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Hæreid Hiking Trail

Take a historical hike from the center of Eidfjord

  • Photo: Heidi Kvamsdal

  • Photo: Heidi Kvamsdal

  • Photo: Heidi Kvamsdal

  • Photo: Marit Stadheim

  • Photo: Heidi Kvamsdal

Essential info

  • Destination: Hardanger
  • Season: January-December
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 5.6 kilometers (loop)
  • Elevation Gain: 140 meters
  • Duration: 1-1.5 hours

About Hæreid

Take a nature stroll from the center of Eidfjord, visiting Eidfjord Lake, ancient burial mounds, and a viewpoint above the village. 

Getting there

The village of Eidfjord is situated at the tip of the fjord of the same name, and is the western endpoint of Norwegian Scenic Route Hardangervidda.

Trail description

The trail begins from the tourist information office by the fjord.

Head away from the fjord, aiming for the service station along Road 7. Just before reaching the service station, turn left and walk over the bridge. Turn right once you cross the bridge and continue along the river. The trail will bring you to Eidfjord Lake where you can stop for a break. 

The trail then takes an uphill climb to Hæreid where there are 350 burial mounds from the Iron and Viking ages. Continue through farmland before reaching the turn off for Hodna Viewpoint, with views over Eidfjord.

The trail continues back down towards the fjord and into the village along the road.


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


  • Free parking


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Download trail descriptions, maps, and guides in the Outtt app.

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