Attractions in Odda

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The Trolltongue

The length of 10.1 km is the one - one - way. Total day length is thus the double. Estimated time of 8 hours is considered t / r, day trip. The Trolltongue is a mountain cliff  700 meters above Ringedalsvannet in Skjeggedal. The view from the Trolltongue is mildly spectacular, and the feeling when you step on the Tongue is an adventure you will remember for a long long time. Exit from Highway 13 in Tyssedal and drive a narrow but good road approx. 7 km up to Skjeggedal. Here you can park where the funicular (trolley car) starts. The trolley line is no longer in operation due to new EEA directives. To the right of the car path you will find the path up to Måglitopp. There is a clear and well used, but steep trail that rises about 450 meters. The trail goes on relatively flat inward. Turn right and follow the sign and T-marked trail. Then go to Trombeskar where the trail takes off against Tyssevassbu.The trail to Trolltunga continues eastward and down to Store Floren, where you can see pieces of a stable for horses used by plant operations for power development in the early 1900s. There is running water and a nice picnic area. Moreover, the trip over Hesteflåene and the river Endåno, where you can see quite clearly traces of construction. The path goes on past Tysshøl which has a nice beach. Now, you are almost there with the tour's highlight: Trolltunga. It is possible to walk to the edge but show extreme caution! From the area it is possible to reach other cottages on the western plateau as Tyssevassbu, Kvanntjønsbu and Mosdalsbu. There are many spectacular viewpoints around Ringedalsvatnet, and a half hour walk south you come to the pulpit.

Museums and churches

Odda church

Odda Church was built in 1870. On the altar, there are two paintings; the crucifixion and the Holy Communion. You can find information about the services at Odda county's homepage.

Skare church

Skare Church was consecrated in 1926. "Chapel church" was built in timber according to old tradition.

Nature

Tourist path to Folgefonna

There are several known tourists paths to Folgefonna. One of them is a 3 hours walk from the centre of Odda. Take your skis on the back and be prepared for the tough climbing. But coming on the top and enjoying skis for example in the middle of July is worth it. Path leads to the cottage Holmaskjær.

Hardangervidda

In 1981 a big area of this mountain plateau became protected as National Park. The landscape is very varied. In the central and eastern parts there are open, almost flat plateaus, while in the south and west the area is broken up by high mountain ridges, reaching some 1700 metres in height. In Hardangervidda contains the largest herds of wild reindeer in Europe and also other animals can be seen here, for example rare arctic fox. Area houses a glacier, Hardangerjøkulen, the sixth largest ice-cap in continental Norway.

Hardangervidda offers many activity possibilities, like hiking, biking, hunting or skiing. In 1981 a big area of this mountain plateau became protected as National Park. The landscape is very varied. In the central and eastern parts there are open, almost flat plateaus, while in the south and west the area is broken up by high mountain ridges, reaching some 1700 metres in height.   In Hardangervidda contains the largest herds of wild reindeer in Europe and also other animals can be seen here, for example rare arctic fox.   Area houses a glacier, Hardangerjøkulen, the sixth largest ice-cap in continental Norway.   Hardangervidda offers many activity possibilities, like hiking, biking, hunting or skiing.

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Oddadalen (the valley of waterfalls) and Låtefoss

Oddadalen, or the Odda valley, is the gate to Odda from the south. The valley is narrow, with steep mountain sides and a wild river next to the road. When driving through the valley, you will see 5 big waterfalls, one of them the famous twin waterfall Låtefoss.

Buer valley and Buer glacier

Buer glacier is an arm of Folgefonna glacier, the third largest glacier in Norway. The road to the glacier leads through the Buer valley surrounded by beautiful and wild nature and steep mountains. The distance from the centre of Odda and from the Hardanger Hotel to the glacier is app. 8 km. The whole trip to the glacier and back takes app. 3 hours.

The Oddmund stone

It is a big stone located at Hildal, app. 10 min drive from Odda centre. A stone fell down the 12th of March 1978, and it has been named after the landowner Oddmund Hildal.