What to experience in Hallingskarvet
Humans have wandered on Hallingskarvet for almost 8,000 years, and you can see several cultural monuments from hunting and trapping facilities, and traces of prehistoric and medieval use. In recent times, there are many exciting things to experience in Hallingskarvet.
Skarverennet is the world's third largest cross-country skiing event, it was organized for the first time in 1974. The track is 37 km long, and runs from Finse, over the high mountains, to Ustaoset. More than 12,000 ski-loving exercisers take part in the race every year in the last part of April, hence the slogan "Spring's most beautiful adventure!". The unique view, the fascinating landscape and the fantastic atmosphere makes this event very special.
Lordemarsjen is a great trip in a majestic terrain. The trip goes from Raggsteindalen across Folarskaret to Haugastøl tourist center, this is an organized trip in early August. But you can walk it on your own too. The highest point on the trip is Lordehytta at 1,620 meters above sea level, after 9 km. The whole trip is approx. 21 km and follows a nice path all the way.
Sherpatrapper at Prestholtseter, takes you up to Prestholskaret. The staircase consists of 2,000 steps built by Sherpas in 2013.
Tvergastein and "Skarvereiret" was built by the famous philosopher Arne Næss. Tvergastein is located below the steep edge, built in 1937 and was used as a place to relax and work, while Skarvereiret was built as a climbing hut on top of Hallingskarvet.
The winter at Hallingskarvet on a good day is a fantastic sight. A snowy landscape as far as you can see with a large mountain towering over the area. There are ski tracks on both sides of the mountain, and it is possible to cross-country ski, snowshoe or you can make your own way on mountain skis. Prestholtseter is located directly below the mountain, they offer home made food and baked goods both in summer and winter.
Fishing in Hallingskarvet
Part of the waters on the south side of the Hallingskarvet belongs to Geilo Hunting and Fishing Association, most on the north side belong to Østre Hol Hunting and Fishing Association. Fishing licenses for Geilo JFF can be bought at the Tourist Information and the sports shops in Geilo. But also at most tourist cabins. There are also a number of private waters, usually you can buy a fishing license for these at the nearest tourist cabin. Fishing license for Østre Hol JFF can be bought at Kiwi in Hagafoss and Coop in Hovet. More about fishing in Geilo