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Family-suited hike in the footsteps of the past dairymaids.
How to get there from Bergen: The starting point for the hike to Almelidstølen is found 90 km northeast of Bergen. Drive E39 northbound to Romarheim, turn to the right onto FV 569 towards Mo in Modalen. Continue 23 km on 569, and park by the starting point in a parking space on the right side of the road. The drive from Bergen takes approx. 1,5 hours.
Estimated time: 1,5 hour round trip.
Grading: Blue moderate.
Difference in altitude: 40-360 meters.
This hike up to the mountain farm Almelidstølen takes about 45 minutes. The trail is clearly visible and has blue markings and signs. The route starts here at the information board, and you follow the forest road about 200 meters before the trail starts in the terrain to your sharp left. It is a bit steep in the beginning, but the hike is graded as moderate, and is also
suitable for children from 6 years of age.
Be aware of slippery stones and roots in wet weather. After 10 minutes on the path, you should take a detour to the left through the forest and have a look at the waterfall.
The mountain farm is beautifully situated by the river in a wide corrie and consists of four buildings. Almelidstølen was used as a summer farm until around 1950. The cows were brought up in June and returned after their summer vacation early in September.