Makalausfjellet 1099 masl
Makalaus is a child-friendly, fairly short and easy hike on open mountain terrain on the northern end of a mounain area that stretches south-east of the road 51 between Gol and Leira and west of Bagn.
Length: approx. 2.5 km one way
Duration: approx. 30–45 min. up
Elevation gain: ca. 100 meters (+ alpine slope)
Suitable for children: from approx. 3–4 years
GPS-coordinates starting point 32v 521724 6745888
GPS-coordinates summit 32v 519842 6745056
From the E16, exit into Bagn and follow the road towards Reinli and continue towards Stavedalen. Turn right onto Brennahaugvegen (toll road) and after approx. 1,1 km, turn left uphill onto Tverrbergvegen and follow it until it ends. Park your car at the end of the road, near a small water pump house.
The hiking path starts to the right of the parking area. It is not marked, but still easy to follow and takes you over a mountain plateau, to Makalaus. A stunning view in all directions, and lives up to its name “Makalaus”, which means “flawless”.
(Alternatively, you can park at the Stavadalen Ski Center and walk uphill. You’ll find the trail at the top of the hill. It’s steep, but a short climb. In this case, there’s no toll fee).
Alternative directions from the North:
Exit from road 51 towards Merket and follow Pardisvegen (toll road) to Pardis. Turn right onto Eivasstølvegen and park on the left hand side just before the road’s end. The route to Makalaus is unsigned and unmarked, but the path is easy to follow. Take the gravel farm road to the right until you pass by a hut (appr. 300 meters). The path passes the hut and turns into a tractor road that leads up to Makalausstølen. Here it turns again into a path that leads up to the summit of Makalaus.
- 1 hour
Nature and terrain
- total ascent - 100 m
Tel: (+47) 61 35 94 10