he hiking sign marking the route to Flatabøgryting is close to the club house. The first 0.5 km follows the lighted ski track. The route moves away from the ski arena at a new hiking marker and crosses a marshy woodland area. The path moves uphill, and then across the river, Gjetingselva (by hopping stones). The hike is now on a steep but good track through the woods and up to the tree line. Above the tree line and over the shoulder you reach a good mountain terrain in the open valley at Kvålsbotn. Continue up the hill at the end of the valley and past the little lake, Skardtjørna. At the highest point of the trail you can view the lake, Grytingsvatnet and the mountain cabins of Flatabøgryting. The hike is marked following the west side of Grytingsvatnet until it arrives to a connecting point with tour 16.
Season: June – 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. Fishing licence for these lakes can be bought at the Coop shop.
Take road 105 from Jondal towards Folgefonna. After 8.0 km turn right just before the bridge. (Close to the road junction is an information board showing details of tours 11 to 19.) This is a toll road for those continuing by car. The pay point is about 100 m in from the main road. You can pay by cash or card. After 2.0 km take a right turn. The short road ends at a ski arena, where there’s a good car park by the club house. Parking at own risk.