Fønhusstigen along the Kvervilljuvet
The Kverrvilljuvet is a fascinating gorge of the river Hølera.
Length: ca. 2,5 km one way
Duration: ca. 1−1,5 hrs up
Hight difference: ca. 300 meters
Suitable for children: from approx. 5 years
Parking: at Hølera community centre (signed towards Sæterbygda, approx. 300 m up the road, to the left)
From Bagn, drive South on the E16 for approx. 10 km. Turn right towards Sæterbygda and drive another 300 m. Park by the Hølera School / community center at the designated parking area.
Follow the same road back by foot. After 100 m there is an information board to the right. Walk for another 150 m along the road towards the E16 and turn left by a gravel road. Follow the signs "kultursti" uphill onto a tractor/gravel road and follow it until you arrive to an open area (Fossen) where there’s a small cabin. Here the trail exits to the left along the river and across a stream. By Svaet, during low water levels one can swim in the small basins in the river. Keep following the path to the viewpoint, overlooking the gorge.
Before the viewpoint, a marked but very steep (!) trail leads down to a cave in the river, Trollstugu, which the local author Mikkjel Fønhus wrote about in his novel “Skriket fra Kverviljuvet” (translates to “The cry from the Kvervil Gorge”). At low water level late in the season you may be able to wade into the cave. But the walk along Fønhusstein is also very rewarding in late spring/early summer, when the river goes high during the snow melting and thunders down towards the valley Begnadalen.
Return on the same route back to the car.
- 3 hours
Nature and terrain
- forest area