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Kattanakken (the cat’s neck) - where no-one thought it possible to hike. How wrong could they be!
When the weather is fine here, it’s showtime! From the top of Kattanakken you will see Briksdal Glacier in all its glory far down below, surrounded by rugged mountains and cascading waterfalls. Your admission ticket to this show is your own exertion - a solid but feasible workout up steep terrain and then some scrambling as you approach the final ridge. From some angles this hardly looks possible, but don’t listen to what they say about curiosity killing the cat, as scaling this cat’s neck is very achievable.
There are many mountains that vie for our attention in the Nordfjord area, but it’s Hornindalsrokken (Rokken) that really stands out.
With her sharp, pointy profile it is almost impossible not to notice this mountain top north of Hornindalssætra. But what does the world look like from her summit? Hornindalsrokken, or "Rokken" as she is affectionately known, is tougher than she first appears to be. From Sætredalen the trail is quite steep, but is surprisingly easy for mountain hikers. And there's only one thing to say about the view: it “rokks”!
Folgefonni Breførarlag’s guided glacier trips Fonnabu-Holmaskjer:
The route from Mauranger to Odda has a long history. In the late 19th century and e...
Map of Folgefonna National Park
Rosendal Turgruppe’s route map.
Start and stopping point
Drive towards the Bar...
The Hornet’s rest
Take it easy up on top of Ryssdalshornet, affectionately know as Hornet. It's not every day you feel like you are in the middle of a postcard.
Ryssdalshornet is the subject of many a photo shoot and is best seen from the town of Sandane. The pyramid-shaped peak rises from Breimsvatnet (Breim’s Lake) and it's easy to find your way up to Ryssdalsstøylen and the trail that leads onwards. There is some light scrambling on the way, and you will find a rope at some stage to boost you up a steep section, from where you can look forward to the summit and a well-deserved rest.
Day trip within the UNESCO area Nærøyfjorden including a side trip to the glacier Fresvikbreen
Route: Engi - Jashaugbu
Total hiking time: 8 hours
From Hemsedal town centre drive to the end of the lake of Eldrevatn, ca 26 km, on the road 52 direction Lærdal/Bergen. Take the small gravel road to t...
From Hemsedal town centre drive to Tuv and turn right into Grøndalen (follow sign). Drive through Grøndalen, passing the golf course and Solheisen Ski...
In Hemsedal town centre, follow the road Kyrkjebønvegen about 1,5 km until you see signpost Kyrkjebønnøse on the right hand sign. Follow signposts. Fro...
From Hemsedal town centre, drive to Tuv and turn right into Grøndalen. Drive ca 8 km and turn right following sign to Harahorn. Drive through the toll...