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Hike to Brakhaug and Ørnnipen

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Hike to Brakhaug and Ørnnipen Photo: Ragnhild K. Løland
Hike to Brakhaug and Ørnnipen Photo: Ragnhild K. Løland
Hike to Brakhaug and Ørnnipen Photo: Ragnhild K. Løland
Hike to Brakhaug and Ørnnipen Photo: Ragnhild K. Løland
Hike to Brakhaug and Ørnnipen Photo: Ragnhild K. Løland
Hike to Brakhaug and Ørnnipen Photo: Ragnhild K. Løland

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Medium
Duration
  • 2 hours
Landscape
  • Mountain
  • Forest

Contact information

Description

Location
Herøysundet

Map
Folgefonna National Park

Start and stopping point
By the community hall in Bringedalsbygda.

Parking
Leave the highway at north or south and follow the smaller road to the parking lot by the community hall in Bringedalsbygda.

Marking
Information Board by the starting point.
Signs and T Markings

Grading
Blue
Moderate hike, two boots according to the DNT system

Difference in altitude
Approx. 50 – 330m AMSL

Estimated Time
2 hours round trip

Recommended advice
You may encounter cattle at a small area between Brakhaug and Ørnnipen, please be considerate.
See under “Overview” regarding an alternative way down.

Overview
Follow the main forest road for 500 meters from the community hall on an incline up the hill until the road flattens by the forest road intersection. Turn left by the sign to Brakhaug and follow the forest road for 200 meters until you reach a bridge. On the other side of the bridge, the path to Brakhaug turns right from the forest road. There are tables and benches and a view of the town and Onarheimsfjorden at Brakhaug.
The path to Ørnnipen turns into a forest road that you follow for 500 meters until you reach the path that goes slightly down and then up to Ørnnipen. Here you will find tables and benches, a view of Rosendal, Tysnes and the Stord mountains.
An alternative to the return may be the route that comes down to Bringedalsbygda 500 meters north of the parking lot by the community hall. The path eventually turns into a steep forest road. Turn right 30 meters before the stream, climb over the fence and go down to the road.

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

    • gravel
    • total ascent
    • mountains
    • forest
  • Grading

    • medium
    • marked trails with colour grading
  • Duration

    • 2 hours
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Hike to Brakhaug and Ørnnipen

Location Herøysundet Map Folgefonna National Park Start and stopping point By the community hall in Bringedalsbygda. Parking Leave the highway at...

Hike to Brakhaug and Ørnnipen

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