This dayhike went to one of my favourite peaks in Rogaland, the Fannafjellet mountain. The view from the top is absolutely spectacular, overlooking deep valleys and steep surrounding mountain ridges.

Driving through a farm road to the parking

The drive itself up to the Espedalen parking area is enchanting, especially in the summertime. You are surrounded by a lush valley split by the Espedal river at the drive up from Helle. Driving along the Espedals lake the majestic Einarknuten mountain appears, much resembling the one from the movie “Close encounters of the third kind”.

Einarknuten mountain on the right

During the first 30 minutes of the trail it is a steep ascent, but once you feel the lovely breeze against your cheeks and are immediately cooled down.

At the plateau after the first steep part of the trail

From there on up the inclination levels out and is easier towards the top, located at 854 msl., which is reached after appx. two and a half hours.

A lush forest halfway up

As mentioned, the view from the top is nothing short of magnificent. Having a lunch view like this is something I wish everyone could see.

Wow!

I recommend, weather allowing, that when you are on your way down, at the almost very end, stop and take a swim or bath in one of the pools made by the river on the right. There is a sign that says “Bru”, so turn in the forest to the river there and treat yourself to a bath or shower under one of the waterfalls.

The author enjoying a bath in one of the natural pools !

Click here for map and more info 🙂

Erik