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Hike to Skrelia

Skrelia, 4580, Norway
+47 38 33 48 33
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Great walk - easy for everybody

This walk was very nice, a lot to see and not difficult, I want to go there again in the summer to... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2016
KristinJona
,
Mandal, Norway
Perfect day out

A beautiful mostly gentle walk with stunning views. Mountains, lakes, waterfalls, fjords... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2013
aki10
,
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Skrelia is the most recommended area for hiking in Lyngdal. The mountain is only 350 meters high but the terrain can easily be associated with the highlands. The wonderful view combined with the view of the waterfall running down the polished mountain, makes a remarkable view. This is an easy terrain for hiking. There are many inviting small lakes for hikers who need to cool down. There are many marked trails in this open terrain, and they are of various lengths. There are trails for most people and most are on polished mountains. Some places you may need to cross brooks and areas of marsh and heather. Heather is Norway’s national flower. The shortest trail starts at the parking lot and goes straight to the waterfall. The hike takes about 10 minutes. You may use this trail as the starting point to the other marked trails in the area. Expect to spend 2-3 hours through Rassveda, around Sandvann and Homso. Here you will find an exceptional viewpoint. At this location you may see the ruins of an old fortress dating back to 500 A.D. It is also possible to walk down the mountain alongside the waterfall all the way to the fjord. On the way you will notice remnants of earlier mills and sawmills. Direction: From the town centre of Lyngdal follow the road to apta. Drive 3 km to you see the sign “Skrelia”. From here it is 9 km on a curvy gravel road to the parking lot. You cannot miss it! From the parking lot walk 50 meters to the gate that marks the beginning of the trails to Skrelia. The trails are marked with red/ yellow paint directly on the mountain. Hiking to Skrelia is reviewed in the book ”Oppdag Lister” from 2009.
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19 Mar 2016
“Great walk - easy for everybody”
16 Aug 2013
“Perfect day out”
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Skrelia, 4580, Norway
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+47 38 33 48 33
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

This walk was very nice, a lot to see and not difficult, I want to go there again in the summer to have another look

1  Thank KristinJona
Reviewed 16 August 2013 via mobile

A beautiful mostly gentle walk with stunning views. Mountains, lakes, waterfalls, fjords, stunning colours. You can swim in the lakes. There is no shelter if it rains so be prepared.

2  Thank aki10
Reviewed 3 August 2013

The area around Skrelia is very nice for a hike with wonderful views of the fjords below. You reach it by car around 10-20 km from Lyngdal on a narrow, twisty, dirt road. It is clearly worth the trip though.

2  Thank SwedenSkibum
Reviewed 10 November 2012

Easy access. Feels like being high up in the mountais, but actually just a few hundred meters from the nearby fjord. Excellent view - overlooking the fjord to Farsund. Possibility for grilling as well as table/benches. Marked hiking routes. A must if you go to...More

5  Thank Helge59
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