The highest point on the road. In full season it cat get pretty crowded. On the south side of the road you can ride on the lake, from where you can go through the beautiful hills further to south into Hardangervidda. On the north side of the road it's the place for more experienced riders - larger hills, also for the fans of kiteflying. And we can take you from here to the valley - we haven't had a no wind day here, even if Dyranut and Skiftessjoen don't have any wind.
a place to go in a weaker south wind
This lake was renamed by Vojta to Shishkebab and you will not hear any other name from him, it is said that it is well remembered:) Just like in Skulevika, the eastern wind works well here. It is also nice to the south, in this direction you can comfortably go on both sides of the road to Dyranut. If the weaker south wind blows, this spot is virtually certain - then it pays off to go to the south side of the road, where the wind nicely accelerates in the hills.
a starting point for polar explorers heading for the southern parts of the plain
If the east wind blows, this is one of the places you'll definitely go to. In this area, the road straightens out for a while and you can unpack your kite on the flat on both sides of the road. If the wind is weaker, it makes sense to go up the hill on the south side of the road and stay there until dark to watch the valley for the fallen kites:)
Long lake where the northwest wind works beautifully. But the lake is a few tens of meters below the road, so not an ideal place for those who do not want to walk back. More experienced riders can kite back up without a problem and pack up under the road. And down the hill is effortless in Norway too. On the other side of the road are beautiful hills and natural uramps, a more difficult terrain for experienced riders. Given the access, however, it is better to come here over the hill from Skulevika
The ideal starting point for excursions on almost all directions. Whether you're heading out to the valleys around Halne, the hills above Ørteren, or taking a long trip across the glacier to Finse, it won't be a problem from here.
the perfect start for newcomers
Smaller but often empty lake with stable wind. Ideal for learning, off the lake slightly advanced riders can practice riding in the hills. If you head south, after a few kilometers you will have a great view of a large part of Lake Halne.
A lake, separated from Orteren by road (watch out for the road bridge, there is a no-go zone - the water does not freeze there even in chilly frosts). Huge area, in recent years there has always been a mass start (more than 300 kiters) of the famous Ragnarok race. From here you can head south (for example to Tuva cabin - well who wouldn't want a beer in a can for NOK 80;), up to Dyranut or down to our cabin.
the legendary spot and the best that Norway has to offer
If the west wind is blowing, this place is insane. Huge lake with several parking lots, from where you walk just 30 meters and start a kite. On this lake, most of the newbies have learned to ride. In busy terms such as Easter, as well as some extended weekends, you can see dozens of kiters learning here, but do not worry, once you cross the first hill, you will be „alone“ on Harda again. Once you can ride the hills, definitely go over the lake, this hill is a really beautiful view. More experienced kites can start a kite on the south side of the road and head up the hill, down to Ustaoset to the base cabin or up to Dyranut - you'll get anywhere.
Lake below the hut
In case of bad weather (whiteout on the plateau), we have Lake Ustevatnet, a 15-minute walk from the hut. Somebody can start a kite right behind the railway track, so he only walks for about 5 minutes and the rest rides on the kite - but this is for the more experienced kiters. The west wind works well on the lake. The northwest wind is also fine, only the southern one is a bit gusty on the edge of the lake.
Table Mountain, a landmark with fantastic views
If there's no wind on the plateau, we try to walk above the cabin (10 minutes) and start the kites there. Under the table mountain, it blows almost always. Or maybe we can arrange a scooter to take us under the heel of the mountain, climb up the rest and ride on the table mountain (that's the beautiful rock you see from the cabin).
When a very weak north wind blows, it makes sense to try this lake over Haugastol, where the north wind accelerates. It is 15 minutes up the hill, but the view is worth it. You can also get off to Hallingskarvet.
Great ski resort - beautiful groomed slopes, where it simply doesn't get crowded. Shopping addicts will come here to buy a souvenir. North of Geilo, you can also make a great ride towards Table Mountain - a beautiful trip back to the cabin for more experienced kiters.
heading Dagali and beyond ...
When there are no conditions for kiting, everyone can have a great fun sledging in Dagali. Or we can go to Vasstulan (another kite spot at Dagali, it saved our kite day several times)