Ramnstokunuten is a rising star in the region! The new hiking icon in Dirdal is conveniently located along the drive between Stavanger and Kjerag, and well worth a visit. The short but incredibly steep roundtrip offers fantastic views on the Høgfjord and Frafjord.

Ramnstoknuten is located at the “junction” between the Høgsfjord and Frafjord. Despite its unique location and stunning views, the hike has been relatively unknown, until recently. Traditionally, visitors hiked to Ramnstoknuten from Giljastølen, which is a fairly long and demanding excursion. Locals have now upgraded the incredibly steep trail from Dirdal, so that is now possible to hike straight up.

The trailhead is located at Dirdal marina. From the harbor, follow the river a short distance to a bridge. At the side of the river, hikers have two options. You can either go to the left and hike up “Mulen” (closest to the fjord) or go straight up through “Skaret” (saddle in English). If you want a roundtrip, it is recommended to hike Mulen up and Skaret down. The trail up Mulen is airy and demanding, and a few hundred meters longer.

The trails are well signposted and marked. Although this is a short hike, it is very steep. In 2 km, you will gain 600 meters of elevation! The views thus come quickly. If you are lucky enough to hike in nice weather, you will be rewarded with fantastic views on the Høgsfjord and Frafjord.

Due to steep terrain, it takes almost the same time to hike down as up. It is recommended to go down Skaret, regardless of whether you have chosen the roundtrip or not.

Source: ut.no

Difficulty Demanding
Distance 4 km (roundtrip)
Duration 4-5 hours
Total elevation gain 600m
Season Mai – Oktober
Link to hiking map coming soon
GPX-file Ramnstoknuten (GPX)


Driving directions and Parking

From Stavanger, take the E39 to Ålgård. Turn off at fv 450 to Oltedal. 8 km past Oltedal, you will find the exit to Dirdal.

From Byrkjedalstunet, drive fv 350 towards Oltedal. 10 km past Byrkjedalstunet, you will see the exit to Dirdal.

Don’t park at Dirdal marina. Park at Dirdalstraen Gardsutsalg or other suitable and safe places in Dirdal.

Public Transportation

Kolumbus – lokalbuss 48
From Ålgård to Dirdal. The name of the bus stop is «Dirdal fv. 450»

NOTE! The bus has few departures and only runs on school days. Please check the bus schedule carefully.

Nearest Accommodation
Lysefjord Code of Conduct
  • Plan your trip according to your ability and current conditions. Pay attention to the weather – listen to local advice.

  • Be prepared and bring necessary equipment, including good footwear, rain/wind proof clothing, a torch, hat, gloves and an extra set of warm clothes. Expect the unexpected. Bring a backpack with a packed lunch, extra snacks and water.

  • Leave no trace. Take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints. Behave responsible, taking other hikers’ and nature’s wellbeing into account.

  • Bring a map. Follow marked trails and pay attention to signs and information boards along the way. If you lose your way, be on the lookout for cairns of rocks or red Ts. Please do not make your own cairns.

  • You hike at your own risk. Turn around in time.

  • In case of an emergency – call 113.