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You can easily spend weeks exploring the many attractions in and around Folgefonna National Park. The list of official Folgefonna attractions shown below, is a selection of the most spectacular natural highlights and exciting cultural attractions.
Those who have been here, consider Bondhusdalen to be the most beautiful of the many valleys below the Folgefonna glacier. The highlight is the stunning icefall at the head of the valley, reflected in the lake of glacial meltwater.
From the town of Odda, getting to the glacier is easy. An 8-kilometre drive takes you up to Buer (250 m), and you can already see the glacier from the parking lot. A marked trail leads right up to Buarbreen, a majestic glacier arm of Folgefonna.
Information on the historic hiking route Buførevegen
NB If you like to hike here, a local guide is recommended, especially if you want to hike the entire route between Reisæter and Botsvatn.
FONNA is a summer ski centre on the glacier Folgefonna in Jondal. Alpine skiing, freestyle skiing and snowboarding park, cross-country trails and guided snowshoe hikes. From the top of the ski lift there is an amazing view of the glacier, the Hardangerfjord and the North Sea.
Herand is situated on the northern shore of Folgefonnhalvøya. We invite you to wander the village and its surroundings – a journey of discovery through 9000 years of history.
Langfoss is the fifth highest waterfall in Norway and Europe’s 16th highest, but its magnificent surroundings and accessibility have placed it on CNN’s list of the World’s 10 Most Beautiful Waterfalls.
The history of Malmanger Farm and Vicarage stretches back perhaps more than a thousand years. Eight of the buildings are listed. The old smokehouse, built before 1625, is one of the oldest buildings in the Kvinnherad region.
If you want to scratch beneath the surface and really understand Folgefonna National Park and its surroundings, then you should visit Rosendal Stone Park. It is situated just a 10-minute walk from Rosendal village centre and harbour.
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.
For an extended exploration of the fascinating interplay between ice and stone, consider hiking the Geological Trail. This path, from Nordrepollen to the glacier arm called Botnabreen, will give you a greater understanding of how the landscapes of Folgefonna National Park were formed.
The historic trail across Folgefonna is the trail that the first tourists that came to the region in the mid 1800s.
The trail goes between Sundal and Odda.