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Fossøy nature and culture trail

Type:Nature trails

Straumsnesvegen 29, 3853, Vrådal

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nature trail along the water on Fossøy in Vrådal
  • nature trail along the water on Fossøy in Vrådal
  • lock at Nisser in Vrådal
  • the beginning of the nature and culture trail on Fossøy in Vrådal
  • Lock in Vrådal with mount Roholtfjell in the background
  • Vrådal's first campsite
  • Stone Age settlement

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Fossøy is a natural gem that was created during the last ice age with a clear mark of daudis pits.

Archaeological finds along the trail
Archaeological research has resulted in finds of flint deposits from the older and younger Stone Age, iron slag from the Iron Age and traces of population from prehistoric times. The path also passes "Vrådal oldest campsite" from the Stone Age.

Along the path you will find 18 information boards with topics about:
- Straumsnes school
- The lock museum
- Småstraum locks 
- The forest and forestry in the region
-  Quaternary geology
- Archeology
- Plant and animal life
- Forestry and fishing

Fossøy Golfcafe
Along Fossøy nature and culture trail you will find Fossøy Golfcafe which is open during the summer.

Partly adapted for wheelchair users
The trail is accessible for wheelchair from the car park to the cafe.

Facilities along the hiking trail
Along the hiking trail you will find several picnic tables. And there is a toilet at the Fossøy cafe which is centrally located in relation to the hiking trail.

Drive north from Vrådal Sentrum approx. 500m to Vrådal Stadium. Here you turn left to the parking lot at Straumsnes school 400m. There is free parking. The trail starts at the information board at Straumsnes.


Disabled persons

  • partially adapted to suit wheelchair users


  • length in km - 4 km


  • 1 hour


  • easy

Intended audience

  • Family with children
  • Seniors


  • April - November


Map & Directions


Tel: 90 16 10 85

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