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Hike to Kviteggjo

Hike to Kviteggjo Photo: Kåre Eik Hike to Kviteggjo Photo: Kåre Eik
Hike to Kviteggjo Photo: Kåre Eik
Hike to Kviteggjo Photo: Kåre Eik

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Medium
Duration
  • 3 hours
Landscape
  • Forest

Contact information

Description

Location
Omvikdalen

Map
Folgefonna National Park

Start and stopping point
Hjelmeland with ”Nistovetunet" - protected historic farm yard.

Parking
The sign by the highway is pointing up to the parking by the new large barn “Revuro”.

Marking
There are signs and an information board by the parking lot.
T marked to Kviteggi from the sign by the end of the road approx. 600m AMSL.

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

Difference in altitude
100 - 660m AMSL

Estimated Time
3 hours round trip

Recommended advice
Most of this hike is on quality gravel forest road and light terrain, and is suited for both the young and the well mature. Paragliding and hanggliding is very popular in this area.

Overview
There is an easy incline from the parking lot to the end of the forest road where the terrain flattens at approx. 600m AMSL. From here, signs and T markings towards the north first over a small bridge and further over 660m AMSL going downwards towards the west to a small cairn. There is a beautiful view of towns and fjords.

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
    • forest
  • Grading

    • medium
    • marked trails with colour grading
  • Duration

    • 3 hours
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Hike to Kviteggjo

Location Omvikdalen Map Folgefonna National Park Start and stopping point Hjelmeland with ”Nistovetunet" - protected historic farm yard. Parking...

Hike to Kviteggjo

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