Nørdre Kalvehølotinden


-the Portal to the Torfinnsdalen Valley

About the Hike

Welcome to Norway’s most Southern 2000 meter peak, Nørdre Kalvehølotinden. Located at the shore of the Bygdin Lake, it lies at 2,019 m.a.s.l. The mountain is part of a ten-kilometer-long mountain massif called Kalvehøgde, which consists of ten peaks over 2000 meters, including Vang and Valdres’ highest peak, Vestre Kalvehøgde (2208 meters). This not too demanding hike is a perfect trip for those who want to ascend a 2000 meter peak, but who has less experience with climbing.

Hike Description

From Torfinnsbu

You can access the area by catching the M/B Bitihorn ferry from Bygdin (the place), and hopping off at Torfinnsbu. From Torfinnsbu, you’ll cross the river Torfinnsdøla before you aim for the Southwest ridge. Follow the ridge to the end. It’|s a relatively steep hike and you’ll need to use your hands at some points.

From Bygdisheim

Access the Summit from the East side. Follow the path from Bygdisheim to Hestvøllen, along the shore if the Bygdin Lake. The river Kalveåne will take you up towards the top,

Who is this Hike Suitable for

This hike is very demanding and only suitable for those in very good physical shape with previous experience for similar activities.


The main season is summer/late summer. This is when the area is most suitable for trekking. To access Torfinnsbu, one needs to travel by M/B Bitihorn that runs from late June to the beginning of September. One can also walk from Bygdisheim but this is of course a much longer hike.


Stay at Bygdin Mountain Lodge or Fondsbu DNT which are located on the opposite sides of Bygdin Lake. Or spend a night at Torfinnsbu, a self-service DNT cabin right at the foot of Torfinstindane.

How to Get There

You can access the area by catching the M/B Bitihorn ferry from Bygdin (the place), and hopping off at Torfinnsbu. Or walk from Bygdisheim. See timetable (TBC)

Nørdre Kalvehølotinden

  • Municipality: Vang
  • Jotunheimen National Park
  • Torfinnsdalen
  • Bygdin Lake

Hike Info

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 8 km
  • Elevation: 2, 019
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Season: Summer
  • Guided Tour



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Map of the area