Øynaheia is the most popular place for cross-country skiiing in the Arendal region, about 300 metres above sea level, and about 30 kms from the coast.
The ski trails at Øynaheia are in nice and varied terrain about 300 metres above sea level. There are two parking lots, one at the cabin Øynastua and one at the hill Toplandsheia. Directions to Øynaheia: Drive road no 42 to Mjåvatn, and from there about 6 kms to Øynaheia. To Toplandsheia drive road no 41 about 17 kms from Birkeland to Toplandsveien, and from there about 2.5 kms to Toplandsheia.
The trails in Øynastua are the following lengths:
2.2 kms 7.0 kms 14.6 kms 16.5 kms
The trails in Toplandsheia are the following lengths:
3.7 kms 11.5 kms 16.5 kms
From Øynastua to Toplandsheia there are 7.6 kms.
From Toplandsheia to Øynastua there are 8.9 kms.
Øynastua is the cabin by the entrance to Øynaheia, the hills known to be the most popular place for cross-country skiiing in the Arendal region. The area is about 300 metres above sea level, in a snowy belt 30 kms from the coast. Here you find the best ski trails in this part of the country. In the weekends during ski season, the café is open. Here you can buy waffles, hot dogs, chocolates and more. Parking is NOK 20 and does directly to running the cabin. Coffe and tea is free of charge.
Sources: www.oynastua.no and www.herefossil.com