See Hardangervidda from Falkeriset
From Falkeriset at Rauland you can experience the impressive mountain plateau. It has a splendid view of Norway's largest national park, Hardangervidda.
Stone steps to a panoramic view
A 30-minute hike on a beautiful, stone-paved footpath takes you to this impressive panoramic view.
Falkeriset is on a gentle incline south-west of the Møsvatn lake. The top is 1096 metres above sea level and is known as Falkenuten or Falkenobba. The name comes from the Dutch falcon hunters who caught falcons here during the 17th Century. A new stone-paved path leads to the top. It is a 30-minute easy hike from the parking area. When you arrive at the top you will be greeted by an impressive view.
How to get to Falkeriset
From the centre of Rauland: follow the rv 362 in the direction of Haukeli. After 4 km, take the right-hand exit towards Kromviki. Follow the gravel track Kromvikvegen for 11 km to a large, new parking area on the left-hand side where the trail begins. The starting point is marked by an information board and stone steps. Free parking.
What you will see from Falkeriset
In the north and west, Hardangervidda with its high mountain plateau, small summits and valleys. In the north-west, the landscape flattens and gradually inclines toward the plateau. In front of you in the same direction you will see large parts of the Møsvatn lake and the mountain village Møsstrond.
In a more easterly direction, the Gaustatoppen stands tall (1883 metres) with its distinct profile. You will also be able to distinguish the most significant summits located to the south-east of the Gaustatoppen, such as Vindeggen, Bratte Mountain and Bosnuten.
if you turn your gaze to the south, you will see the Mæle and Skorve Mountains in Seljord in the distance. Raulandsheiene are in front of you with marshes and lakes. You can also see Rauland's largest lake, Totak. Between Totak and Bitdal towers the Rauland Mountain with its highest peak, Husnuten, reaching 1609 metres above sea level. Falkeriset has a panoramic 360 degree view that, combined with its easy access, makes it one of the most visited sites in the area.