Balestrand Forest Hike is a 4.4 mile loop trail located near the city of Balestrand that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
If you wanted to create a cliche of natural beauty, it would be Norway (and probably this part of Norway). You'll have no argument with such sentiments on this short trail which combines views down the largest of Norway's majestic waterways, Sognefjord, with a nature trail through the forest above the fjord-side haven of Balestrand. Visitors and artists have been traveling to this small town for more than a century and the scenery has changed little since the first arrivals. With regular summer car ferries, access is a bit easier these days so it makes a good base for further trail, ferry and glacier exploration.