An unforgettable hike amidst one of Norway's most spectacular rock formations
The third largest glacier of Norway – Folgefonnabreen – forms the breathtaking scenery of this adventurous hiking trail surrounded by turquoise shimmering glacial lakes, rushing waterfalls and towering fjord valleys. An idyllic dramatic ambience invites enthusiastic photographers and nature lovers alike. Visitors from all over the world come to marvel at this spectacular rock formation every year.
A night in a tent on one of the many plateaus amidst desolate, impressive and rough nature for an unforgettable sunset and sunrise.
Updated: July 27, 2018
Safety informationOne should depart for the hike during early morning hours (no later than 10 o'clock). Since weather conditions can change quite rapidly in high-altitude mountains, it is highly advisable to check the local weather forecast again before the hike on the day. The hike is not recommended if wind, rain and fog are prevailing. Moreover, it is very important that you bring sufficient food and drinking water supplies given that there are no refreshment points on the trail. Drinking water is also available along the hike path from surrounding streams.
Getting thereIt is recommended to travel by car. From Odda you follow the route north via RV13 until Tyssedal and from there follow the signage through to Skjeggedal. After approximately 7 km you reach your destination parking area at Vetlavatnet lake.
ParkingOn-site parking available (parking fees apply) directly in front of Vetlavatnet lake, the starting point for the hike.
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EquipmentSturdy hiking boots, waterproof and warm clothing, sunscreen, possibly hiking sticks, compass and torch
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.