Walk passed the farmhouses and through the gate leading to the meadows. The path moves steeply up from the meadow and through a new gate. It continues up the steep, wooded trail. Once above the tree line, you arrive at the mountain cabin at Knutstøl. Enjoy the great view of the glacier, Folgefonna and the surrounding mountains. The trail (which can be a bit muddy in places above the tree line) moves on and over the shoulder and then fairly steeply down to the cabins at Vassenden. The path down through the woods is good. Vassenden is a connecting point for hikes 8, 9 and 10. The hikes are described on the information board which can be found down by the lake.
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 8.0 km you come to the Folgefonna road junction. There is an information board on the right hand side describing the tours 11 to 19. Continue back on the main road and cross the river bridge. After 1.0 km look for the hiking sign for Knutstøl. The route takes you through the farm buildings at Kvåle. Please ensure that car parking does not cause any obstruction. If there’s someone home at the farm please ask them for advice. Parking at own risk.