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Viglesdalen - hike

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Viglesdalen - hike Photo: Hessel Haker
Viglesdalen - hike Photo: Hanne Sundbø
Viglesdalen - hike Photo: Hanne Sundbø
Viglesdalen - hike Photo: Hanne Sundbø
Viglesdalen - hike Photo: Hanne Sundbø
Viglesdalen - hike Photo: Hessel Haker
Viglesdalen - hike Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke
Viglesdalen - hike Photo: STF
Viglesdalen - hike Photo: HH
Viglesdalen - hike Photo: Hanne Sundbø
Viglesdalen - hike Photo: Hessel Haker
Viglesdalen - hike Photo: Hessel Haker
Viglesdalen - hike Photo: Hessel Haker
Viglesdalen - hike Photo: Hessel Haker
Viglesdalen - hike Photo: Hessel Haker
Viglesdalen - hike Photo: Hessel Haker
Viglesdalen - hike Photo: Hessel Haker

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Medium
Duration
  • 3 hours
Landscape
  • Forest
Season:
April - October

Contact information

Description

A scenic hike where you will pass the waterfalls of Sendingfossen and Hiafossen/Granefossen before you move on past the Viglesdalsvatnet lake with the big-walls towering high over your head. 

Very well-made path up the Viglesdalen valley to the Viglesdalen cabin operated by the Stavanger Trekking Association. The path is an old construction road built by migrant Swedish workers in 1907–1912 - you'll pass a number of information signs with historic facts about the valley. The Viglesdalen cabin itself is beautifully situated on a grazy floodplain. The cabin is accessible for day-visitors at a fee or you can spend the night there - for prices and more information, see the STF website.

It is possible to do this walk as a daytrip back and forth to the parking lot, but length and time noted here are for a single way to the cabin - presuming you spend the night there, that is. 

Please keep your dog on the leash - sheep grazing.

Trail marking

This hike is signposted and the level of difficulty indicated by colour-coded icons. Green is easiest, blue is moderate, red is demanding, and black is very demanding.

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  • Tour suggestions Tour suggestions
  • Hiking Hiking

Facilities

  • General facilities

    • toilet
    • parking
    • family friendly
  • Activities

    • nature trails
  • Nature and terrain

    • forest area
    • nature reserve
    • total ascent (442)
    • mixed forest
    • national park
    • forest
    • borders on a national park
  • Grading

    • medium
    • marked trails with colour grading
  • Season

    • august
    • may
    • june
    • september
    • july
    • october
    • april
  • Other accommodation

    • tourist cabin
  • Distance

    • length in km (6,8)
  • Duration

    • 3 hours (ein veg / one way!)
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Viglesdalen - hike - Photo: Hessel Haker

Viglesdalen - hike

A scenic hike where you will pass the waterfalls of Sendingfossen and Hiafossen/Granefossen before you move on past the Viglesdalsvatnet lake with the...

Viglesdalen - hike

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