Steep path where you have to use ropes, poles and ladders as necessary aids along the way. Fantastic views in several places along the trail, and meeting the mountain farm is the award after the effort. NB! Periodically closed road in the period August 9 - November, read more.
NB! The road to Simadal will be partially closed due to road construction in the period August 9th - November 2021.
The construction work will be ongoing Monday - Thursday from 7 am - 7 pm
It will be open for through traffic:
11 am - 11:30 am
3 pm - 4 pm
7:30 pm - 7:30 am
Sima powerplant, 6.5 km from the centre of Eidfjord
About the trail
Make a left and walk along the fjord until you reach Kjeaneset (a boat house). At Kjeaneset make a right and follow the trail up the very steep mountain side. Ropes and ladders on parts of the trail. Do NOT hike when the trail is wet or covered with snow or ice. Some parts are slippery, and this hike requires hiking boots and great caution. Be aware of steep cliffs. Great views along the trail and from Kjeåsen.
Parking: Sima powerplant
Parking fee: free
Length: 2 km (one way)
Total ascent: 550 meters
Total walking time: 3-4 hours (roundtrip)
Season (average year): May – October (in nice and dry weather)