You can hike from Bessheim, but it will be a long daytrip. The hike usually takes about 8-9 hours. Take the trail to Bessvatnet/ The Bess lake and follow the route towards Glitterheim. Then follow the trail to the lake Russvatnet (1164 MASL). Cross the river over the bridge and follow the trail by the arches by Russvassosen. 1100 vertical meters await you between here and the top. There are no particularly dangerous areas on this hike, the fastest route is straight up the southeast ridge.

An alternative route is drive to Russtangen and hike from there in the summer. Make sure you cross the river and stay on the right side of the river. Then you hike up Russdalen – to the lake Russvatnet. (Beware of Russians!)


Same route as in the summer.

Russtangen on Google Maps: <’36.6%22N+8%C2%B055’16.5%22E/@61.5768215,8.9190613,600m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d61.576819!4d8.9212495 >