Solheimsdalen - Malkenesdalen - Tysnessåto
The car park in Solheimsdalen is one of the most popular
starting points for exploring the mountains of Tysnes, summer
and winter alike. The walks go through birch woods up to
above the tree line, where heather and juniper dominate
and where you get the feeling of being on a high mountain
plateau. At 753 metres, Tysnessåto is the highest summit in
Tysnes, with great views in all directions.
From Grovatnet lake, you can continue on towards Breistølen
summer pasture farm.
Good advice: The path is wet in places, so wear appropriate footwear.
Lenght: 20 km there and back, 3 hours' ascent.
Altitude difference: 280 -753 metres.
The walk starts with an easy climb on a tractor road for about
2 km, before turning left onto a path up Malkenesdalen valley,
where it flattens out at about 550 metres taking you in towards
Såtefjellet mountain and the foot of Tysnessåto. The final
ascent to Såta is relatively steep. Cairn with a visitors' book.
From here, you can also take the path down to Grovatnet lake
and continue until you get to the forest road that takes you
back to Solheimsdalen.