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Fjord Norway Vestland ETNE

Saddle-Pack tour Åkra - Eikemo

  • Åkra, Etne
  • +47 91735864
  •  /  km From You

A fantastic great outdoors experience with a pack trip by horse through beautiful mountainous landscape.

Taking the road from the hamlet of Åkra, the trip commences on a track hundreds of years old that leads to a mountain farm. Through varied and often steep terrain, the track winds towards Åkra Mountain Farm situated some 600 metres above sea level. After passing Ingaskar Summit we stop to try our luck fishing in Lake Ingavatnet.

Continuing on, we trek in the direction of some lakes where we make camp for the night.

The next day, following a hearty breakfast we journey towards Sandvasshorga Summit (1163 MSL) where there are som stunning views to be had. It is also very interesting to observe how the horses work their way over the mountains. The trek continues through undulating landscape up to Avaldsnuten Summit (1245 MSL). Here, the view can only be described as formidable: Folgefonna Glacier, Hardangervidda Plateau, Kvinnherad Mountains, Eikemo, Etnefjella Mountains, and Åkra Fjord with a panorama view of Langfoss Waterfall - one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Norway. We then wander down to Vetrehusvatna Lake an continue down through Skredalen Valley to Vetrehus, an active mountain goat farm. At this stage we are now down to approximately 400 MSL and we can take the roadway that runs to the sea. We cross the fjord by boat and arrive back at Åkra.

This trip is intended for those who are experienced in mountainous terrain and whose physical condition is above average. The trip covers a distance of 30 km, the fi nal stage of which is inaccessible for horses. For the final stage, each participant is required to carry his or her own backpack with provisions and personal equipment.
Trips to the summit of Avaldsnuten Mountain are subject to weather conditions/visibility.

On request for small grups (4-12 persons)

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