towards "Vinjestigen" and follow that trail. The trail follows along a river for a while before it splits into two different trails. Take the trail to the right and not the trail towards Yksendalsbu. From here the trail is marked with white markers and small cairns. Just after the junction, you reach a flat area where you get some good views of Utsikten ahead of you and if you turn around you will start to see the mountain peaks of Jotunheimen behind you. Continue on this trail all the way to Utsikten. You will find a toposcope there which tells you the names of all the mountains peaks around you.
This hike is easy and perfect for beginners or families.
The main season is summer/late summer. This is when the area is most suitable for trekking.
Stay at Fondsbu or Bygdin Mountain Hotel
You can access the area from Fondsbu or by boat cruise from Bygdin
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