The old forest in the vast valley and the surrounding mountains make up the Vålådalen Nature Reserve, which the entire route runs through.
The walk goes through sparse forest and is excellent in both directions. Day stages are between 12 and 16 kilometres long. The trail goes through coniferous and mountain birch forests with small lakes, streams, marshland and flowering meadows. This is a walk that occasionally goes up to the treeline between barren mountain landscape and sparse mountain birch forest.
As this is a reindeer herding area, please treat it with respect and consideration.