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Venelifjell Hiking Area in Vrådal

  • Bendiksmyr, Kviteseid
  • +47 35056183
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This is a great, family-friendly summit trip! Mount Venelifjellet – literally "the beautiful mountain" – carries its name well and is a popular hiking destination in Vrådal and Telemark.

This is a great, family-friendly summit trip! Mount Venelifjellet – literally "the beautiful mountain" – carries its name well and is a popular hiking destination in Vrådal and Telemark.

Start the trip at the car park in Bendiksmyr. The footpath follows footbridges across the marshes and then on to rocky ground until you reach Lake Venelitjørni. There you can stop for a rest in the gapahuk, try your luck at fishing in the lake or go for a refreshing swim. It is a great place for children to wait if they do not want to walk all the way to the summit.

From Lake Venelitjørni follow the trail to the top of the mountain, 904 m above sea level. On a clear day you can see all the way to the ocean and Kragerø, the Hardangervidda mountains and Mount Gaustatoppen.

Facts: Mount Venelifjellet, 905 m above sea level Roundtrip: 4,1 km, 3 hrs Total ascent: 305m Grading: medium walk Ordinary walking footwear. Hikingtrip/summit trip to Mount Venelifjellet with accommodation at Quality Straand Hotel. From NOK 980 per person/night , double occupancy

Included in this package is: breakfast, selfmade lunch packet, hikingmap, waterbottle and seat pad.

We recommend this family-friendly summit trip 904 m above sea level through relatively easy terrain and with magnificent views! The footpath follows footbridges across the marshes and then on to rocky ground until you reach Lake Venelitjørni. Here you can have a picnic in the gapahuk, take a bath or try your luck at fishing. From Lake Venelitjørni follow the trail to the top of the mountain. On a clear day

you can see all the way to the ocean and Kragerø, the Hardangervidda mountains and Mount Gaustatoppen.

http://www.straand.no/en/straand/straand_hotell/ Alternative routes: You may extend the trip by choosing alternative routes from the summit. The alternative routes both starts at the parkingarea at Bendiksmyr. All trails are clearly signposted and marked with red Ts.

Mount Venelifjellet roundtrip 7,2 km  - 5 hrs Total ascent:  406m. Grading: challenging

The path from the summit follows a ridge in an easterly direction. In humid weather, the path can be slippery so mountain hiking boots are recommended. Wet parties have footbridges. Great view of Grytedalen Nature Reserve. Here you may see the golden eagle chasing after its prey. Some large glacial moveblocks provide spectacular photographic background.   Veneli round trip 6,9 km - 4 hrs Total ascent: 321m Grading: medium. Some moist stretches.

The trail passes through a variety of mountain forest types. This is moose territory! On the northern side of Mount Veneli you follow an old packhorse and bridle path through virgin forests, now a protected spruce forest. The trail passes two summer mountain outfarms where the more than 100-year old log cabins still can be seen. Outfarm Veneli is open for visits. Between Tjørnstøyl and Venelistøyl lies "The Large Rock", left after the last ice age. It is 10 m high and weighs over 1,000 tons.

 


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Season
  • All year

Outdoor Activities

Activities
  • Canoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Forest hiking
  • Hiking
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Swimming
Canoeing & kayaking
  • Canoeing

Things To Do

Activities
  • Tennis

Facts

Effort Level
Challenging
Duration
3 hours, 5 hours
Landscape
Mountain area
Season
Summer
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Kviteseid, Norway
The latitude and longitude
59° 18' 28" N / 8° 33' 23" E
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