There is an information board at the car park. Proceed 50 m to a river bridge and find the signs marking routes to Vatnasetenuten and Tostøl. This tour describes a round trip, starting in the direction of Tostøl. (The character of the hike is however quite similar if you should choose the opposite direction.) Cross the bridge and follow the trail towards Tostøl. The path is fairly easy with a few short inclines. Stepping stones have been laid out in the muddy places. After about 1 hour you reach the top of Saurdalen and meet a branch in the trail. Here you find markers for Vatnasetenuten and Tostøl. Take the path marked Vatnasetenuten. After a few inclines you come to a ridge with a good view in all directions. Follow the ridge northward until arriving at the top of Vatnasetenuten and the great view there! The hike returns down to Våhaug on an easy path (a bit steep at the start).
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 3 on Jondal hiking map.
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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 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. There is a good car park at the end of the road (Våhaug). Parking at own risk.