Jonstøl - Summer pasture hike

Nov
27

Where idyll meets tradition - make your way to summer pasture farm Jonstølen, a 3 hour hike from Ulvik town center. Catch some of the best views in Ulvik as you stroll along the cider-trail and up the mountainside to the peaceful graze fields tucked into the mountain.

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Starting point 

Tunheim (see map)

About the trail 

Jonstøl is a joint summer pasture farm for several farmers. As a general rule, the mountain farms were in use from Midsummer (June 24th) until a week before Michaelmas (September 29th). Jonstøl was used as a mountain farm in the traditional way until 1952. These days, mainly sheep are taken up the mountainous area to graze during the summer. The farmers visit Jonstøl several times throughout the season to look after their animals. The track has some steep parts on up through Sæberg valley. 

Parking: Tunheim
Parking fee: None
Length: 4 km (one way)
Total ascent: 500 meters
Total walking time: 2 hours (one way)
Season (average year): June – September

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