How to get there:
The easiest access is from the DNT hut Torfinnsheim.
This hut can be reached from the eastern end of the lake
Hamlagrøvatnet which is located along highway 13, the
old road connecting Dahle and Voss. Torfinnsheim is a nice, large
hut with about 36 beds and the hike there takes about one hour
from where we started.
We hiked along a small path on the west side of Torfinnsvatnet to the
hut in the very south of the lake called Blindtarmen (The appendix).
From there we ascended slightly north of east and crossed along
a rocky ridge with many small ups and downs, to reach the summit cairn.
Our return hike went on the east side of Torfinnsvatnet, this is perhaps
a more direct route. We hiked right west of Store Torfinnsdalsvatnet,
contoured on the west side of Torfinnshorgi and hit the DNT trail
between lake 1079 and "Timeglaset". From there, the trail back to
This hike was done with my son Pål Jørgen 9 years old.
We started from Torfinnsheim around 1 PM and caame back to the hut
quarter past 9 PM just as darkness came. On the way home we came
upon a cairn with a plaque in memory of 4 reindeer hunters that had
perished to cold and wind in early September 1950. This is certainly
a reminder that the weather in these mountains can change abruptly
and turn deadly cold even in the very early September.