Visit the wonderful mountains where a troll (according to legend) lived! If you look closely you will find the footprints left by him on the road.
Start: park at the carpark at Ålsheia Alpint. Description: from the carpark travel up the road to the ski centre, pass the winter cafe, turn right over the bridge and continue on the road into Bekkedalen. At the end of the Bekkedalen road turn left over the bridge towards Tjødnestøl. You will see Stølstjødn on the right handside, continue on the path to the next bridge. Shortly after you have crossed the bridge, you will leave the road and veer off to the left (south-westerly direction) between the cabins and head uphill. The trail runs parallel to the stream which is on the left side of you. Shortly after you will cross a bog where the trail becomes less distinct and come to a small tarn found on your right. Cross the stream that flows out of this. The trail continues up a small hill, from where you see Nyestøl and ski tracks. There used to be several summer farms here but have since been moved to the Fjellmuseum in Kvæven. From here continue over the marsh, staying on the Bekkedalen ski slope. Where the track divides, keep to the right of the narrow ski trail before you cross the stream and then follow the trail on the right handside of the stream. The trail takes you to another ski lift, continue the trail below the cabin. Check Nyestølbekken back to the left side and follow the narrow path up a small hill. You pass a couple of tarns on the right handside, followed by a steep incline. Follow the edge of Gunnarshei for approx 10 minutes, then follow the stream as it will help guide you through the rough terrain and many obstacles. At 870 meters, turn left towards the nearest power line tower. Cross both lines, on the north side of the masts. You are currently viewing little Røsetjødn on the left hand, and Valevatn on your right. From here, continue on the course in a southwesterly direction on the last stretch to the summit .
For a detailed description including maps and information etc buy the guidebook 'Hiking in Sirdal' which includes Kjerag and Sirdals Seven Summits.