Hæreid Hiking Trail

  • Hodna

    Hodna Photo: Heidi Kvamsdal

  • Hæreid 1

    Hæreid 1 Photo: Heidi Kvamsdal

  • Hæreid 2

    Hæreid 2 Photo: Heidi Kvamsdal

  • Hæreid 3

    Hæreid 3 Photo: Marit Stadheim

  • Hodna 2

    Hodna 2 Photo: Heidi Kvamsdal

Essential info

  • Destination: Eidfjord
  • Season: January-November
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 5.6 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 110 meters
  • Duration: 1-1.5 hours

About Hæreid

Enjoy this historical and beautiful hike starting in the center of Eidfjord, taking you up to the top of Hæreid and bringing you back an alternate route for the perfect round-trip adventure.

Trail description

Enjoy the walk along the river to the Eidfjord lake followed by a 10-minute uphill climb to Hæreid. Here, you will see the 350 burial mounds from the Iron-and Viking ages have been found. Continue through farm land in fascinating scenery. Enjoy the final view over the center of Eidfjord from the viewpoint, Hodna. 


  • You can purchase a cultural history map at the tourist office.


  • You will find all of the necessary amenities in the center of Eidfjord. 

Where to stay

There are a few hotel options in the center of Eidfjord: 


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