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Idyllic and real

It’s so beautiful that you think you must have imagined it, but Bondhusvatnet lake is real – although you may think that there is a filter on your lens. The turquoise glacier water, the mountains around, all the nature – it’s quite simply stunning.

Hike to Bondhusvatnet

The hike to Bondhusvatnet lake is one of the most popular in the area. To get here, you first need to make your way to beautiful Sundal village, which is about an hour from Rosendal, and about 20 minutes from Odda in Hardanger. If you are coming from Rosendal, you will go past the magnificent Furebergfossen waterfall on your way.


The starting point of the walk is the car park. Parking costs NOK 100 and the fee goes towards the upkeep of the site. The hike up to the lake is an experience in itself. Bondhuselva river is clearly visible from the hiking trail. Like Bondhusvatnet lake, the river water is a fascinating colour. It is a relatively easy hike, on a good surface.

Absorb the beauty!

Once you have reached Bondhusvatnet lake, you really ‘have’ to sit down, take a break and absorb the beauty – and take photos, of course! Whether it’s sunny or raining, the scenery is stunning.

Bondhus is also the starting point for other hikes, both short and long. Folgefonni Breførarlag offers guided glacier and fjord trips.

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