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Fånefjell – Bygland

Fånefjell – Bygland Photo: Reidar Tveito Fånefjell – Bygland Photo: Reidar Tveito Fånefjell – Bygland Photo: Reidar Tveito
Fånefjell – Bygland Photo: Reidar Tveito
Fånefjell – Bygland Photo: Reidar Tveito
Fånefjell – Bygland Photo: Reidar Tveito

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Easy
Duration
  • 2 hours
Landscape
  • Mountain
  • Forest

Contact information

Description

Fånefjell – Bygland

Starting point is the southern entrance of the Fånefjell tunnel on highway 9.

From the parking you may follow the old road upwards, through the valley Kattedalen. From the top of the road there is a path leading to a picnic area with a nice view. You may also continue on the road and descend on the northern side, but the old semi-tunnel around the mountain is closed due to the risk of rockslide, and walking through the main tunnel is dangerous for pedestrians. For these reasons you have to return the same way.

The mountain road is from around 1840, the semi-tunnel from 1923 and the main tunnel from 1963. Take your time and look around. The entire area is renowned for its rich flora.

Length: 3.5 km return trip

Ascent: 150 metres

Duration: 2–3 hours

Difficulty:

Easy; road up through the hillside, followed by a path to the picnic area / viewpoint.

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.

Categories

  • Hiking Hiking

Facilities

  • Nature and terrain

    • view
    • pine forest
    • birch
    • mountainous terrain
  • Grading

    • marked trails with colour grading
    • easy
  • Duration

    • 2 hours
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Fånefjell – Bygland

Fånefjell – Bygland Starting point is the southern entrance of the Fånefjell tunnel on highway 9. From the parking you may follow the old road upwar...

Fånefjell – Bygland

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