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1-Åsleite-Samlen

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Starting point/parking

The hike starts close to the side of road 550, about 4.6 km north of the quay at Herand. Pass the municipality border between Jondal and Ullensvang by about 250 m to the north. Look for the hiking sign for Samlen on the left hand side (west). It’s possible to park off the side of the road here, or otherwise back at the highest point of road 550 (Åsleitet). Parking at own risk. The information board relevant to this tour is at the beginning of the forest road to Våhaug, 500 m south of the starting point.

Description of the hike

The hike starts on a short forest track. After about 100 m you can find the sign marking the path taking you left through a spruce forest. Continue up a steep scree incline until you reach a rock wall. Steps have been built to assist you pass this point. The path moves left, through a pass, «Fureskora» and then to the right, up a fairly steep incline. After passing the tree line you’re able to get a magnificent view of the mountains and the village of Herand. The path crosses a short marshy area and then continues steeply uphill until you reach the top. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Hardangerfjord!

Season

May – October/November. Do not attempt this hike if there is snow, ice or frost.

Hiking advice

Bring food, drinking water and windproof clothing. We advise you to use hiking boots. If it’s been dry for a while you could use trainers/sneakers. We recommend that you bring a map of the area and a compass, or a GPS. Good cell phone signals covering most of the hike. Dogs must be kept (by law) on a leash at all times between April 1 and August 20. Open fire is prohibited in the hills and woods between April 15 and September 15. You are free to walk anywhere in the hills and mountains. Take care of the nature and show special consideration to all wildlife. Please do not litter.

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Route

  1. Startpunkt Åsleite-Samlen (tur nr.1)