The hike is generally on a good and dry path, starting through the birch woods. After passing the tree line it continues on a ridge with a superb view of the Hardangerfjord, Samlen and the village of Herand. After arriving at Såtesteinane the path turns towards Såta, with good views in all directions including views of the mountain cabins and their respective lakes (see tour 6). Continue down until you meet the path going toTostøl. Here you loop back to the car park at Våhaug and then follow the road down to Langaskarv. (This tour describes a round trip, starting at Langaskarv. The character of the hike is quite similar if you should choose the opposite direction. In which case you start at Våhaug, taking the Tostøl route until you meet the signs for Såta further up.)
Season: May – October/November. You can also use this tour as a ski hike in the winter. However it will then be longer and more demanding because the forest road is not maintained during the winter. The hike will then have to start at the main road.
Tour number 4 on Jondal hiking map.
Bring food, drinking water and windproof clothing. We advise you to use hiking boots or lighter walking shoes. 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.
Take road 550 to the north from Herand quay. After 4.1 km, and slightly south of the highest point in the road (Åsleitet) you leave the main road (eastwards) and follow onto a forest road. You will find an information board there. If you continue by car this is a toll road. The pay point (cash only) is 100 m in from the main road. After 2.1 km (about 300 m from the end of the road) you come to Langaskarv and a hike marker to Såta. There is only limited parking here. Parking at own risk. There is an information board by the car park at the end of the road.