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Easy hike with mountain cabins and lakes along the way.
Take road 105 from Jondal towards Folgefonna glacier. After 2.6 km (just before the bridge at Byrkjeland) leave the main road on a right hand fork. If you continue by car this is a toll road. After about 1.5 km you arrive at a narrow bridge crossing the river at the intake for the Stølsdalselva power plant at Byrkjeland, which was opened in 2009. If you have to open the gate at the end of the bridge, please remember to close it again after passing. The road continues another 2.2 km up to the cabins at Breidsete. There is an information board and a good car park. Parking at own risk. The information board at Breidsete gives information about all the hikes that start or stop here.
About the trail
Follow the path over the grassland and cross a bridge. Here you’ll find the hiking signs marking the routes to Freddal and Hestadalen. Choose the path for Freddal. It’s a good and easy trail up to Nipevatnet, taking you along the lake and up to the mountain cabins at Freddal. The cabins are located on a slight elevation between the lakes, Nipevatnet and Freddalsvatnet.
Parking: see "starting point"
Parking fee: free, but there is a road toll fee to drive to the parking.
Total walking time: 2-3 hours
Season: May - November
Difficulty/ grading: green, easy