A few meters north (just before the bridge) you can find the hiking sign marking the route to Elvastien. Behind the Coop building the path goes through an old orchard and then left towards the river. Follow the road until you come to a slight incline and then take to the left again, down to the river, When reaching the river bank go right and follow the river upstream, until you reach a foot bridge. (Here you can make a detour, see the information below.) Cross the bridge and loop back on the north side of the river towards the village centre. You pass by the sports field and the Vikatunet museum before turning left and then finishing back at the starting point. The walk is on asphalt and gravel, and is suitable for wheelchairs/baby wheelers. Along the route you will find a number of benches.
Detour to Teglhaug (about 1 hour)
At the foot bridge on the south bank you make your way up to the main road, where you turn to the left. Continue, barely 100 m before turning to the right which will take you parallel to the main road. Look for the hiking sign marked Tursti, at the bend in the road. Follow the marker onto a good forest track. This is the old road to Krossdalen which passes over Leitet. After a good 100 m you reach a junction (where you can choose the direction of the round trip). Continue straight on and over the top (about 600 m) until coming to the sign to Teglhaug on the right hand side of the track. The sign shows you on to a woodland path which takes you up to a level ground and a new sign. From this point it’s 5 min. to the top of Teglhaug. There’s a good view towards the village and the fjord. Return to the sign at the level ground and take to the right. After a few hundred meters you reach an opening with a good view and a bench. The path descends steeply towards the village, until you reach a farm meadow. Keep well to the left perimeter of the meadow and on to a farm track. Take the road back to the junction mentioned above, and then turn left, down to the main road.
Elvastien all year. Detour to Teglhaug: May – October/November.
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Good cell phone signals covering the whole hike. Dogs must be kept (by law) on a leash at all times between April 1 and August 20. Please do not litter.
The information board and the start is outside the Juklafjord tourist information office, in the centre of Jondal. Good car parking behind the Coop shop. Parking at own risk.