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Hike to Melderskin

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Hike to Melderskin Photo: Mette Sandvik Ulvesæter
Hike to Melderskin Photo: KarenLV
Hike to Melderskin Photo: Sverre Våge
Hike to Melderskin Photo: Sverre Våge
Hike to Melderskin Photo: Sverre Våge
Hike to Melderskin Photo: Sverre Våge
Hike to Melderskin Photo: Sverre Våge
Hike to Melderskin Photo: Anne Kari Enes
Hike to Melderskin Photo: Anne Kari Enes
Hike to Melderskin Photo: Anne Kari Enes
Hike to Melderskin Photo: Sverre Våge

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Expert
Duration
  • 7 hours
Landscape
  • Mountain
  • Fjord

Contact information

Description

Location
Rosendal.

Map
Map of Folgefonna National Park
Rosendal Turgruppe’s route map.

Start and stopping point
Kletta

Parking
Drive towards the Baroniet, but turn left to Kletta at the intersection before the tree-lined avenue up to the Baroniet.
There is a parking lot by the stop sign at Kletta.

Marking
Information Board by the parking lot. From here, 300 meters along the road is without marking before the path turns up towards Skardshaug. T markings, signs and cairns.

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

Difference in altitude
160 - 1426m AMSL

Estimated Time
4 hours up, slightly less down

Recommended advice
Bring plenty to drink.

Overview
From the parking lot, 300 meters along the road is without marking before the path turns up towards Skardshaug.
The path goes first through outlying fields and mixed forest. Above the tree-line, the path follows small ridges and valleys called Rindane. The first top, Skardshaug, is halfway to Melderskin. The view here is excellent. The valley towards the southeast is the Hattebergsdalen Valley, an important entrance to the Hatteberg Water Way and Folgefonna National Park. The surface then turns into more rocks and less vegetation. The ”moss carpet” and the fresh spring water in Holo are unexpected surprises. Here you may find snow all summer long.
The cairn on the flat top plateau was built by the Norwegian Geographical Survey Department in 1913. There is a magnificent view towards the ocean, fjords and mountains, and the Folgefonna Glacier.
Melderskin is often called ”The Queen Among The Hordaland Mountains”.

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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Facilities

  • Season

    • summer
  • Nature and terrain

    • mountains
  • Grading

    • expert
    • marked trails with colour grading
  • Special

    • fjord area
  • Duration

    • 7 hours
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Location Rosendal. Map Map of Folgefonna National Park Rosendal Turgruppe’s route map. Start and stopping point Kletta Parking Drive towards the...

Hike to Melderskin

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