Rullestad

Rullestad is a hamlet situated on the shore of a lake, between the beautiful mountains east of the Åkrafjord. Here and in the vicinity, you can enjoy varied activities, magnificent scenery and exciting attractions, and find accommodation.

If you visit the bakery, you can savour the authentic taste of lefser, potetkaker and other traditional treats baked in a wood-fired oven.

Cabins and camping are available right by the lake. Here you can also rent boats, fishing tackle and fishing nets – and it’s not hard to catch the trout. A rewarding walk is to follow the trail that circles the lake.

The road through the gorge

We can also recommend a hike on the old road through Rullestadjuvet. The steep 19th-century postal road through this gorge has been restored. The dramatic scenery was the subject of one of Lars Hertervig’s best-known paintings. Just above the road are several giant’s cauldrons – deep hollows in the stone drilled by swirling river currents and gravel. You may also notice some strangely formed trees with shortened trunks; generations ago, the tops of these trees were cut off (pollarded) by local farmers, so that leaves might be harvested from the abundance of low-growing branches, providing fodder for their livestock in the winter.

If you don’t fancy walking, you can drive E134 through Rullestadjuvet. This scenic road also takes you along the southern shore of the Åkrafjord. Be prepared to stop for the herds of goats!