Hiking Lyngsdalen and summiting the southern peak of Pollfjellet

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Severe

Description

Lyngsdalen is a well marked and moderate trail starting and ending at Furuflaten.

A lot of sheeps in the area.

Track follows the Lyngsdalselva which is a fast-flowing proglacial river.

Many impressive rapids on the way to the hut Lyngsdalshytta.

When you reach the hut, stunning views on the glacier terminus opens up. The way up to Pollfjellet is way more challenging and exposed than the track in the valley.

There is an almost hidden track up towards Pollfjellet until the treeline.

It is steep and used by the local sheeps (be aware of the rather slippery 'minefield' left by the sheeps).

Above the treeline, navigate towards the ridge.

A lot of steep parts where scrambling is necessary and plenty of loose rocks.

It gets easier when you reach the flatter summit area.

On the summit, there are magnificent views on fjord, glaciers and river valley.