AboutLength: 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
Follow the road from Reinli towards Stavedalen and Nordre Fjellstølen. Turn right towards Liaåsen (toll road NOK 30 in 2013) and take the first exit to the left towards an area with private cabins and holiday homes. Park your car at the end of the road, near a small water pump house.
The main 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 take the toll road to Paradis. At the southern end of Paradisfjorden turn right towards Eidvasstølen and park to the left at the road’s end. The route to Makalaus is unsigned and unmarked, but the path is easy to follow. Take the 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