The hike to the abandoned Segestad Mountain Farm is short but steep. It takes you around one hour and the trail is 3.2 kilometer long. Map to use: Jostedalsbreen 1:50000.

Segestad at Glomnes is close to the beautiful village Hjelle by Lake Oppstrynsvatnet in Stryn. The old name of the Mountain Farm was Sigvaldstadir, the place of Sigvald the farmer.

Visit Nordfjord

Visit Nordfjord is the official destination company for the Nordfjord area.

From Hjelle in Oppstryn. Beautiful view to Lake Oppstrynsvatnet with the snow-covered mountains in the background.
From Hjelle in Oppstryn. Beautiful view to Lake Oppstrynsvatnet with the snow-covered mountains in the background.

About season and other important information

GRADING – Medium. ALTITUDE DIFFERENCE – This hike starts at approximately 32 masl (Parking lot between Hjelle and Glomnes). Highest point at approximately 314 masl (Segestad).

SEASON – Mid June to mid September, these are approximate dates that depends on the weather, temperature and the amount of snow in the mountains.

SAFETY IN THE MOUNTAINS – You should follow the Norwegian Mountain Code when hiking in Norway. It can change from summer and sunny weather to winter and frost in minutes! Always check the Weather Forecast before you go hiking. For safety reasons it is recommended to avoid hiking in Thunderstorms, in fog, in bad weather and when it is snow and ice on the trail and in the mountain! Always bring good clothes and hiking shoes. And have enough food and water in your rucksack.

Segestad Mountain Farm in Oppstryn

View from Segestad Mountain Farm towards Hjelle and Lake Oppstrynsvatnet.
View from Segestad Mountain Farm towards Hjelle and Lake Oppstrynsvatnet.

Segestad in Nordfjord was one of the most prosperous farms in Oppstryn due to the good conditions for farming in Glomsdalen.

During the Black Death around the year 1350 AD, all the farms in the area around Hjelle were abandoned, but only Segestad continued farming after the Black Death was over. 

Rasmus Skår became a farmer in Segestad in year 1782 AD. The farm had four barns outside the main farm. In the autumn they put hay and leaves in these barns.

The last farmer on Segestad was Jon Sigdestad. He died at home in 1961, only 69 years old.

The hike up to Segestad

On the trail towards Segestad there are many great viewpoints.
On the trail towards Segestad there are many great viewpoints.

The hike up to Segestad takes you around one hour and is 3.2 kilometer long.

You start the hike from the parking lot (at 32 masl) between Hjelle and Glomnes (parking fee).

You need to walk around 500 meters along the road to the bridge at Glomnes, the trail starts on the left side of the Glomsdøla River.

The view is great from Segestad towards Lake Oppstrynsvatnet.
The view is great from Segestad towards Lake Oppstrynsvatnet.

There are several great viewpoints along steep but well marked trail. From the mountain farm at Segestad (at 314 masl) you have a great view down to Lake Oppstrynsvatnet and to the surrounding snowcapped mountains.

During the hike you can do a short detour to the viewpoint below the spectacular Glomnesfossen Waterfall (be careful, the viewpoint is slippery and you might be wet).

The hike back down from Segestad is on the same scenic trail as you came.

Hjelle and Lake Oppstrynsvatnet

Kayaking on the lake outside Hjele.
Kayaking on the lake outside Hjelle.

Hjelle is a beautiful and quiet village down by Lake Oppstrynsvatnet. Here you have the beautiful historic Hjelle Hotel which is a great starting point for excursions around the Oppstryn, Stryn, Loen and Olden area.

Gamlebutikken (The Old Shop) at Hjelle is situated down by the lake. The old shop is from 1882 and has been run by the same Hjelle family since the start.

They offer small dishes (sandwiches, soup and cake) as well as selling local handicrafts, arts and English porcelain.

Hjelle is located right down by Lake Oppstrynsvatnet and is a perfect place for activities on the water. Rowing, kayaking and SUP are great ways to experience the area.

Stryn Summer Ski Resort

Stryn Summer Ski in Nordfjord.
Stryn Summer Ski Resort at Strynefjell.

Hjelle is a great starting point if you want to have fun in the mountains, but also on snow and water.

Hjelle is only a short drive from Stryn Summer Ski Resort which is located by Gamle Strynefjellsvegen. Normally there are good skiing conditions, especially in early summer.

