South Mines Trail
The South Mines Trail is our newest cultural trail. This area, located south of the car park at the Cobalt Mines, had been overgrown for many years. After the landscape was cleared, long-forgotten cultural and industrial relics came to light - and lost scenic viewpoints became newly accessible.
Characteristic of the landscape here are the rubble heaps of residual stones that were taken out of the cobalt mines after cobalt ore was sorted. These rock mounds have shaped the landscape as well as the route followed on this walking tour.
During the round-trip journey, you pass the remains of old settlements, a mine tunnel and deep opencast mines, using an old ore road network that connected Malmveien with the cart roads over to Simostranda.
The route is partly on gravel road and partly on a path in rough terrain. It can be extended with a detour, approx. 1 km one way, to the observation point on Hoggvarden hill. Don’t miss this almost 360-degree view!