Approx 1-1,5 hours one way. From the centre of Odda you follow route 13, towards Røldal. After about 2 km, turn right towards the camp site and Buer. After you pass the camping, the road continues along the lake Sandvinsvatnet. Right after a narrow bridge, you turn left to Strand (Strond). The hike starts from Øvre Strand about 6 km from the centre of Odda.

You can also start walking from the camp site or the first bridge, because the road to Strand has almost no traffic. The path to Jordalstølen is very good, and parts of it is of steeps of stone. It passes through beautiful landscape, and for a while it follows the waterfall Strandsfoss. After about 30 minutes you will reach the field which leads to Nedstestøl.

This landscape has a rich flora with many beautiful mountain plants. The Jordalsstøl summerfarm has been in use for many generations. Today you find mostly sheepyards. In all the lakes there is a lot of trout, but they are very small.

From Jordalsstølen you can continue your hike towards Jordalsnuten over Tverreggi, and come down in Buer. The path is marked. This hike will take you approx 4 hours from Srand to Buer.


  • 5750 Odda

Where is Jordalstølen?