Walk away from the roads and into the Sunnhordland nature.
Mount Malmangernuten, overlooking the Rosendal and the Hardangerfjord. Photo: Bjarne Øymyr
Photo: Espen Haagensen
Photo: Folgefonni Breførarlag, Ståle Sundfjord
The new national standard for Innovative Mountain Tourism is used to mark and grade trails in whole of Norway. The levels are divided into colour codes after the same principle used at the downhill slopes.
Sunnhordland has a diversity of trails, both short and long with different levels (easy-hard). You can choose between hiking in the mountain to hiking at the glacier, along the fjord or in the coastal landscape. The distinctive element is that you can start by the shoreline and reach high mountain tops with view over the island kingdom of Sunnhordland with the sea in the west and the glacier in the east.
TOP 10 routes in Sunnhordland
The most well known routes are maybe the walk to Bondhusbrea, the tourist route to Folgefonna and Melderskin. Other top tours are Langfoss opp, Tysnessåto and Siggjo. Many unknown gems also await you.
If you fancy a nice but easier walk, we recommend the walk to the lighthouse Ryvarden (North sea trail), Stolmen (North sea trail) or the trip to Svartavatnet. Svartavatnet is situated next to the wind mill park with a great view to the ocean. You can go hiking to Kattnakken or Stovegolvet at Stord.
Would you like to walk up a quiet valley or do you want to ascend the highest peak? It’s up to you.
See all hikes in Sunnhordland here.
Norwegian Trekking Association provides detailed information about trails in the mountains, cabins and other useful information.
Folgefonna attracts many visitors to our region. For a few weeks each summer, there are daily guided glacier trips across Folgefonna between Fonnabu (Sundal) and Holmaskjer (Odda).
Remember to observe the Norwegian mountain code when you are in the great outdoors.