From Fagernes, follow highway E16 to Tyinkrysset. Exit right in the
Tyinkrysset junction, and follow highway 53/252 north upwards until
you reach lake Tyin. Exit right onto 252 towards Eidsbugarden.
From Lærdal, follow highway E16 to Tyinkrysset. Se Eastern
Access above for Eidsbugarden route.
A third access point is highway 53 from Øvre Årdal.
From Eidsbugarden, head towards the parking area and find the
trail heading south upwards to Utsikten (1518m). The trail is
easy and the elevation gain is smooth.
From Utsikten, the trail turns south-east and runs over point
1575m. On the map, the trail ends just after this point, but
the direction towards the high point at 1607 should be obvious,
and the walk is not far.
From 1607m, head east towards the south end of lakes 1374, and
then head north-east towards Hundeknappen. Hundeknappen can be
scaled from various sides. Choose a route you are comfortable with.
The landscape on Skinneggi does not offer any particular scary
parts, and you are quite free to determine your own route.
From Hundeknappen, you can take a north-west approach, aiming
for the original trail somewhere.
From Hundeknappen you have a great view over lake Bygdin.
From Utsikten, the north view towards the southern Jotunheimen
2000m peaks is plain grand.
Skiing Skinneggi in winter should be a great experience.
The road to Eidsbugarden is closed in the winter, but you will
be able to access this mountain area from the south, given
that E16 over Fillefjell is open.
An interesting story about the mountain can be found in
the book "Kremen av topper 2" by Erik W. Thommessen. In addition,
the book mentions other trailheads for Skinneggi.
Trip Report Aug 1999:
The day before, my friend Bjørn and I had scaled
of Eidsbugarden. This was a scary experience, and we were both
happy to do an easy hike this Sunday morning.
The hike was quite uneventful with exception of the marvellous
views of Jotunheimen from Skinneggi. In addition, we kept
bumping into a herd of reindeer. It seemed like the area was
not big enough for two parties to avoid each other. The last
encounter had its nerve, as the reindeer set course towards us.
I was under the impression that enough was enough and they wanted
to scare these trespassers off the mountain. I convinced Bjørn
to up the tempo under some lame excuse. I don't think he ever
understood that I was running from the reindeer.
After a 5 hour walk, our annual Jotunheimen visit was over.
And I will always carry with me the memories from the