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Mauranger

Bondhusvatnet and Bondhusdalen

A popular walk to Bondhusvatnet. The gravel road to Bondhusvatnet is well suited for motorized wheelchairs.

Location

Sunndal, Mauranger

Map

Folgefonna National Park

Start and stopping point

Bondhus

Parking

From Sunndal (road 551), marked Bondhusbrea, through the Bondhusbygda hamlet for 500 meters to the parking lot at the entrance to Bondhusdalen Valley. There is a sign by the highway. NOTE: Please park in such a way that the road can be accessed by tractor. Parking is to be paid (NOK 100) at the parking machine. Payment to be made before you start the walk. Ticket to be placed in the front inside the car (visible from the outside).

There is a toilet by the parking lot.

Please note that there are grazing animals in the area and dogs must be kept on a line. The water is NOT to be bathed in.


Buses must park 300 m prior to the main parking place due to narrow road. Speed limit is 30 km p hour.ng

There are signs and information boards, but the route itself is not marked throughout.

Grading

Lake Bondhusvatnet: Green Easy hike, one boot according to the DNT system. Suited for baby carriages, bikes and motorized wheelchairs.

Difference in altitude

60 - 190/320m AMSL

Estimated Time

2 hours round trip to Lake Bondhusvatnet. 3 hours round trip to the far end of Lake Bondhusvatnet.

Recommended advice

The path can be soft and wet by Lake Bondhusvatnet.  Here you will find good advices for hiking.

Tour description

From the parking lot there is a quality gravel road, Isvegen to Lake Bondhusvatnet, 190m AMSL. The road was built in 1863 to transport ice from the Bondhusbreen Glacier down to the fjord for export. It has later been maintained as an unusually beautiful tourist attraction.

The Bondhusdalen valley is central in Folgefonna National Park, and it is not a cooincidence that this was the location where the National Park was opened May 14th, 2005 by Queen Sonja. You can see her signature on a rock by Lake Bondhusvatnet. The area has been a magnet for tourists and mountain goers since the middle of the 1800's

Source: Samarbeidsrådet for Sunnhordland

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Bondhusvatnet and Bondhusdalen

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