Hike hidden Sokkanuten to get a unique perspective on the mouth of the Lysefjord. From the top, you can see about 50% of the fjord, its only two islands, the towns of Forsand and Oanes, and the Lysefjord bridge.

From Lysefjorden hyttegrend, we have marked a nice roundtrip to the top and back. The trailhead is located at the parking lot behind the reception. The first part follows the old route between Levik and Høllesli, through sparse mixed forest. The trail goes steeply up a moraine ridge. When the birch forest give way for bearberry shrubs, the views open up. Just below you, you can see the Lysefjord bridge. The last stretch towards the top, you walk on bare rock. It can be slippery when wet!

From the top, the roundtrip trail turns northwards along the ridge and down from the saddle towards to cultivated fields east of Erevika. Return via the small pond of Eikelitjødna.


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Difficulty Moderate
Distance 4 km round-trip
Duration 2-3 hours round-trip
Total elevation gain 350m
Season Year-round
Link to hiking map
GPX-file Sokkanuten (GPX)
Driving directions and Parking

From Jørpeland, drive south (14 km) towards Oanes. Follow the signs to Lysefjorden Hyttegrend.

From Sandnes, drive east to Lauvvik. Take the ferry to Oanes. Follow the signs to Lysefjorden Hyttegrend (1.5 km past Oanes quay).

From the east, take the (car)ferry to Forsand. Drive north. Turn left after the Lysefjord bridge and follow the signs to Lysefjorden Hyttegrend (1.5 km after the bridge). 

Parking at Lysefjorden Hyttegrend.

Public Transportation

Click here for information regarding the ferries operating in the Lysefjord.

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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.