Over Sognefjorden to Huldafossen

Over Sognefjorden to Huldafossen

By car through around fjords with ascent

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The way in car in the area of the National Park Jostedalsbreen towards the south, the ferry across Sognefjord to town Fresvik will take about 6 hours with all the stops. There is nowhere to hurry, the surrounding countryside is beautiful. Indeed, it is not possible to rush on the Norwegian roads (that are in excellent condition) with all the bends, tunnels, bridges and occasional ferry anyway. It is possible to find a place for a tent on the right behind Fresvik in the direction to the mountains and afternoon use for a little walk to the waterfall, or rather a pair of waterfalls Huldafossen. 

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Stardalen

Early in the morning we leave Hoyset and Stardalen valley in the National Park Jostedalsbreen. We get onto the international road E39 and keep here until the town Skei.

 

Stardalen

Kjosnefjorden

We continue left along the road No.5. Above the mirror waters of Kjosnefjorden stretch wisps of fog.

 

Kjosnefjorden

Sognefjord

We continue on the road no.55 from the town Sogndalsfjora along the fjord Sognefjord up to the ferry port at the settlement of Hella. Within half an hour we are on the water.

Sognefjord

Sognefjord

The surrounding mountains along the fjord rise steeply, the top of Tjugatoten pictured on the left has a height of 1 098 m asl. Also here leads a path.

Sognefjord

Kvinnefossen

Only from the ferry are nicely visible the waters of waterfall rushing on the rock, below which we have recently passed.

 

Kvinnefossen

Fresvik

After landing in Vangsnes we continue on the road No.602 and later No.182 back east along Sognefjord up to the town Fresvik.

 

Fresvik

Camping by the river

From Fresvik we head along the narrow road in the southwest direction into inland. The asphalt road is replaced by paved road and tents can be placed somewhere near the mountain river Storelvi.

 

Camping by the river

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It is possible to use the afternoon for a shorter walk up the valley. After about 1 kilometer we get to the typical small buildings and pastures for sheep. We continue away from them along a narrow path up.

 

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Tundalen

On the left opens a beautiful view of the valley Tundalen. A path leads through it along which it is possible to ascend up to the countryside of glacial lakes at an altitude of about 1300 m asl. It's a nice day hike.

 

Tundalen

Fresvikbreen

After another gradual ascent along the path leading between the trees appears a view of the destination of this hike – a pair of waterfalls Huldafossen, over which is visible also the source glacier Fresvikbreen.

 

Fresvikbreen

Huldafossen

We can gradually get closer to the waterfall along the narrow path. Further continuation is already in free terrain and depends on courage.

 

Huldafossen

Storedalen

Below us also opens the view back into the valley Storedalen, through which proceeded to the waterfall.

 

Storedalen

Next to the roaring waters

Enjoy the waterfall means getting as close as possible. It depends on the passability of terrain and the level of resistance to the omnipresent water fragments.

Next to the roaring waters

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