Nature Experience Chair 'Boulder' Hiking Trail

Art in nature

  • Erfaringsstol Steinen ved Hellefossen, elva Etna.
The Nature Experience Chair by Hellfossen, River Etna.

    Erfaringsstol Steinen ved Hellefossen, elva Etna. The Nature Experience Chair by Hellfossen, River Etna. Photo: Thor Østbye

Essential info

  • Destination: Land
  • Season: April-November
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 1.7 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 10 meters
  • Duration: 0.5-1 hours

About Nature Experience Chair 'Boulder'

The nature experience chair ‘Boulder’ can be found close to Hellefossen in Etnedal municipality. The Boulder was created by Peder Istad.

We wish to invite people to come and visit the diverse and species-rich nature that exists along Land’s and Etnedal’s watercourses with our exhibition ‘Nature Experience Chairs in the Dokka Delta Ecosystem’. The nature experience chairs can be found in diverse ‘nature spaces’ from Synnfjell in the north to Randsfjorden in the south. Art installations can act as trip destinations to encourage people to spend more time outdoors and develop a different perspective of nature. The diverse nature spaces tell a story of the landscape through the seasons and the relationships that exist between people and nature. We welcome the rain and the wind, the smell of mires and blossom, bubbling becks and ephemeral views, ancient creatures and the flapping of wings. 

Art in nature can be used to encourage people away from vulnerable conservation areas to designated ‘nature spaces’, offering the same experience without disturbing the balance of nature. 

Take a walk to the artwork, enjoy being surrounded by nature. 

There are 13 different nature experience chairs placed in different environments in Etnedal, Nordre Land and Søndre Land:

Huldreputten

Bird

Soaring Feeling

Bird's Nest

Windblown

Bench

Ant

Boulder

Lundebru 

• Tricky

Fish

• Birdhouse

Huginn and Muninn

More information here: https://www.dokkadeltaet.no/en/living-wetland/erfaringsstoler

Getting there

Starting at in the centre of Dokka follow fv33 towards Etnedal for 16.7km. Take the exit to the right onto fv251 immediately before crossing the River Etna. Follow this road for 7km towards Lundebru where we have our nature experience chair Erfaringsstol 'Lundebru' . You can park here and walk the last bit or continue to drive along the gravel road towards Hellefossen. 

Trail description

The hike starts at the carpark at Lundebru. Follow the gravel road to the right just before you reach Lundebru bridge. Follow this road for 500 metres to where the nature experience chair The Boulder can be found on the left next to Hellefossen. 

Facts

  • Bring swimwear, there are lots of good swimming possibilities in both the River Etna and by Hellefossen.
  • No special footwear is required as most of the walk is along a gravel road.

Amenities

  • Free parking at Lundebru.
  • Swimming possibilities.

Where to stay

Close to Dokka centre you will find accommodation at Dokka Camping, Dokka motel and Ankalterud Gård. Further away from Dokka you will find accommodation at Haugtun (Aust-Torpa), Ullsaker Øvre Gjestegård (Vest-Torpa), Etna Familiecamping (Etnedal), Lyngstrand Camping og Totenåsen Sportell. There is also the possibility to stay at Spåtind Sport Hotel in Synnfjellet. Here you will find apartments and rooms, a café, and a restaurant and bar.

Map

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