Take the route towards Dåren. You soon come to a bridge, after which you continue over a marshy area and towards the mountain cabins at Sjusete. The hiking sign shows the route turning towards the right just before the bank up to the cabins. It continues on marsh ground and then makes its way up the hill and through the birch woods, towards Dåren. The end of the hike is at a singular rock on the mountain ridge. At this point you can find the hiking sign showing the route to Vassenden (see tour 10). There is also an unmarked route eastward to Jonstein (linking with tour 12). This hike makes a great round trip in fine weather.
May – October/November. You can do the hike to Dåren on skis in the winter, but then it’s a longer and more demanding trip because the last 4 km of the road to Botsvatn is not maintained during the winter.
Bring food, drinking water and windproof clothing. We advise you to use hiking boots. 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. Ask the Tourist Information («Juklafjord») regarding angling/fishing and the purchase of fishing permits.
Take road 105 from Jondal towards Folgefonna. After 8.0 km turn right just before the bridge. (Close to the road junction is an information board showing details of tours 11 to 19.) This is a toll road for those continuing by car. The pay point is about 100 m in from the main road. You can pay by cash or card. After 2.0 km take a gravel road down to the left hand side. Continue 4.1 km until you arrive at the lake, Botsvatn. Park your car here and find the hiking signs showing the directions to both Jonstein and Dåren. Parking at own risk.