Mountain area: Hardangervidda
Map: 1516 III Hallingskarvet (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Map: Turkart Geilo (Statens Kartverk, 1:50 000)
Primary Factor: 178m
See also: Petter's Ustetind page
Ustetind seen from
There are many ways to access this mountain. I will describe the winter route from Ustaoset on highway 7 between Eidfjord and Geilo. Park the car somewhere on Ustaoset.
The trail: (click on the image for a larger view)
The winter trail I followed started from Ustaoset, and runs towards south across lake Ustevatn. I had a steep approach up through Verpestølan. On the plateau I met the trail junction that lead south to the Tuva Seter hut. I followed the east trail which lead to the Ustetind summit, and the Ustetindhytta hut. The hut was almost covered in snow. From the summit, I followed the ski trail eastwards which finally lead me to Vestlia alpine center in Geilo. Total time up: 2-3 hours.
There is a summer route, which I haven't walked, that begins by the train station (see the map for the trail). The trail passes by Ustebergstølen and leads directly to the top.
From Tuva hut, summer and winter trails lead in all directions. On summer trails, further south, you can reach summits as Store Grønenutan (1384m), Bjørdalshøgdin (1251m), and Bjørdalsnutan (1383m)
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