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Fjord Norway Vestland KVINNHERAD

Melderskin "Queen of the Sunnhordland mountains"

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Hike, where you at the top of Melderskin can enjoy a magnificent view towards the ocean, fjords and mountains, and the Folgefonna Glacier.

Map of Folgefonna National Park. Rosendal Turgruppe's route map.
Start and stop point
Drive towards the Baroniet, but turn left to Kletta at the intersection before the tree-lined avenue up to the Baroniet. There is a parking lot by the stop sign at Kletta.
Information board by the parking lot. From here, 300 meters along the road is without marking before the path turns up towards Skardshaug. T markings, signs and cairns.
Black. Challenging hike, four boots according to the DNT system.
Difference in altitude
160 - 1426m AMSL
Estimated time
4 hours up, slightly less down
Recommended advice
Bring plenty to drink.
Tour description
From the parking lot, 300 meters along the road is without marking before the path turns up towards Skardshaug. The path goes first through outlying fields and mixed forest. Above the tree-line, the path follows small ridges and valleys called Rindane. The first top, Skardshaug, is halfway to Melderskin. The view here is excellent. The valley towards the southeast is the Hattebergsdalen Valley, an important entrance to the Hatteberg Water Way and Folgefonna National Park. The surface then turns into more rocks and less vegetation. The "moss carpet" and the fresh spring water in Holo are unexpected surprises. Here you may find snow all summer long. The cairn on the flat top plateau was built by the Norwegian Geographical Survey Department in 1913. There is a magnificent view towards the ocean, fjords and mountains, and the Folgefonna Glacier. Melderskin is often called "The Queen Among The Hordaland Mountains".

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  • Source: Samarbeidsrådet for Sunnhordland


Effort level
  • Easy
  • Expert
  • Mountain area
  • Autumn
  • Summer

Outdoor Activities

  • Glacier hiking
  • Daytrips (5-11 hours)
  • Marked trails


Effort Level
7 hours
Mountain area
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