Himakånå Hiking

Experience ‘Little Trolltunga’

  • Photo: Magnus Roaldset/Fjord Norway

  • Photo: Magnus Roaldset/Fjord Norway

Essential info

  • Destination: Stavanger
  • Season: January–December
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 4.1 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 320 meters
  • Duration: 2–3 hours

About Himakånå

Himakånå is known by locals as "Little Trolltunga". It's more family-friendly, easier and faster to hike than its bigger brother but has similar incredible views at the top! 

Standing at only 357 meters above sea level, it's still impressive the panoramic views that the summit provides. Views include of the Nedstrandsfjord, Lysevatnet lake, country farms, pine forests, and beyond! 

Getting there

Car

Located less than an hour from Haugesund. Drive on E134 to Grinde, before turning onto Road 515 to Hinderåvåg. Park behind the church

Bus 

Take bus 246 towards Nedstrand - Amdal from the Haugesund Bus Terminal. And get off at the Hinderåvåg bus stop. The bus journey is 1 hr. and 5 min. Tickets can be purchased from Kolumbus bus company. 

Trail description

From the parking lot, follow the sidewalk for about 750 meters over the bridge at Osmundvika. From the trailhead, follow the red "T's" signposts up the trail and into the lush pine forest. You'll then get views of the farmland pastures before continuing up the mountain. Soon there will be open areas for you to view the fjord. When you reach the summit be particularly careful of your footing. You can return the same way you ascended. 

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