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Hike to Varden at Sandvoll

Hike to Varden at Sandvoll Photo: Silje Myklebust Mathiesen Hike to Varden at Sandvoll Photo: Silje Myklebust Mathiesen Hike to Varden at Sandvoll Photo: Silje Myklebust Mathiesen Read more: Varden på Sandvoll
Hike to Varden at Sandvoll Photo: Silje Myklebust Mathiesen
Hike to Varden at Sandvoll Photo: Silje Myklebust Mathiesen
Hike to Varden at Sandvoll Photo: Silje Myklebust Mathiesen
Read more: Varden på Sandvoll

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Medium
Duration
  • 2 hours
Landscape
  • Mountain

Contact information

Description

Location
Sandvoll.

Map
Folgefonna National Park

Start and stopping point
Skarveland school.

Parking
Between highway 48 and Skarveland school

Marking
There are no markings along the forest road.
There are signs where the path separates from the forest road and from there the route is marked with plastic markers that are hanging from the trees.

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

Difference in altitude
80 - 500m AMSL

Estimated Time
2 hours round trip

Recommended advice
The path that the forest road turns into can be wet at the beginning. Please use appropriate footwear.
Take time to enjoy the nice view.

Overview
Go up through the Heio subdivision and down to Lake Erslandsvatnet. Follow the forest roads along Lake Erslandsvatnet and up the hill to the sign by the end of the road. From there, you’ll find a clear path up to Varden.
In case you want take a short hike in the Sandvoll Mountains, you may take a trip to Varden. There is a beautiful view of the Sunnhordland Nature, with Halsnøy, Stord and Bømlo.

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

    • mountains
  • Grading

    • medium
    • marked trails with colour grading
  • Distance

    • length in km (6)
  • Duration

    • 2 hours
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Hike to Varden at Sandvoll

Location Sandvoll. Map Folgefonna National Park Start and stopping point Skarveland school. Parking Between highway 48 and Skarveland school Mar...

Hike to Varden at Sandvoll

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