Follow the path over the grassland and cross a bridge. Here you’ll find the hiking signs marking the routes to Freddal and Hestadalen. Choose the path for Freddal. It’s a good and easy trail up to Nipevatnet, taking you along the lake and up to the mountain cabins at Freddal. The cabins are located on a slight elevation between the lakes, Nipevatnet and Freddalsvatnet.
Season: May – October/November.
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.
Take road 105 from Jondal towards Folgefonna. After 2.6 km (just before the bridge at Byrkjeland) leave the main road on a right hand fork. If you continue by car this is a toll road. The pay point (cash only) is 300 m further up the road. After about 1.5 km you come to a narrow bridge crossing the river at the intake for the Stølsdalselva power plant at Byrkjeland, which was opened in 2009. If you have to open the gate at the end of the bridge, please remember to close it again after passing. The road continues another 2.2 km up to the cabins at Breidsete. There is an information board and a good car park. Parking at own risk. The information board at Breidsete gives information about all the hikes which start or stop here.