Samlen Hiking Trail

Hike from Åsleite in Hardanger to the viewpoint Samlen

Essential info

  • Destination: Hardanger
  • Season: April–October
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 4.7 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 520 meters
  • Duration: 3.5–5 hours

About Samlen

The view at the top is spectacular, but it takes some effort to get there. The trail is partly very steep. A ladder takes you up the steepest sections. Be aware of slippery trail if you are hiking when it rains. The hike to Samlen is perfect if you are driving National Scenic Routes in Hardanger or visiting the village Herand or Jondal. 

Getting there

The trail starts at Åsleite, 4,6 km north of the village Herand. 

Trail description

From the parking place, pass the bridge, continue on a gravel road through a farm yard, then you are on the marked trail. Along the route there are several information boards. Interesting geology and flora. Some steep parts have stairs. Take a break at one of the benches along the trail.

Where to stay

Stay at Hardangerfjord Lodge in Jondal for a couple of days and hike the neighbouring mountains.


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