Season: May - November
Distance: 7.1 km, 4 hours round trip
The hike starts at Risvoll school in Saudasjøen. The path passes the idyllic Fosstveit dam (NB! new path) and then follows the road about 100m before you turn left onto a newly prepared path.
When you have hiked for 1.5 km, you can take a detour to the Eventyrskogen. Here, you will find many well-known characters from the world of fairy tales, a fantastic shelter, and excellent barbecue facilities. Nearby, you will also find Trollplassen with a "Three Billy Goats Gruff" bridge, a shelter, and a pond where you can go for a swim.
After the detour, you continue uphill towards Brekkestølsbråtet, 300 masl.
From the cabins on Brekkestølsbråtet, it carries into the valley a slightly flatter section of gravel road, before the climb really picks up as you approach Hovlandsstølen, 450 masl. From here, and up to the summit at 930 masl, you ascend 787 stone steps constructed by Nepalese Sherpas.
At the summit, you can enjoy the view from the panoramic cabin. Here, you can also spend the night in a hammock.
You can also start the hike from Nordstøldalen.