Steinsetfjorden rundt is a nice cycling tour in Nord-Etnedal. It partly leads through forest, partly trough the village with open cultural landscape and small patches of land that stretch down to the lake. Some years ago, a cycling path was constructed along the southern shore, making it possible to circle the lake. A little more than half of the trip is on a sealed road, the rest is on gravel.
Distance: 19 km
Elevation gain: 345 m
From the mountain lodge Nythun Høyfjellstue (parkering against fee), continue on your bike along the road in a north-easterly direction downhill to Lake Steinsetfjorden. After 3 km, at a large parking place on the right hand side, take to the right onto the cycling path that leads along the southern shore of the lake (gravel). After 4 km, keep to the right. After another 2 km, you reach the main road (sealed, no. 243). Exit to the left.
There’s a rest area that is nice for fishing and offers a beautiful view. Now the road leads uphill for about 2 km, before it gently slopes down to the lakeside again. After crossing the bridge over the river Skrinda, you’re back where you took off the road. Now the steep, 3 km long ascend back to Nythun remains.
Alternative: Drive 3 km past Nythun and park your car at the big parking place at Skrindefeten on the right hand side of the road at the start of the cycling path. From here, the tour is family friendly, a bit hilly with 183 m elevation gain and 13,5 km long. Suitable for children from approx. 8 years if they can manage car traffic.