Vikanuten Hiking Trail

Spectacular hike and viewpoint 1065 metres above the village Jondal

Essential info

  • Destination: Hardanger
  • Season: June–October
  • Difficulty: Expert
  • Distance: 7.4 kilometers (loop)
  • Elevation Gain: 1,030 meters
  • Duration: 5.5–7.5 hours

About Vikanuten

The hike takes you high above the village Jondal, enjoy the view and stop and take a look at the mountain farm Fjellstøl on your way back to Sætveit. 

Getting there

You can walk directly from the village of Jondal. 1 kilometer south of Jondal you hit the trail from the parking lot in Sætveit. If you have a car there is free parking for up to 6 cars at the starting point in Sætveit.

Trail description

The trail starts with a 1000 meter ascent toward Vikanuten. No flat sections. The hike can be done as a loop. Follow the marked trail toward Fjellstølen and then start the descend down to Sætveit. The trail flattens out from Vikanuten to Fjellstøl and you pass a couple of small lakes. 

Where to stay

Hardangerfjord lodge is the perfect place to stay on Jondal. Great food and cozy rooms.


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