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Fjord Norway Vestland VIK

The heritage hike to Fresvik-Jordalen

  • +47 57695686
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Day trip within the UNESCO area Nærøyfjorden including a side trip to the glacier Fresvikbreen

Route: Engi - Jashaugbu
Total hiking time: 8 hours
Total length: 17 km
Elevation asl./gradient: From 280 m to 1340 m

Car: drive via Vik to Fresvik. Private parking at Engi, 5 km sothwest of Fresvik.
Bus: between Vik and Fresvik (route 14-181) three times a week in addition to the daily school route (not running in school holidays). Further information:

The hike follows the well-marked path from Engi to Tundalsselbøen in the valley Tundalen were the remains of an old mountain summer farm can be seen. Cross the river at Klepp. At the end of the valley, the path leads up to Rjupeskard. Cross the glacier Gryteskarvbreen, look out for crevasses! For a side trip to Fresvikbreen, turn right in Northern direction. It will take about an hour to reach the glacier. The path to Fresvik-Jordalen continues along the lake Langafonnvatnet, leading downhill to the cairn Fresvikvarden, which most likely was set up already before the time of the pandemic Black Death. From here, it takes another halv hour down to the cabin Jashaugbu, situated at the lake Jashaugvatnet.
Jashaugbu is a provisioned tourist lodge with 6 beds run by the Norwegian Hiking Association (DNT) and can be opened with a DNT-key that among others can be borrowed at the Tourist Information in Vik. Jashaugbu can be reached by car (dirt road) from the road E16 in the valley Nærøydalen.

Printed maps:
Hiking Map 1:50.000 Vik Municipality
Hiking Map 1:50.000 Nærøyfjorden
Topographic maps:
1:50.000 1317 II Hermansverk
1:50.000 1316 I Gudvangen

Jashaugbu, more information at or Vik Tourist Information
In Fresvik:
Frøys hus, tel: +47 416 96 913,
Sjøstigen, tel. +47 48 13 33 70,østigen

Or choose one of the many other accommodations in Vangsnes or Vik

Closest Tourist Office:
Vik Tourist Information, Tel. +47 57 69 56 86,

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  • Source: Visit Sognefjord AS


Effort level
  • Expert
  • Mountain area
  • Summer

Outdoor Activities

  • Daytrips (5-11 hours)


Effort Level
8 hours
Mountain area
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