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Hike to Blånuten

Hike to Blånuten Photo: Kåre Eik
Hike to Blånuten Photo: Kåre Eik

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Medium
  • 2 hours
  • Forest
March - November

Contact information



Topographic map, Norway 1: 50 000 sheet 1215 II.
Strand-Ulv’s orienteering map of Hatlestrand.

Start and stopping point
Lumber storage yard by Tveitane.

Drive 200 meters from Gjermundshamn ferry dock to the intersection. Drive 3.6 km towards Ølve/Tysnes to the first road going right by Tveitane. There is a hiking sign at the side of the road. Drive 100 meters on the forest road to the lumber storage yard where there are parking places.

Information Board by the starting point.
T markings and signs.

Moderate hike, two boots according to the DNT system.

Difference in altitude
50 - 321m AMSL

Estimated Time
2 hours round trip

Recommended advice
Notice how unusually nice the path has been paved.

The route starts at the forest road to the left of the parking place and the first part goes through protected, deciduous forest, see the sign placed by the County Administration. The terrain becomes more varied and at the end becomes steep towards the top. There is a spectacular view of the Kvinneherad Mountains, Bjørnefjorden, Os, Stord and Folgefonna.

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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  • Nature and terrain

    • total ascent (230)
    • gravel
    • forest
  • Grading

    • medium
    • marked trails with colour grading
  • Season

    • christmas
    • august
    • summer
    • may
    • spring
    • june
    • september
    • july
    • november
    • october
    • march
    • autumn
    • april
  • Distance

    • length in km (6,3)
  • Duration

    • 2 hours
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Hike to Blånuten - Photo: Kåre Eik

Hike to Blånuten

Location Hatlestrand Map Topographic map, Norway 1: 50 000 sheet 1215 II. Strand-Ulv’s orienteering map of Hatlestrand. Start and stopping point...

Hike to Blånuten

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