A nice roundtrip hike of 10,2 kilometres. Marked trail in a landscape with rocky shores and pastures stretching over the entire coastline on the west side of the island.
Be considerate of grazing animals. Follow the path and remember to avoid shortcuts when you are hiking in the infield so that you do not walk on crops. You can walk across frozen or snow-covered fields and meadows between 15 October and 29 April.
The hike starts from the parking near the public beach Kvitevik, around 3 kilometres west of the undersea tunnel connecting the two islands, Finnøy and Rennesøy to the mainland. At Kvitevik, there are two beaches, and here, follow the path towards the beach. Continue to rocky shores and open pastures with views of the Boknafjord.
Near the path, around one kilometre away, are bunkers and gun emplacements from the Second World War. Pass through grass and moors at the bay Sevheimsvågen. A rich birdlife can be seen here, and in summer, it's popular for swimming.
Vignesneset is like a peninsula, known for its varied birdlife. Swampy terrain and grazing landscapes together with smooth-cut rocky cliffs make the trip around the headland varied. Apalvika bay is on the outer parts of the headland and is a gathering place for the annual Easter trail on Palm Sunday.
At the very tip of the headland, at the Ådnavikklubben, you can enjoy a picnic area with a lovely view of Finnøy and the fjord towards island Sjernarøy and further north. After a stop here, you can continue your hike into forests and pastures, and then via a farm road/tractor road to the rural yard at Nordre Vignes. Further from there, go via asphalted road back to Kvitevik.
Alternatively, start the hike at Nordre Vignes. Parking near an older barn in the yard. On the island of Finnøy, dogs must be kept on a lead all year. Also, be considerate of grazing animals.
Access by car
By car from Stavanger and Rennesøy: Drive through the undersea Finnøy tunnel, take the first turn to the left and keep to the left towards Ladstein.
Access by boat and bike
Take your bike on the fast boat to Judaberg, on the southeast side of the island of Finnøy, and combine the trip with a bike tour around the island of Finnøy.