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Hike to Lake Måvatn

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Hike to Lake Måvatn Photo: Kåre Eik
Hike to Lake Måvatn Photo: Kåre Eik
Hike to Lake Måvatn Photo: Kåre Eik
Hike to Lake Måvatn Photo: Kåre Eik

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Medium
Duration
  • 4 hours
Landscape
  • Forest

Contact information

Description

Location
Gjetingsdalen, Mauranger

Map
Folgefonna National Park

Start and stopping point
Bakke

Parking
Drive up the Gjetingsdalen road to Bakke, there is parking on the left side of the farm building.

Marking
Information Board by the starting point.
T markings and signs.

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

Difference in altitude
250 - 600m AMSL

Estimated Time
4 hours round trip

Recommended advice
Don't forget to bring your camera and binoculars. This area of Kvinnherad includes a rare experience of natural variations, with a wide view of glacier and ocean. See alternative return under ”Overview”.

Overview
1 km from the parking lot on a quality gravel road, Setravegen, to a suspension bridge that crosses the Dalelva river on the left. From here, continue on a quality path up Småbotnane and Hestaskarvet, and in flatter terrain all the way to Utigardsetra. From there it is rather steep up to Lake Måvatnet.
An alternative return is to walk down the old mountain farm path. For that alternative, go back past Utigardsetra to where the path divides on the first top, where the mountain farm path turns right. It is steep down in the Juvet where the path crosses Tverrelva river, and then down Øyjordslia to the road. Continue for 500 meters on the road up to the parking lot at Bakke.

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.

Facilities

  • Nature and terrain

    • forest
  • Grading

    • medium
    • marked trails with colour grading
  • Duration

    • 4 hours

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Location Gjetingsdalen, Mauranger Map Folgefonna National Park Start and stopping point Bakke Parking Drive up the Gjetingsdalen road to Bakke,...

Hike to Lake Måvatn

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