Start on a good forest path. You come to a fork in the path after about 15 minutes. The hiking sign shows the routes to Fjellstøl and to Vikanuten. (This tour is a round trip, returning to the starting point. You can also choose the opposite direction and start towards Fjellstøl.) Follow the markers showing the route towards Vikanuten. Cross the river (on hoping stones) and continue up the steep west side of Nutadalen. Initially through a spruce forest and then into the birch woods. The tree line is about half way up to the top of Vikanuten. Continue steeply up on a good mountain track. The cairn at Vikanuten is just below the highest point. The view from here is extremely good. You are welcome to write your name in a visitor’s book, safely positioned behind some loose stones at the foot of the cairn. The trail then moves up to a beautiful highland terrain with some small lakes and outstanding views. Follow down until you arrive at the mountain cabins of Fjellstøl. These cabins were originally used in connection with the summer grazing of livestock from the farms at Sætveit in Jondal. You can get a superb view of the Jondal village if you make a detour to the antenna about 100 m north west from the cabins. There is a visitors book in which you can sign your name in a box near to the cabins. The hiking signs then mark the route back to the starting point (Sætveit) or you can continue onwards to Breidsete (tour 25). The path down to Sætveit is a bit steep in parts, initially through the birch woods and then through the spruce forest until you come to the path junction which was mentioned at the start of the hike.
Season: June/July – October. (You might encounter some snow fields in June.)
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. 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.
1.0 km south of Jondal centre on road 107. Information board and hiking sign at the parking spot on the left (east) side of the road. Parking at own risk.