Topographic map, Norway 1: 50 000 Kvinnherad - sheet 1214 1.
Start and stopping point
Forest road at Vika.
Turn left at the first intersection, approx. 50 meters before the Åkra bridge.
Drive approx. 500 meters and turn left by the mailbox stand and the Vikastøl sign. There is a parking lot (lower) by the gate at the beginning of the forest road. Parking fee: 20 kr.
By paying a fee of 50 kr., you can drive 3km. on the forest road to 400m AMSL.
There is a parking lot (upper) at the end of the road, right after the bridge. There are signs to Vikastøl.
There is an information board by the lower parking lot.
There are no markings along the forest road.
There are T Markings from the upper parking lot.
Grading - from the lower parking lot.
Moderate hike, two boots according to the DNT system.
Difference in altitude
100 - 600m AMSL
4 hours round trip from the lower parking lot.
2 hours round trip from the upper parking lot.
Remember to bring money for the toll.
Please close all gates behind you.
One alternative can be to follow the path further along the west side of lake Børsstølsvatnet to Fjellhaugen Ski Center. The hike to Vikastølen is also an exciting trip on skis.
There is a good and clear path in easy terrain approx. 2.5 km from the upper parking lot north to Vikastølen. The path follows the power lines. The path divides below the Stølshaugen. Turn right to Vasstølen or continue straight to Vikastølen. A simple bridge crosses the river just south of Stølsvatnet. This is a hike that is rich in experiences for both children and adults, up close with the beautiful landscape of Åkra, including the surrounding wilderness and moutain areas.