As much as I love reaching mountain tops for a magnificent 360 degrees views – hiking along mountain edges or ridges simply makes the magnificent views and experience last soooo much longer! And this hike is one of them – I’ll give you beautiful Yttersandheia and Litlberget– Ryten’s lil’bro!
Along the road to trail start you will see nice old buildings and houses, some still in use, some used as an unmistakable “road mark” only 😀
So once again me and puppy take the bus to Fredvang crossroad, walk over the two bridges and all the way to the parking area at the end of the roadway in Yttersand- adding 9,2 km extra (roundtrip) to the hike itself.
I noticed that the parking area to Ryten was pretty packed with cars and hikers, so I was happy to just pass by this time and continue to a – hopefully – less crowded hike this day.
The hike up is pretty easy, but oh so sweaty without any sign of wind in that (yes, we enjoyed another glorious day in the sun), until we reached up to the heathland where we could feel the nice wind making our life so much easier. An absolutely perfect and mild summer hike breeze.
Yes, there ARE a bunch of people down at that beach, but just not visible on the photos
I did not meet so many hikers here – but some of course. One guy I met told me he got some extra adrenaline pumping when he did a steep shortcut, he suddenly got a pair of claws he said, another hiking women I met told me she wanted to get away from a very crowded Ryten that day by taking a shortcut towards Yttersandheia – it almost ended very bad, so be smart and stick to the paths/trails here too!
Even if this is a easy and mostly a not so steep hike, there are always room for unexpected surprises in this kind of nature. What looks easy in a distance may be anything but easy!
My puppy had a moment alone when we reached Litlberget – maybe she saw something at Mulstøtinden down there to the left. That adorable little beauty surrounded by such great beauty. Here we rested for a while, took in the environment and had our late lunch.
I will let the pictures speak for them selves when it comes to the magnificent views hiking along the edges. It was an absolutely lovely day, and when reaching Litleberget we had plenty of time to just sit there and enjoy the views, the peacefulness and some food – precious moments that energize one’s mind... and also the dog’s I believe.
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