Start: Gjøvågskrysset crossroads
Parking: Along the FV 83 road
Waymarking: Information board at the car park,signposted and waymarked
according to the national standard
Altitude difference: 30-306 metres
Time: 4 km there and back Approx. 1.5 hours
The path is wet in places - wear appropriate footwear.
Description of walk:
The path starts approx. 50 m before the Gjøvåg/
Kaldafoss crossroads. The first part of the path is on
an old road from the late 19th century. Where the old
road crosses a small river, there is an old bridge made
entirely from large stone slabs. Just after the bridge,
the path veers right and ascends fairly steeply to Åsen
at approx. 200 metres.
You will already have great views to the west and
north and of almost the whole of Gjøvåg. After Åsen,
the path flattens out a bit and at the top is Gjøvågsvarden
cairn (306 metres). There is a box with a visitors'
book at the cairn. On clear days, you can see all
the way to the sea and in all directions, including to
the island of Sotra, all the mountains surrounding
Bergen, towards the Kvamskogen plateau, the
Folgefonna glacier, Tysnessåta hill, Stord/Fitjarfjella
and almost all of Austevoll and all its islands.
From Gjøvågsvarden, you can continue to Dalstuva and
take the path down to Åse from there.