Location
Varaldsøy.

Map
Norway 1:50 000 sheet 1215 11, Varaldsøy.
Folgefonna National Park
Folgefonna – Hardanger fjord

Start and Stopping Point
Rest area by Svartavatnet

Parking
From the ferry dock in Varaldsøy, follow the main road for approx. 1 km. Turn right at the intersection immediately after the chapel (large white building on the right hand side). After approx. 500 meter, turn right at the Øyerhamn sign and drive for 6 km. to the rest area by the Svartavatnet. Park along the road by the rest area.

Signs and Markings
Information Board at the starting point.
T markings and signs.

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

Difference in altitude
290 - 535m AMSL (Above Mean Sea Level).

Estimated Time
2 hours round trip

Recommended advice
The forest path can be marshy, please use appropriate shoes.

Overview
From the rest area, on a path going west along a small river. The first part of the hike is on a marsh with bushy terrain and a rugged incline. The last part has some incline on bare rock. This is an excellent family trip, with a nice view over Sunnhordland, and along the fjord you can see all the way to Ålvik.

Contact

Address:
  • 5636 Varaldsøy
Phone:
53 48 42 80
Email:
turistinfo@kvinnherad.kommune.no
Website:
www.visitsunnhordland.no

Facilities

Total ascent:
  • 252m
Level of difficulty:
  • Medium (blue)
Distance:
  • 3.4km
Duration:
  • Short (0.5-3h)
Season:
  • Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
Surface:
  • Path
Terrain:
  • Forest area
  • River

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