Experience the highest peak on Tysnes Island. The hike is around 4 kilometers in total and is moderately challenging.
With a 360-degree view and beautiful landscape, it's no wonder that many locals at Tysnes rate this hike as their favorite. Perhaps it will be yours too?
You have probably heard that "all roads lead to Rome"? It is the same for those who want to visit Tysnes' highest peak 752 meters above sea level. There are several starting points to choose from when hiking to Tysnessåto, depending on how long of a hike you prefer.
Some of the most used (and marked) trails to Tysnessåto starts at:
In this article, we have chosen the fastest route starting at Myrdal. If you want a longer hike, or are struggling with bad knees, the other options are just as good.
From Myrdal, you can reach the summit in less than an hour if your fitness level is quite good. However, there is no need to hurry in this beautiful nature.
How to get to the starting point by car from Bergen:
Follow road E39 to Halhjem. (Takes about half an hour from the city center. Follow the signs to Stavanger). At Halhjem you take the ferry to Våge on Tysnes (35 min crossing). We recommend to check the ferry schedule in advance.
Shortly after disembarking from the ferry at Våge, you'll get to a roundabout. Choose the second exit (signposted Norheimsund). After about 10 minutes, you'll see signs to Myrdal and turn right. After a couple of minutes, you'll arrive at Myrdal and already gained a couple of hundred meters in altitude without breaking a sweat. Just before Myrdal farm, follow the gravel road to the left, towards the parking lot.
The hike starts with beautiful Sherpa steps that were build in the fall of 2022. This impressive work continues in 2023, and if you're lucky, you might see the Sherpas in action. If you do, take a small detour not to disturb them.
Further up Buskaret, it's relatively steep before you continue on the even steeper Gråuro. After this, the landscape flattens out, and you can enjoy a beautiful view towards Bjørnafjorden and Folgefonna Glacier.
- During the summer season, we recommend a visit to Myrdal Farm after the hike. Enjoy a oven-baked pizza or homemade ice cream from the restaurant. Buy some award-winning cheese, and other local products in the farm shop. Remember to check the opening hours in advance.
- If you're a guest at Haaheim Gaard, you're also close to one of the starting points for the hike to Tysnessåto called Dalen. A hotel stay and a hike on Tysnes is a delightful combination!
- Every year in July, the local music festival Tysnesfest organize a free concert on the top of Tysnessåto. This is an experience you won't soon forget!
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