The summer ski season usually begins at the end of May, depending on the amount of snow on the winter-closed road.

After the skiing, you can take a refreshing dip in the lake at Hjelle, or take a nice kayak trip, before enjoying the “After Ski” on the terrace at Hjelle Hotel.

FJORDS NORWAY - Hjelle at Oppstryn in Nordfjord
Stand Up Paddling on Lake Oppstynsvatnet outside Hjelle

Nordfjord – What to See and Do

Wallpaper from Loen Skylift in Nordfjord, Norway.

The mountains, glaciers, fjords and the coastline in the Nordfjord area have some of the finest scenery Norway has to offer.

Stryn Summer Ski, Hjelle and Segestad in Oppstryn, Loen Skylift and Via Ferrata, Briksdalsbreen Glacier in Olden, Lodalen Valley with Lake Lovatnet and Oldedalen Valley are all must-visit places when you are in the inner part of Nordfjord.

The Lodalen valley is like a postcard, there is beautiful and wild nature everywhere you turn. Kjenndalsstova is a great starting point for adventures on lake Lovatnet. There you can rent rowing boats and a canoes, and join guided fishing trips. They also offer boat trips with the tourist boat MS Kjenndal which runs between Kjenndalsstova and Sande by lake Lovatnet.

Rakssetra is located up on the hillside at Oppheim between Loen and Stryn. The view from Rakssetra down to Nordfjord, Oldebukta and Olden is fantastic.

Vågsøy with Kråkenes Lighthouse and Kannesteinen, West Cape and Bremangerlandet with Grotlesanden Beach are some of the most beautiful coastal landscapes in Norway. The stunning beach in Hoddevik at Stad on the west coast of Nordfjord is a popular goal for surfers all year round. Hoddevik is considered one of Norway’s best surfing areas.

Hjelle Hotel in Oppstryn, Hotel Alexandra in Loen and Knutholmen in Kalvåg are all great places to stay. Nordfjord is located in the northern part of the county of Vestland, in the centre of Western Norway.


Visit Nordfjord
Hjelle Historic Hotel at Hjelle

Hotel and Accommodation at Hjelle

You can stay at the beautiful and historic Hjelle Hotel at the center of Hjelle. There are also Holiday Cabins at Glomnes at the start of the hike to Segestad.

Hotels and Accommodation in Stryn, Loen and Olden

Accommodation in Stryn and Oppstryn

Hjelle Hotell at Hjelle in Oppstryn
Cabins at Glomnes at Hjelle in Oppstryn
Stryn Hotel in Stryn
Visnes Historic Hotel in Stryn
Stryn Camping in Stryn
Strynsvatn Camping in Oppstryn
Lidasanden by Lake Oppstrynsvatnet

Accommodation in Loen

Hotel Alexandra in Loen
Hotel Loenfjord in Loen
Sande Camping by Lake Lovatnet
Loenvatn Feriesenter by Lake Lovatnet
Sandeåsen Feriehytter by Lake Lovatnet
Kjenndalstova at the inner part of Lake Lovatnet

Accommodation in Olden

Oldevatn Camping
Aabrekk Gard in Oldedalen
Melkevoll Bretun Camping
Yrineset by Lake Oldevatnet
Briksdalsbre Mountain Lodge
Olden Camping Gryti
Olden Fjordhotel in Olden

Loen and Olden – Useful Links

Gondola in Loen – Loen Skylift
Adventure Company in Loen – Loen Active
Briksdal Adventure Adventure in Olden – Briksdal Adventure



Here you will find an overview of recommended HOTELS in addition to SPA & BATH HOTELS and OTHER ACCOMMODATION PLACES in Western Norway. The combination of beautiful nature, activities that you can do in all four seasons and a stay at a great accommodation is unique. A stay in one of these places will do you good, both for body and mind.

There are ten restaurants that have awarded Michelin stars and Michelin awards in Western Norway. Eight of the Michelin restaurants are in Stavanger and two in Bergen. Here you will find FJORDS MICHELIN, where you will also find a list of recommended hotels in Western Norway, recommended by Michelin.

USEFUL LINKS is a list of websites with great information on Norway and the Fjords. FAQ is an overview of articles that answer the most common questions you have when planning to visit the fjords in Western Norway.

 Hike to Segestad at Hjelle in Oppstryn – Map Overview