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Hiking and walking in Bamble

The district of Bamble offers plenty of great walks. Hike through the forest, stroll by the sea, or take the coastal footpath and enjoy a mixture of both. There are plenty of hills to climb in Bamble. At the area’s most popular viewpoint, Hørsfjell, you can emerge from the magical pinewoods to look out over the skerries.

Jan Kristiansen

A network of waymarked trails covers the coastal part of the district, and especially the most notable ridges and peaks in Bamble’s forested hinterland. There is also an extensive network of forest roads suitable for bikes and buggies.

One place that’s well worth visiting is Trolldalen, tucked away behind the islets and skerries. Trolldalen is just one kilometre from Valle, right on the coast, and can be reached from the Valleveien road or from the sea. Here you will find the remains of the massive fortifications constructed by the Germans during the Second World War. Explore the bunkers, passageways and gun emplacements up close.

Copyright Christer L Sørensen

Many people believe these fortifications were built as a result of a navigational error by the Germans. The story has it that the fortress should have been built at another place called Trolldalen, near Kristiansand.

  • A hiking map of Bamble, published in 2010, shows all the hiking trails in the district.
  • The coastal path from Stathelle to Vinjestranda, scheduled to be finished in the summer of 2012, will be a fabulous walk.

Please call the tourist office at +47 35 90 55 20 for more information.

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