locality

Odlandshølen

58°35’37.038”N6°6’54.49”E

Odlandshølen

Easy hike in Bjerkreim, 1-3 hours

How to get there

From E39 to Bjerkreim  and then Odland. Parking 1 km NE of Odland. Follow the road past the quay to Ørsdølen.

Accessibility: Easy hike. Marked trails.

Duration: 1-3 hours.

Special conditions:

  • Park at the parking place and show respect for private land.
  • Show respect to animals along the trail.
  • Don’t forget to close grinds behind you so that animals would not get away.
  • Dogs have to be on leash
  • Leave nothing but footprints!
What Three Words

Geology and nature

This locality is entirely within the Bjerkreim – Sokndal layered intrusion and on the northern side of a large fold structure. The steep valley wall in a field on the south side of Ørsdalsvatnet exposes many angular blocks of rock enclosed in a coarse grained matrix. On your way along this route you can see a fine example of an outcrop that has been eroded to produce a rounded hollow. This type of smooth erosion surface can only be produced by running water and was formed at the end of the last Ice Age when enormous volumes of water flowed away from the melting ice.

A great view over the landscape from the top of the hill at Hytland.

Pictures from Odlandshølen

 

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