Hurtigruten - "Die schönste Seereise der Welt"
This hike is offering a view against the Fortun valley and the mountains on the opposite side You can also see the disused mountain farms Fuglesteg and Furåsen from here.
Parking: Park at Vassbakken Kro and Camping, 3 km from Skjolden on highway 55 to Lom.
How to get there: Take the tractor-road from the car park. Cross the bridge across the Fortun river. Go straight on through the gate. Stay on the tractor-road till you reach the farm.
The road leads you through luxuriant deciduous wood and small fields of wild growing pine trees. As the road takes you higher up the mountainside, you get a better view of the valley and the mountains on the south side. You see the abandoned mountain farms of Fuglesteg and Furåsen and the summer mountain farm of Lingane.
Gjerseggi is an old farm and can be found in public records as far back as the 14th century. After the black plague, the farm was abandoned for a long time until the start of the 17th century. The farm rented spring- and summer farms from the Drægni farm in Fortun. Their spring farm was Ruskesete, and summer farm was Råsane. In recent years Gjerseggi had their spring farm lower than the main farm, only 200 meters a.s.l.
The farm is situated directly below the mountain Bolstadnosi (Gjerseggnosi), and in the autumn of 1968 there was a huge rockslide to the west of the farmhouses. The rockslide blocked the access to part of their home fields, and threatened the buildings. The authorities advised the family to leave the farm, and they moved out the same year.