Kiellandbu: The hidden cabin above the secret fjord

Picture yourself wandering through misty mountain valleys, along bubbling creeks and across wooden bridges. In the distance, a raven sends its gloomy call across the mountains. After a steep uphill, you enter flat ground of grass and moss. The fog suddenly lifts, and in front of you lies a small cabin, spectacularly placed near the edge of a cliff. Behind it you catch a glimpse of a narrow fjord, and near the horison: a perfectly white glacier. Welcome to Kiellandbu, a place of mountain magic.

Trip outline

We start at the carpark near Hodnaberg Powerplant, close to the lake called Hamlagrøvatnet. This means we are in the mountains right from the start. At first we follow a gravel road south, then onto a marked path that forks near Kvålsdalstjørni. We cross a sway bridge, then follow the path south through Hardingaskardet. A steep hill takes us up to Sveindalseggi, and on to Kiellandbu. Here we enjoy our lunch and marvel at the beautiful scenery. 

On the return trip we either follow the same path back to Hodnaberg, or traverse Sveindalsnuten (1065) to enjoy the views. Maybe you might fancy a swim in a cool, clear mountain lake?

Reasons to go

This place is a true gem. Easily accessible, no crowds, varied and authentic mountain scenery and an immensely beautiful view from Kiellandbu. Lovely rivers and mountain farms, with colourful mountain flowers accompanying us along the way. 

Season and availability

Trips are run weekly on Fridays and Sundays throughout summer. It is also possible to book this trip on a date that suits you better. Send us an email or call us for information about availability.

Physical requirements

This trip is suitable for healthy people with basic hiking experience. 

Necessary equipment

Sturdy hiking shoes or hiking boots, waterproof clothing (shell layer), small rucksack (20 litres), an extra shirt, an extra sweater, beanie or knit cap, sunglasses, sun lotion, snacks or packed lunch, water bottle. Trekking poles are recommended.

Prices and terms

The price is NOK 1190 per person. Bookings close 24 hours prior to the announced meeting times. By booking this trip, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed upon our Terms of service and Risk and liability statement.

Included in the price:

  • An experienced guide during your whole trip.
  • A light meal of locally crafted food, including coffee or tea.
  • All necessary safety equipment

Not included in the price: External transport services. Rental of ordinary hiking equipment.

Minimum group size: 2. Maximum group size: 10. We cater for larger groups on request. Please contact us for a customized experience.

How to get to the starting point

From Voss, follow E16 towards Bulken. Exit right towards Bulken, then towards Hamlagrø, crossing the bridge above E16. Follow road number 314 towards Hamlagrø for 12 km, passing through pleasant scenery on the way. Exit left to Hodnaberg. Approximately 30 min drive from Voss.

Contact us

If you have questions or enquiries, please contact us by calling +47 93484041 or email us at post@wildvoss.no.

Kiellandbu details

Estimated total distance: 12 km.

Estimated total duration: 5-6 hours round trip, including breaks.

Total ascent: 350 meters.

Trip grading: Easy to moderate. 

Family friendly: Yes, suitable for kids aged 8 and above.

Meeting point: At the parking area near Hodnaberg Power plant, no later than 10 a.m. Alternative meeting point: Voss railway station at 9.30 a.m. Transport service from Voss to Hodnaberg and back can be arranged (please specify upon booking).

Transport service: Yes, but limited. Please ask us about a pick-up and transport service upon booking. An additional cost of no less than NOK 150,- per person will apply.

Public transport service available: No.

Photo credits

Espen Haagensen/www.mintur-foto.no

 

Highlights

  • View of the beautiful fjord Fyksesund
  • Unique cabin in a spectacular position
  • Wild, steep mountains with rivers and patches of snow

Route

  1. Voss