Jotunheim. EIDSBUGAREN. 22. Route. 157
which crosses some patches of snow and passes to the right of a
small lake. The best point of view is the N. peak, to the left; the
S. peaks, though higher (5145 ft. and 5265 ft.), lie too far back.
View (see p. 156). To the S. we survey part of Lake Tyin (not Tvinde¬
hougen) and the whole of the Fillefjeld, with the Stugun0se near Nystuen
and the majestic Suletind (5810 ft.). Of more absorbing interest are the
mountains to the W. and N., where the Breikvamseggen, the Gjeldedalstinder
(7090 ft.) and Koldedalstinder (see below; Falketind, St0lsnaastind), with
their vast mantles of snow, and- farther distant the Horùnger (beginning
with the Skagast0lstind on the left, and ending with the Styggedalstind
to the right ; p. 150), rise in succession. Next to these are the Fleskedals-
tinder, the Langeskavl, the Uranaastind (see below), the Melkedalstinder,
the Sjugultind, and other peaks. To the N. rise the mountains on the
N.W. side of Lake Gjende, and stili more prominent are the Sletmarkh0,
Galdebergstind, and Thorfmstinder on Lake Bygdin. Of that lake itself
the W. end only is visible.
Eidsbugaren is plainly seen during the whole descent, which
takes about 1 hr. Towards the foot we have to cross several arms
of a copious stream descending from the lakes on the 'Eid' between
Lake Tyin and Lake Bygdin. [In ascending from Eidsbugaren we
steer direct towards the N. peak, avoiding the soft snow-patches
as much as possible.J
The 'hotel' of Eidsbugaren (kept by Ole Rejshjem , p. 151),
at the W. end of Lake Bygdin (p. 159), contains a number of beds,
but is now hardly adequate to the increasing stream of tourists.
The fare and accommodation are tolerable (R. 1 kr., D. 1 kr. 30 e.).
It is the starting-point for several magnificent excursions, which,
however, can be equally well made from Tvindehougen or Tyins¬
The Koldedalstind or Falketind (6700 ft.), to the N.W. of Lake Tyin,
ascended in 1820 by Prof. Keilhau and Ghr. Boeck, and the first of the Jo¬
tunheim mountains ever climbed, is ascended in 8-10 hrs. (guide 4 kr.).
We ascend the valley of the Koldedela (p. 145) to the foot of the Falke¬
tind, and climb to the top, most of the way over glaciers. — The dangerous
descent to the Koldedal should be avoided ; better return by the same
'Excursion to the Store Melkedalsvand, see p. 166. — Through the
Koldedal to the Fleskedals-Swtre and Vetti, see p. 145. From Tvindehougen
we row obliquely across the lake (1, 2, or 3 pers., with 1 rower, 80 0., 1 kr.,
or 1 kr. 20 0.).
The Ascent of the Langeskavl, there and back, takes half-a-day
(guide necessary, 2 kr.). We ascend the course of the Melkedela (p. 166),
and at the top of the hill, instead of turning to the right into the Melke-
dal, enter a side-valley to the left, where we keep as far as possible to
the right. The bare summit of the Langeskavl (6115 ft.) towers above
masses of snow. The view embraces the mountains seen to the W. of
the Skinegg, to which we are now nearer, and also the whole of Lake
Bygdin as far as the Bitihorn.
The Ascent of the Uranaastind from Eidsbugaren takes 6-7 hrs.,
or a whole day there and back (guide necessary, 4 kr.). We follow the
route to the Langeskavl, which after a time we leave to the W. in order
to ascend the extensive Uranaasbrce. We cross that glacier to the Brm-
skar, whence we look down into the Skogadal to the W. (p. 167). Lastly
an ascent on the N. side of about 800 ft. more to the summit of the 'Ura¬
naastind (7045 ft.), the highest E. point of the Uranaase, which is always
free from snow. The extensive view yies with that from the Galdh0pig
(p. 152). Towards the W. the Uranaastind descends precipitously into the