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Hike on Old Skjeggedalsvegen

Hike on Old Skjeggedalsvegen Photo: Jannicke Modell Røhmen Hike on Old Skjeggedalsvegen Photo: Bernd Spelten Hike on Old Skjeggedalsvegen Photo: Jannicke Modell Røhmen Hike on Old Skjeggedalsvegen Photo: www.amli.no
Hike on Old Skjeggedalsvegen Photo: Jannicke Modell Røhmen
Hike on Old Skjeggedalsvegen Photo: Bernd Spelten
Hike on Old Skjeggedalsvegen Photo: Jannicke Modell Røhmen
Hike on Old Skjeggedalsvegen Photo: www.amli.no

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Challenging
Duration
  • 6 hours
Landscape
  • Mountain
  • Forest
Season:
April - October

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Description

Old Skjeggedalsvegen is a demanding trail of 7 km one way. The hike is about 6 hours long return trip. A long time ago, this was the only way to get to Skjeggedal. The road used to be good enough to drive with a horse and wagon. This is a nice trip in varied terrain, suitable for experienced hikers with stamina.

Skjeggedalsvegen between Tovdal and Skjeggedal in Southern Norway has two starting points and you can choose where to
start; either from Tveit in Tovdal or from lower Skjeggedal. There is a guestbook and puncher in the post-box on a tree at the border/on the mountain between Skjeggedal and Tovdal.

From Tveit in Tovdal: Drive from Dølemo to Tovdal, pass the shop, take a left turn at the sign for Tveit. Drive on to the gravel track, past two farms. Parking: Drive through the farm until you see an information board and park here.

From lower Skjeggedal: Leave road no. 42 between Evje and Arendal towards Skjeggedal/Risdal. Follow the road to Skjeggedal, approximately 11 km from Risdal. There is an information board and parking on the left-hand side by a red garage. The trail starts on the other side of the road by a small red garage and is marked in red. The trail follows the old route between Tovdal and Skjeggedal.

Part of the peaks of Åmli project.

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  • Season

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

    • mountains
    • forest
  • Grading

    • challenging
  • Duration

    • 6 hours
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Hike on Old Skjeggedalsvegen

Old Skjeggedalsvegen is a demanding trail of 7 km one way. The hike is about 6 hours long return trip. A long time ago, this was the only way to get...

Hike on Old Skjeggedalsvegen

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