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Huge hiking area northeast in Sandnes with several mountains and ponds.
From Vårlivarden, 386 m, you have a panorama in all directions, overlooking mixed woodlands and deciduous forest contrasting with open areas. There are several starting points for the paths in the area, but if you arrive by car, the best parking is at Øvre Hetland, at Myrland and at Maudland. The distance between Øvre Hetland and Vårlivarden is around 5 km. Many round trips are possible in the district. A round trip from Myrland takes about 1 1/2 hrs. whilst from Øvre Hetland about 3 hours. The paths can be both rocky and marshy and therefore unsuitable for prams, pushchairs or wheel-chairs.
There are many nice hikies in the area with nice view from the peaks, like Eilevfjell, Bjellandfjell and Storaberget. Grindavatnet was earlier water supply to the airport at Sola.
Transport: Bus nr. 21 from Sandnes city centre to Maudland for hiking to Vårlivarden and Maudland. Get off the bus at Hogstad if you want to hike to Storaberget or Grindavatnet.
Parking: Myrland, Bergsagel, Maudland and Øvre Hetland.