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Holtaheia - hike

Holtaheia - hike Photo: Stavanger Turistforening Holtaheia - hike Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke Holtaheia - hike Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke
Holtaheia - hike Photo: Stavanger Turistforening
Holtaheia - hike Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke
Holtaheia - hike Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Easy
Duration
  • 2 hours
Landscape
  • Mountain
  • Forest
Season:
April - October

Contact information

Description

Enjoy high-mountain ambience down by the coast. The moorland and mountain area north and east of Holta, near Strand in Ryfylke, is a well-preserved coastal landscape. There are several walks available from the car-park: trails to Lauvåsen, Svoa, Jarven and further towards Hjelmeland. All the hikes offer varied scenery, and for such a low-lying region the area feels surprisingly like the high plateau of Norway. 

For most people, the summits of Moldhesten and Ormakammen and theplane crash monument are natural objectives for a day’s walk. We particularly recommend the walk to Moldhesten and Ormakammen (556 m) via Krogavatnet lake and Vassbotn (see attached GPX file). A waymarked trail takes you through open moorland in which you can find various kinds of heather, bear berries, alpine bear berries, blueberries and northern bilberry side by side. The two tops command a panoramic view of the Ryfylke basin and the high summits of inland Ryfylke. 

The trip up to the summit where the plane crash monument stands is not waymarked, but the path is good and clear. 

Access: drive Rv13 (the Ryfylke Road) along Bjørheimsvatnet lake to the sign for Holta. Up the hill until you see a new signpost for Holtaheia, then continue on a gravel road to the barrier. 

Waymarked trail to Moldhesten/Ormakammen ca. 2–3 hours. Unmarked trail to the monument, but good path. 1 hour round trip.

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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Facilities

  • General facilities

    • parking
  • Season

    • april
    • may
    • august
    • july
    • june
    • september
    • october
  • Nature and terrain

    • gravel
    • total ascent
    • mountains
    • forest
    • bog
  • Grading

    • easy
    • marked trails with colour grading
  • Duration

    • 2 hours
  • Distance

    • length in km (6,0)
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Holtaheia - hike - Photo: Stavanger Turistforening

Holtaheia - hike

Enjoy high-mountain ambience down by the coast. The moorland and mountain area north and east of Holta, near Strand in Ryfylke, is a well-preserved...

Holtaheia - hike

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