At Flatheim you can explore outdoor activities that bring you close to nature. Magnificent outdoor experiences, local flavors, fishing or cold-water swimming in the river. There are many reasons why you should visit Flatheim og Gaularfjellet.
At Flatheim you can explore outdoor activities that bring you close to nature. Magnificent outdoor experiences, local flavours, fishing or cold-water swimming in the river. There are many reasons why you should visit Flatheim og Gaularfjellet.
Enjoying nature by bicycle is a unique experience. Pedal away until you get to Utsikten – the viewpoint at the top of Gaularfjellet. Make sure to stop and admire the many mountain lakes and waterfalls along the way. Perhaps you will go for a refreshing swim? Enjoy a homemade packed lunch by Gaularvassdraget, which is a protected river and waterfall.
Going for a swim in the river is very refreshing. It is a perfect way to start the day or at your convenience. With a towel, a bathrobe, handknitted socks and a thermos with a hot drink prepared especially for you – a unique and refreshing swimming experience is guaranteed.
Exploring the walking trail Fuglestien «Fuglar i Fosseheimen» takes you close to nature. Here you can learn about, and perhaps catch a glimpse of, the most common birds in our area. We have made several bird houses where the birds can build their nests. Along the path you can also see other animals or stop for a lunch break on one of the benches.
The hike to Storefjellet with its almost 1182 meters above sea level starts close to Flatheim. With a homemade packed lunch in your backpack and good hiking shoes, the reward the mountain has to offer is the magnificent panoramic view that awaits you when you reach the top. The walk is 7 km long. It is a T-marked foot trail meaning it has been marked with red T´s by the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT). Highly recommended!
Utsikten at Gaularfjellet is one of the many magnificent viewpoints along the route. The viewpoint is located at the highest point of the ascent from Vetlefjorden and has a spectacular view over a lush and beautiful landscape. Riksveg 13 (Highway 13) is a winding road that takes you up through the steep mountainous landscape.
Fossestien is a marked walking trail that takes you from Gaularfjellet and down towards Gaularvassdraget, first in a mountainous landscape, then through forests and hills, and finally through pastures and tiny villages. It is an easy walk and is suitable for most people. It has a walking altitude of 500 meters and a walking distance of 21 km and. You can choose to walk the complete trail or only cover parts of it – whatever suits you.
Visit Ciderhuset in Balestrand. In Ciderhuset you can taste and purchase various types of local fruit drinks from Balholm. The production takes place in what used to be the village´s fruit storage building and is located 200 meters from Ciderhuset. The farm shop offers a variety of more than 30 types of locally produced fruit drinks. We recommend that you visit the farm restaurant which offers local flavours with a local personal twist.
Jøl Bru is a bridge situated on the route from Hjelledalen up towards Strynetfjellet. When the road over Strynefjellet became open all year round from the 1970s, the bridge was replaced with a new one, and the old bridge is now easy to miss as you drive along. But if you stop and get out of the car, you can enjoy the art of bridgebuilding up close. The bridge from 1883 is an impressive sight and the canyon it traverses is also spectacular in its own right.