Avdalen is a beautiful mountain farm in Utladalen, close to Avdalsfossen in Øvre Årdal.
If you are in Øvre Årdal then it is a MUST to take a hiking tour to Avdalen, and maybe a stop at Avalden Farm. It is a gravel road from Hjelle and in to the valley. So this tour is suitable for everyone.
Hjelle – Avdalen – Hjelle
Walking map: Årdal walking map
Starting and finishing point: Hjelle
Parking: Car park at the foot of Hjellefossen waterfall
Waymarking: Information board at the car park
Altitude difference: 75–380 metres.
Total time: 2.5 hours there and back.
Description of walk
Follow the Folkevegen road until you have crossed Avdalsbrua bridge (bridge no 3). From here, turn off to the left on a quite steep but good path up to the Avdalen valley. In summer, the idyllic Avdalen farm is staffed, and you can stay overnight and buy refreshments