144 Route 22. VETTISFOS. Jotunheim.
Lestsater; then the Midnashamer, with the Eldeholt. To the left
rises the Bottnjuvkamb, with its huge precipice ; to the right are
the 'Plads' or clearing of Gjeithus and the Raudnas. Then, to the
left, the Nondal, with several farms and the Nondalsfos. On round-
ing the Raudnaes we see —
Farnas, at the N.E. end ofthe lake, where we land. Bargaining
advisable in hiring horse or vehicle. Guide to Vetti unnecessary.
From Farnas to Forton (8-10 hrs.; with guide, 4 kr.). A bridle-
path ascends to the N.W. through theFardal or Langedal, passing the^are
nnd Stokke saeters, to the Muradn-Seeter, whence a path leads through the
Lovardalsskar (4700 ft.), a narrow gap or pass at the base of the Austa-
bottinder and the Soleitinder (p. 150), into the Berdal, where a refuge-hut
has been built. Thence to the gaard of Fuglesteg (2495 ft.) and by an
excessively steep descent (whence probably the name of 'Fuglesteg', or
tbird-path') to Fortun (p. 148).
The road from Farnas to Gjelle (7 Kil.) ascends the right (W.)
bank of the Utla. In l/i hr. we see on the right the mouth of the
Aardela ; then the gaard of Moen (poor quarters). About 5 Kil.
from Farnaes the road crosses the Utla, and ends at Gjelle, 2 Kil.
farther on. To the right is the fine Gjellefos.
From Gjelle a bad bridle-path (best on foot for the suitably
shod) ascends the Vettisgjel, a ravine 4-5 Kil. long. The path
first descends to the left, crosses the river, and reaches the gaard
Skaaren, just beyond which it crosses another bridge ('Johannebro,
1880'). Farther on we thread our way through a chaos of stones
above the wild Utla. After 30-40 min. we reach the "Afdalsfos,
530 ft. high. Scenery very imposing. The ravine ends, 3/a-1 hr.
farther on, at the Heljabakfos, a fall of the Utla. Steep ascent to
the Heljdbakken, from which we have a view of the 'Plads' below,
Gaard Vetti above, and of three small waterfalls to the left. Then
a steep climb of i/2~sU nr- more to —
Gaard Vetti (1090 ft.; quarters at Anfind Vetti's; horses to be
had for returning to Farnaes ; Anfind and his son Thomas good guides).
A disagreeable path (guide unnecessary) leads hence, at first
up and then down hill, to (V2 hr-) ttte *Vettisfos, or Vettismor-
kafos, 850 ft. in height, a fall of the Morkedela, which joins the
Utla a little lower down. A height near the fall commands an ad-
mirable view of it, but a closer approach may be made by crossing a
small bridge to the other bank. — Those who have 3-4 hrs. more to
spare may ascend for l1/* hr. the path leading to the Vettismorka-
Sseter, in order to enjoy the fine view from the platform constructed
in 1894 above the fall.
"Circuit of the Horónger (with guide; a horse must be obtained at
Farmes or Gjelle, and provisions brought from Aardal). lst Day: From
Gaard Vetti, by the Vettismorka-Seeter and the Fleskedals-Scetre (p. 145),
to Skogadalsbeen (p. 146) in 7-8 hrs., or in 3ft hr. more to the highest
Guridals-Swter (p. 146). 2nd Day : Across the Keiseren Pass (p. 168) to the
Turtegre - Saetre (p. 149), and ascent of the Dyrhaugstind (p. 150). 3rd
Day: Via Fortun to Skjolden (p. 138), 472-5 hrs.