Discover Vettisriket (3-days)Come discover Vettisriket, a hidden gem where mountain Norway meets the fjords. Travel by car to Hjelle, and catch a glimpse of Hjellefossen before you travel by foot through Utladalen to Vetti Gard (farm) and Vettisfossen, Norway’s highest protected waterfall. This is an easy hike and a lovely getaway with beautiful scenery, in Jotunheimen National Park.
Discover the fairy-tale like and enchanting area of Utladalen, a scenic and lush valley, with a perfect mix of vegetation, rivers and waterfalls not found anywhere else in the rest of the National Park. Stay at the old farm, Vetti Gard, whose history dates back to 1120! It is said that it used to be wheat farm, but after the plague in the 14th century that killed half the Norwegian population, it was left uninhabited. Like many abandoned settlements in that period, the farm was given the name “Øydegård”, which means “remote farm”. In 1714 the current owners, the Vetti-family arrived at the farm. Hike further into the park to Vettisfossen, Norway’s tallest protected waterfall. You can choose to climb to the top of the waterfall and take in the breathtaking view, or hike to the bottom and in the impressive sight.
- Hiking Board: Breakfast, Lunch to go & Dinner
- Day: 1 - Vetti Gard Turiststasjon
- Day: 2 - Vetti Gard Turiststasjon
Agenda day 1:
Hiking: Hjelle - Vetti GårdDifficulty: Easy
Time: 1-2 hour(s)
Distance: 5 kilometers
Ascent height: 160 meters
Vetti can be reached by foot or by horse-carriage from the nearby Hjelle farm to the south. The scenic route between Hjelle to Vetti Gård is well marked and is more like a well groomed road than the normal trails we are used to in Jotunheimen. Vetti is no longer regularly inhabited, but it is now used as a cafeteria and bed and breakfast for mountain hikers during summer months. During your hike you will be walking next to rivers and surrounded by mountain peaks, and passing several waterfalls. The hike is suitable for all ages and fitness level.
Accommodation: Vetti Gard Turiststasjon
Vetti Gard Turiststasjon is a small mountain farm, rebuilt into a classical and historic hiking station. The facilities and rooms are simple, but well maintained in a traditional style. This is a perfect location to start or end your multi-day hike, or a great destination for a hike from Hjelle as a day tour.
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