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Glæra Hiking Trail

Follow an old farm road through a wild valley near the Gamle Strynefjellsvegen scenic route

Essential info

  • Destination: Nordfjord
  • Season: June-October
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 4.5 kilometers (point‑to‑point)
  • Elevation Gain: 150 meters
  • Duration: 1-2 hours

About Glæra

Glæra is an old farming road between the Skjerdingsdalssætra farm and the old stone-vault bridge called Jøl bru. The trail is surrounded by steep mountains with a rushing river to keep you company. 

This trail works best as a point-to-point hike through the valley, so have someone pick you up at the other end if possible. It can be hiked in both directions, but if you start at Skjerdingsdalssætra the trail is mostly downhill.

Getting there

The recommended starting point at Skjerdingsdalssætra is along Road 15 between Hjelle and Grotli. It is 3.7 kilometres from the western endpoint of Norwegian Scenic Route Gamle Strynefjellsvegen.

The trail then ends at Jøl bru, along Road 15, where there is roadside parking available.

Trail description

Follow the road down towards the farm buildings and look for a trail to the left. It can be a bit difficult to spot the trail in the early stages since the grazing animals break up the land.

If you lose the trail, just set your sights on the bridge across the river further down the valley. Cross the bridge, and with the trail now much clearer, continue down the valley.

As you near the end, the trail will enter the woods and head up a bit from the river, before the final descent back down to the road and Jøl bru.


  • Free parking


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