The long Meneseggi Ridge stretches all the way from the fjord to the alpine Melsnipa. The hike to Menesstølen gives you a taste of the ridge, and a tremendous view over the Fjærlandsfjord and the Sognefjord. It’s tough on the legs with 750 meters of elevation gain, but the reward is a beautiful lunch spot at an old summer farm.
- The cabins at Menesstølen are private. Feel free to have a rest outside and take photographs, but leave the doors closed and the area untouched.
- Stock up on food and snacks in Balestrand
Tips, hints and links
- Free parking
From Balestrand, drive along Norwegian Scenic Route Gaularfjellet towards Dragsvik (Road 55), and further towards Førde (Road 613). At the end of the Vetlefjord, turn towards Menes (Road 5606). Look for the Menesstølen signpost towards the end of the road and park nearby.