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Hike to Solfjell

Hike to Solfjell Photo: Kåre Eik
Hike to Solfjell Photo: Kåre Eik

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Challenging
  • 5 hours
  • Mountain

Contact information



Folgefonna National Park

Start and stopping point
The bus stop at highway 48, approx. 150 meters north of the gas station, towards Rosendal.

By the old school in the town center. Large parking lot with an information board for Uskedalen.

Information Board by the bus stop.
T markings and signs.

Moderate hike, three boots according to the DNT system.

Difference in altitude
20 - 900m AMSL

Estimated Time
5 hours round trip

Recommended advice
There are few places to find drinking water before getting close to the top. From Solfjell, you may go eastward, down to Mannsvatnet Lake.

Gravel road up through the subdivision to a path up the hill via Ådnaklett and Storhaug.
From Storhaug towards Mannsvatnet Lake, you can see the characteristic moraine ridges. Leave the path to Mannsvatnet Lake by the sign for Solfjell. The last part of the hike has a steep incline. There is a beautiful panorama view from the top.

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

    • gravel
    • mountains
  • Grading

    • challenging
    • marked trails with colour grading
  • Duration

    • 5 hours
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Hike to Solfjell - Photo: Kåre Eik

Hike to Solfjell

Location Uskedalen. Map Folgefonna National Park Start and stopping point The bus stop at highway 48, approx. 150 meters north of the gas station,...

Hike to Solfjell

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