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Hike in Handelandsdalen

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Hike in Handelandsdalen Photo: Anne Kari Enes
Hike in Handelandsdalen Photo: Anne Kari Enes
Hike in Handelandsdalen Photo: Anne Kari Enes
Hike in Handelandsdalen Photo: Anne Kari Enes

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Easy
Duration
  • 1 hour
Landscape
  • Forest
Season:
All year

Contact information

Description

Location
Valen (Handeland)

Map
Folgefonna National Park

Start and stopping point
Handeland Gard.

Parking
Drive to Handeland Gard (Mansion) south of Valen, and through the farmyard to the parking lot at the edge of the forest behind the farm.

Marking
Good gravel road with no markings.
Information Board by the parking lot.

Grading
Green
An exclusively nice hike, suited for baby carriages and motorized wheelchairs.

Difference in altitude
80 - 110m AMSL

Estimated Time
1 hour round trip.

Recommended advice
A hike suited for conversation and meditation.

Overview
This is a spectacular hike through Handelandsdalen Valley along the calm river to Feto with an open barbeque house. This hike is suited for the youngest and oldest among us.

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

  • Tour suggestions Tour suggestions
  • Hiking Hiking
  • Family activities Family activities

Facilities

  • General facilities

    • suitable for children
  • Season

    • april
    • december
    • february
    • january
    • may
    • march
    • august
    • july
    • june
    • september
    • november
    • october
    • christmas
  • Disabled persons

    • accessible to wheelchair users
  • Nature and terrain

    • gravel
    • total ascent
    • river
    • forest
  • Grading

    • easy
    • marked trails with colour grading
  • Duration

    • 1 hour
  • Distance

    • length in km
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Hike in Handelandsdalen

Location Valen (Handeland) Map Folgefonna National Park Start and stopping point Handeland Gard. Parking Drive to Handeland Gard (Mansion) south...

Hike in Handelandsdalen

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