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5-Våhaug-Tostøl

Description of the hike
There is an information board at the car park. Proceed to the bridge and find the signs marking the routes to Vatnasetenuten and Tostøl. Follow the trail to Tostøl. The path is fairly easy with a few short inclines. Stepping stones have been laid out in the muddy parts. Shortly you meet a branch in the trail with markers for Tostøl and Såta. Follow the trail to Tostøl. After about 1 hour you reach the top of Saurdalen and meet a branch in the trail. Here you find markers for Vatnasetenuten and Tostøl. Take the path to Tostøl. Shortly you arrive down at the mountain cabins at Samdalsstølen with the lake Viddalsvatnet below. Tostøl is about half an hour further on.

Season
May – October/November. You can also use this tour as a ski hike in the winter. However it will then be longer and more demanding because the forest road is not maintained during the winter. The hike will then have to start at the main road.

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. Cell phone signals are NOT GOOD during the whole of this 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. Ask the Tourist Information («Juklafjord») regarding angling/fishing and the purchase of fishing permits.

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Starting point/parking

Take road 550 to the north from Herand quay. After 4.1 km, and slightly south of the highest point in the road (Åsleitet) you leave the main road (eastwards) and follow onto a forest road. You will find an information board there. If you continue by car this is a toll road. The pay point (cash only) is 100 m in from the main road. There is a good car park at the end of the road (Våhaug). Parking at own risk.

Route

  1. Start and end point/parking for tour number 5