Location

Valen.

Map

Folgefonna National Park

Start and stopping point

Søsterheimen, Valen hospital

Parking

Drive into the hospital area from the highway and follow the signs for 300 meters to the Søsterheimen.

Marking

T markings and signs. Information Board by the starting point.

Grading

Blue. Moderate hike, two boots according to the DNT system.

Difference in altitude

80 - 559m AMSL

Estimated time

3 hours round trip

Recommended advice

The hike to Nordfjell can be expanded to Vardhaugselet, Vardhaugen and Mjelkhaug. Bring plenty to drink, it can be difficult to find water in dry periods.

Overview

Follow the forest road up the hillside from Søsterheimen for approx. 200 meter to the intersection. After approx. 1 km, the forest road to the left will become the path that goes to Nordefjell, via Kokkelberg. You can return the same way or take the path via Olderbotn, accessible by first following the path for approx. 500 meters from Nordefjell towards Varhaugselet.

Contact

Address:
  • 5451 Valen
Phone:
+47 53 48 42 80
Email:
turistinfo@kvinnherad.kommune.no
Website:
www.visitsunnhordland.no

Facilities

Total ascent:
  • 469m
Level of difficulty:
  • Medium (blue)
Distance:
  • 4.9km
Duration:
  • Short (0.5-3h)
Season:
  • Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
Surface:
  • Path
Terrain:
  • Forest area
  • Mountain area

Where is Nordfjell from Valen?

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