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A pleasant family-friendly hike through Stølsheimen to the Torvedalshytta cabin.
The tour from Engjaland to Torvedalshytta is a family-friendly hike following a marked trail. Upon arrival at the cabin you are presented with a number of choices. Return home the same day, stay overnight and return home the following day or continue hiking to Gullbrå in Eksingedalen valley.
Hikers can either walk to Engjaland or drive along the toll-road to the mountain farm Reppane. Adjacent to the farmhouse at Reppane is the starting point of the clearly marked T-route leading to Torvedalshytta. The climb up Reppabotn to Mykjedalsvatnet is steep and at 1055 meters above sea level this is the highest point on the route. A trail leads from Mykjedalsvatnet, down through Mykjedalen to Torvedalen valley. There is a bridge crossing the river Torvadalselvi not far from the cabin.
The Torvedalshytta cabin is one of the Voss Hiking Association's self-service cabins. The main building was built in 1991 and there are 16 beds, a loft and plenty of nice warm blankets. There is a wood-burner, kitchen equipment and propane gas for cooking. The cabin is stocked with a rich selection of provisions.
Distance: 14 km and 6-7 hours return trip
Climb: 400 m
Season: July - October
Level of difficulty: Blue (moderate)
Starting point: Engjaland
Map reference: Voss 1:50 000 (Ugland IT). Hiking maps can be bought from the tourist information office in Voss.
Comments: Tourist Association T-route.
Visit http://voss.turistforeningen.no for more details of Torvedalshytta.