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Hike to Englafjell from Eik, Uskedalen

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Hike to Englafjell from Eik, Uskedalen Photo: Silje Myklebust
Hike to Englafjell from Eik, Uskedalen Photo: Silje Myklebust
Hike to Englafjell from Eik, Uskedalen Photo: Silje Myklebust
Hike to Englafjell from Eik, Uskedalen Photo: Silje Myklebust
Hike to Englafjell from Eik, Uskedalen Photo: Silje Myklebust
Hike to Englafjell from Eik, Uskedalen Photo: Silje Myklebust
Hike to Englafjell from Eik, Uskedalen Photo: Anne Kari Enes
Hike to Englafjell from Eik, Uskedalen Photo: Anne Kari Enes
Hike to Englafjell from Eik, Uskedalen Photo: Anne Kari Enes

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Expert
Duration
  • 7 hours
Landscape
  • Mountain

Contact information

Description

Location
Uskedalen.

Map
Folgefonna National Park

Start and stopping point
Eik in Uskedalen

Parking
By the old school in the town center. Large parking lot with an information board for Uskedalen. Follow highway 48 by the bridge that crosses the Eikelva river, towards Husnes. Follow Eikevegen road up through some sharp turns, and turn left by the sign.

Marking
T markings, signs and cairns.

Grading
Black
Challenging hike, four boots according to the DNT system.

Difference in altitude
5 - 1200m AMSL

Estimated Time
7 hours round trip

Recommended advice
The last part with markings to Englafjell is a steep scree with some loose rocks. Be cautious, both for your own and your partners’ sake. See also route description for the alternative route “Englafjell from Fet” which opens for a nice round trip.

Overview
Follow the markings through Eikedalen to Flåtene.
Go further up towards Eikedalsskardet to Jordsvatn Lake at 777m AMSL. Here the path divides and you can go to Manen at 1014m AMSL. The last part of the markings to Englafjell is in a steep scree with some loose rocks. Few places have such a wide view as Englafjell.

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

Facilities

  • Nature and terrain

    • mountains
  • Grading

    • expert
    • marked trails with colour grading
  • Duration

    • 7 hours
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Hike to Englafjell from Eik, Uskedalen

Location Uskedalen. Map Folgefonna National Park Start and stopping point Eik in Uskedalen Parking By the old school in the town center. Large par...

Hike to Englafjell from Eik, Uskedalen

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