Innervisten is one of the gateways to the Lomsdal-Visten National Park where the pristine forests are closest at hand, and where you will soon have the wilderness to yourself.
The express boat MS Visten used to sail between Tjøtta and Forvik. It has been replaced with MS Snøtind. In the background is Bønå farm and the lower part of the valley of Bønådalen. Photo Marius Nergård Pettersen.
View over Nedre Bønåvatnet. Photo Marius Nergård Pettersen.
Visitors to the head of the Vistenfjord are delighted to discover a scenic jewel.
Laksmarkdalen – Børjedalen
Every valley in the national park has its distinctive character. With a fjord arm at one end and a tidal flow at the other, Laksmarkdalen and Børjedalen – which is really a single valley – is especially striking.
Langvatnet lake at night. Photo Marius Nergård Pettersen.
Hiking up the valley of Lesådalen from Tosbotn. This is a great gateway to the national park, even though your leg muscles may really feel the climb. Photo Marius Nergård Pettersen.
Tosbotn is an easily accessible gateway south of Lomsdal-Visten National Park.
The hike to this idyllic lake is manageable for most outdoor enthusiasts.
From the top of the valley, between Bjønnstokkvatna and Breivatna lakes. This is a great route further into the national park. Photo Marius Nergård Pettersen.
An invigorating morning bath in Midtre (middle) Breivatnet! The water may be cold, but no complaints about the view. In the middle of the photo is Lauvvasstinden. Photo Marius Nergård Pettersen.
Breivatnan are amongst the largest lakes in the national park – and the fish of an angler’s dreams might well be lurking in its depths.
Come to Strompdalen if you want to see a real fairytale forest!
A knoll between Strompdal and Sæterdalen has just received one of its many frequent rain showers. Photo Marius Nergård Pettersen.
View of Lomsdalen from the east. Photo Marius Nergård Pettersen.
Lomsdalen is one of the most beautiful places in the national park, with an open landscape.
Although the landscape is very rocky, the valley of Henriksdalen has its charm.
Henriksdalen valley. Dyråsfjellet, 917 m, is in the middle of the photo. Photo Marius Nergård Pettersen.
A rough boulder field uppermost in Søre Austerdalen. It’s quite a challenge to hike through such terrain, especially with a heavy backpack. Photo Marius Nergård Pettersen.
The route through the valley of Søre Austerdalen, situated between Børjedalen and Henriksdalen, is at times rather twisted.
Lappskardet pass links the Lomsdalen and the Breivatnan lakes area with the valley of Titingsdalen.
The first snow has settled on Lappskardet pass. In the foreground is Lappskardvatna lakes, while Middagsfjellet, Lauvasstinden and Breidvasstinden define the horizon. Photo Marius Nergård Pettersen.
The valley floor is lush with varied vegetation. Photo Marius Nergård Pettersen.
Tettingsdalen, also called Titingsdalen, is a long sheltered valley with a friendly terrain. This valley with the undemanding landscape lies just beyond the edge of Lomsdal-Visten National Park.
The village of Trofors, in Grane municipality, is a great base for excursions east into the Lomsdal-Visten National Park.
Crossing Stavasselva and on the way to Stavassdalen. In the background is Kvitfjellet. Photo Marius Nergård Pettersen.
Kvitfjellet guards the west of the valley. A summit hike there is lengthy but quite manageable. Photo Marius Nergård Pettersen.
Forest and marshland surrounded by high mountains – Stavassdalen is popular with a varied crowd: families, couples taking their Sunday walk, as well as wilderness enthusiasts.
Walking amongst giant trees feels indescribable.
Afraid of the dark? At dusk, gnarled pines might seem to come alive, but they have no ill intent. Photo Marius Nergård Pettersen.
An August evening by Lavatnet lake. Photo Marius Nergård Pettersen.
There is no reason to spend your days inside. The valley of Sørvassdalen is certainly worth a visit.