Pehr Gynt hytta

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Pehr Gynt hytta

Norway


Waterfall along Store Ula in Mysuster on the way to Pehr Gynt hytta

This is a lovely and easy hike starting in Mysuseter. The distance is quite long though, 16 kilometres which is quite a lot for most people. Arriving in Pehr Gynt hytte the "thing" is eating waffles and sit and relax in the grass outside the old wooden hut. It is a very peaceful place. If you are into trailrunning, running along the trail to Pehr Gynt hytte is perfect.

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Pehr Gynt is also a play by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen from the 19th century. It is one of the most famous Norwegian plays. The Norwegian composer Edward Grieg composed the lovely music to the drama. In the Hall of the Mountain King is the most famous piece.

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Starting/Finishing point

Mysuseter


Distance

16 kilometres


Length of time

5-6 hours


Ascent/Descent

+/- 0 metres


Difficulty

Green/Blue


Water along the way

Yes


Shoes to choose:

Trail running shoes or hiking boots

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The hike to Pehr Gynt hytta


From Mysuseter you walk along an unpaved road for about 3 kilometres until you reach a parking. Just before the parking there is a small road to the right and you see a path by the river. If you follow the path for about half a kilometre upwards you will reach a waterfall.

You then turn back to  the parking and walk cross the parking. Right after you reach at a crossing over the river. You then walk about one kilometre passing by birch trees and some summer houses.


From then you have about 3-4 kilometres until you reach the Pehr Gynt hytta. Have a waffle and rest your legs before you go back to Mysuseter the same way.

How to get to Pehr Gynt hytta?


Driving from Oslo, just before arriving in Otta, follow the signs turning right to Mysuseter. Follow the windling road upwards until you reach the little center of Mysuseter. You can park your car for free on the large parking lot behind the store and café.


Leaving the center of Mysuseter, be prepared to meet a lot of lovely sheep.

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