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Hike to Kaldestadåsen from Kaldestad

Hike to Kaldestadåsen from Kaldestad Photo: Silje Myklebust Hike to Kaldestadåsen from Kaldestad Photo: Silje Myklebust Hike to Kaldestadåsen from Kaldestad Photo: Silje Myklebust Hike to Kaldestadåsen from Kaldestad Photo: Silje Myklebust
Hike to Kaldestadåsen from Kaldestad Photo: Silje Myklebust
Hike to Kaldestadåsen from Kaldestad Photo: Silje Myklebust
Hike to Kaldestadåsen from Kaldestad Photo: Silje Myklebust
Hike to Kaldestadåsen from Kaldestad Photo: Silje Myklebust

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Medium
Duration
  • 1 hour
Landscape
  • Forest

Contact information

Description

Location
Sunde.

Walking map
Folgefonna National Park.
Topographical map Norway page 1214 IV – Husnes.

Starting and finishing point
Kaldestad, at the turn-off from the RV main road for the southern road down to Prestnes.

Parking
A few parking spots at the starting point.

Sign-posting
Information board at the starting point.
Painted red marks and signs.

Classification
Blue. Moderate, two boots pursuant to the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) system.

Altitude difference
50 – 271 metres.

Total time
One hour there and back.

Overview
After 50 metres, the path ascends steeply through a spruce wood. Above the spruce wood, there is a lovely view into the Hardangerfjord and out to the Sunnhordland basin. Follow the signs along the gentle ascent to the lean-to at the top.

Recommended advice
The path is rather marshy in places so wear appropriate footwear. There are also a number of alternative ascents and descents to Kaldestadåsen. Study the walking map and use your imagination to put together interesting walks.

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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Hike to Kaldestadåsen from Kaldestad

Location Sunde. Walking map Folgefonna National Park. Topographical map Norway page 1214 IV – Husnes. Starting and finishing point Kaldestad, at the...

Hike to Kaldestadåsen from Kaldestad

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Key facts about Sunnhordland

There are 60,000 people living in Sunnhordland. Stord and Husnes are the only two towns in the area. The Hardangerfjord is central in the region.

Sunnhordland

Sunnhordland lies south of Bergen at the mouth of the Hardangerfjord, and is known for the Folgefonna National Park and the Barony in Rosendal.

Dining in Sunnhordland

In Sunnhordland, you can enjoy a meal in Scandinavia's smallest "palace", as well as eat in an old prison or in a converted boathouse.

Getting to Sunnhordland

The main road E39 goes through Sunnhordland, and express boats to and from Bergen and Stavanger call at Leirvik.

Where to stay in Sunnhordland

Stay in a cabin in the mountains, or in a luxurious hotel by the fjord. Guest houses such as Kubbervik and Bekkjarvik ooze charm and atmosphere.

The Hardangerfjord

The Hardangerfjord, not far from Bergen, is especially known for fruit tree blossoming in spring, Folgefonna Glacier and Vøringsfossen Waterfall.
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