Fossestien is a Nature trail from Gaularfjellet to Viksdalen, 21 km with a difference in altitude of 500 m. The path follows old trails that have been stamped by livestock and people. Along the way you will see 14 larger waterfalls and 7 lakes. This splendid Nature path follows the main branch of the Gaular watercourse, which became a protected State asset in 1993 after many year's of dispute.

Fossestien is distinctly marked with red F's, arrows and signs with names and distances. The trek wanders alternatley on paths, wooden bridges and footbridges along the river and in diverse forest terrain. You will pass by several clusters of summer pasture huts. One group of huts is still in use today as a mountain pasture farm. The lowest section has a narrow gorge with steep sides, a little canyon. The path winds its way through luxuriant vegetation, teeming with local flora and fauna, but also close by a cultuvated landscape past farm with livestock etc. Take a container with you, there are plenty of wild barries to find and many types of wild mushroom. There are trout to be found along the entire river and in all lakes. You can purchase a fishing licence at shops and accommodation businesses in the distict.

You can start your hike from any point you like. 4 places are organised with signposts, maps and parking areas: Torsnesstølen, Longestølen, Likholefossen watherfall, Eldal.

The trail goes over a broken terrain so you need sturdy footwear. The rambling path is not suited to cycling or riding on horseback.

Visit the waterfall Path in Viksdalen, accomodation at Hov hyttegrend from NOK 400,- for 2 adults and 2 children. The price includes transportation to the waterfall path and a map of the trail.


  • 6978 VIKSDALEN
+ 47 57 71 79 37


  • 21km
Level of difficulty:
  • Medium (blue)
  • Daytrip (4-12h)
  • Short (0.5-3h)
  • Path
  • Forest area
  • Lake
  • River
  • Waterfall
  • Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer

Where is The waterfall path in Eldalsdalen, Viksdalen?