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Hike along the old Postal Route

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Husnes, Valen, Handeland

Walk from Statoil in Husnes along Lake Opsangervatnet towards the light sculpture “Samspel”. The path goes a little further and then turns right. You can also start from Spar Valen or from Handeland Gard.
The Stavangerske Post Tour (The Stavanger Mail Route) was established in 1647. The route went from Stavanger via Kvinnherad to Bergen. The hike may also be combined with a trip to Vikefjell.

Folgefonna National Park

Start and stopping point
Husnes via Valen to Handeland, approx. 9 km in total.
Use your imagination and creativity to plan parts of the hike.

Husnes: By the Statoil Gas Station
Valen: By Spar Valen (Grocery Store)
Handeland: By Handeland Gard (Mansion) or the parking lot towards Handelandsdalen.

Good gravel road with good markings.
There are several information boards along the way. The main information board is placed by Spar Valen.

Green, suited for baby carriages and motorized wheelchairs.

Difference in altitude
40 – 100m MASL

Estimated Time
It depends on which part of the way one wants to walk.

Recommended advice
Use your imagination and creativity to plan parts of the hike. The bus can be an alternative for returning to your own car.


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  • Source: Destination Hardanger Fjord AS


Effort level
  • Easy
  • Forest area
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Outdoor Activities

  • Marked trails


Effort Level
Forest area
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