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great hike, wear boots and take sticks

This is a beautiful somewhat demanding hike that takes a full half day. The views are incredible... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Manhattan, Kansas
Hard hike

Hard - but worth it for the views, the woods, the waterfalls, the schoolchildren's patterns of... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Sandwich, United Kingdom
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Raudmelen (972m) Raudmelen is a mountain which towers 972m over the centre of Balestrand. A hiking trail goes up the mountainside from Balestrand to the top of Raudmelen. This is a demanding hike. From the top you have fantastic views over the...more
Holmen, sentrum, Balestrand 6899, Norway
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

This is a beautiful somewhat demanding hike that takes a full half day. The views are incredible. Trails are well marked. You will meet quite a few other hikers. Pack a lunch and plenty of water. Glad we wore our hiking boots and had hiking...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Hard - but worth it for the views, the woods, the waterfalls, the schoolchildren's patterns of stones and flowers left on the paths

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful hike. It was a rainy day. We were nicely surprised by the hut at the top. The trial was muddy. Be prepared with water proof boots and warm cloth.

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank Yinsandle
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is a beautiful hike, well marked, and fun! It had been raining for a few days before I hiked this, and I was grateful to be in hiking boots, as much of the trail was muddy. Parts of the hike were challenging for me...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank ShellyG23
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I hiked about two hours up, to the place called Burasi. The hiking was moderate, the trail very well marked, the scenery world-class. Alpine flowers in bloom, sheep grazing in the trail, and sweeping views of the fjord.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 15 July 2017

If you are staying in Balestrand (or care to drive there), there is a hike toward Raudmelen leaving from the nature trails not far from the Kviknes Hotel. The hike starts at Belehalli, at the same place as the marked nature trails. Select the red...More

Date of experience: August 2016
7  Thank Wayfarer909
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband climbed Raudmelen in September. The hike up took us 2,5 hours (we had few breaks at the view points). The views were amazing even on a cloudy day. Decided to take another way down via Kallbakk and smaheim. Way back was...More

Date of experience: September 2016
8  Thank kirsimariah2016
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The area offers a number of different trails, but scaling this particular summit is well worth it. The trip should not be underestimates however. The ascent of 972 meters takes roughly 2,5 hours and is easily doable if you are in average physical shape and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
4  Thank 345susanner
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We have spent 4 days in Balestrand end of August, and decided to hire a taxi from Balestrand to Saudal to bring us to the trail head. When in tourist office, kind German visitor offered us a ride. The drive to the trailhead was breathtakingly...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank Mickacat
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Wife and I did the whole thing top to bottom in 5 hours (tracked it on my Garmin 920). Stopped to snack, take in views and sip water. Didn't stay at the top long as it was cold, rainy and windy, but just below the...More

Date of experience: July 2015
9  Thank Luke L
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