Guided hike to Kjeldestøl from Rosendal
Join in on this scenic hiking trip to Kjeldestøl mountain diary farm from Rosendal.
Kjeldestøl, the name means the pasture (støl) by the water's source or spring (Kjelde), was established sometime between 1600 and 1650. It was used as a summer pasture where the cattle could enjoy the green grass around Kjeldestøl. Between 1875 and 1951 there were seven huts in use from which milkmaids tended a maximum of 60 cows. 1951 marked the last year of dairy farming in the area and the site was subsequently abandoned.
In 2008 restoration work was started with the goal of bringing this beautiful pasture back to its condition circa 1900.
The trip starts from Rosendal Events office at the pier. A van will take you up to Kletta, which is approx. 10 min drive from the pier. (altitude 160 MSL).
We will walk the gravel road to “dinglo” and cross the river on a small suspension bridge. Kjeldestøl Mountain Diary Farm is located at altitude of 380 meters, and the last part to the diary farm is on path.
After visiting the charming mountain farm we will continue up on the ridge, and walk the ridge towards Rosendal, we will pass Storhaug which is our highest point on the hike at alt 533 MSL. The view while we walk on the ridge is amazing towards the fjord and surrounding mountains.
Good to know
- Meeting point: The Pier in Rosendal
- Duration: 5 hrs
- Included: Local guide
- Wear: Good hiking shoes and outdoor clothing
- Bring: Lunch, water bottle and some snacks
- Minimum age: 12 years
- Can be done as a day tour from Bergen with the Hardangerfjord Express Boat
Enjoy the tour!