Frøylandsvatnet Lake Hiking Trail
Explore a scenic lake from Bryne center in Jæren
- Destination: Jæren
- Season: January-December
- Difficulty: Medium
- Distance: 8.3 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
- Elevation Gain: 30 meters
- Duration: 2-3 hours
About Frøylandsvatnet Lake
Frøylandsvatnet Lake is a scenic recreation area at the northern end of Bryne town center in Jæren. A clear trail leads along the western shore of the lake and over the 230-meter long, wooden Midgardsormen Bridge to the woods at Njåskogen on the eastern side. The architecturally-designed pedestrian bridge has been placed to encourage exploration and complement the surrounding environment.
The trailhead is in Bryne, a short detour from Norwegian Scenic Route Jæren.
There is plenty of public parking available around the townhall (“rådhus”).
The local train stops in Bryne. From the station it’s just a 5 minute walk to the trailhead.
Access the trailhead behind Storstova civic center, and follow the lake shore. Apart from some early parts under the trees, the trail is a wide gravel path. As you come a bit further along the lake you’ll meet the train tracks and walk alongside these until Midgardsormen Bridge. Once you’ve crossed Midgardsormen, you can choose to explore the trails in Njåskogen or simply take a break and return along the same path.
- Paid/free parking (depends on the day and time)
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