A historic hiking route that links Jondal and Krossdalen with Sørfjorden. The trail takes you into Folgefonna national park.
Buførevegen - the old trail between Jondal and Sørfjorden
At Reiseter, 330 meters above sea level.
About the trail
This is an historic route connecting Jondal and Krossdalen with Sørfjorden. A rough translation of Buførevegen is “the path to take the cattle and sheep into the mountains”. There are beautiful views of Sørfjorden and the Folgefonna glacier. The hike takes you into the Folgefonna National Park. The trail has been restored with assistance from Sherpas from Nepal rebuilding the trail with stones. Infoboard at Reiseter. Partly steep. Do not continue to hike past the first stone cairn (markers) at Reisetereggje (at 1,200 meters above sea level) without a local guide. The terrain is difficult and challenging.
Parking: Follow the local road 109 3.7 km from the crossing at route 550 by Nå Auto. Limited parking capacity at Reiseter. Only private cars may go all the way up. The road is narrow. Alternative parking at Nå.
Parking fee: free
Length: 6 km (one way)
Total ascent: 900 meters
Total walking time: 3 hours (one way)
Season (average year): June – September. There is a risk of avalanches outside the season.