Nomelandsfjellet is the prominent mountain wall you can see from central Valle. For a number of years this has been a popular mountaineering spot, and now it has been adapted for people without previous climbing experience. A via ferrata has been set up, where you are secured to a steel wire all the way to the top, and with iron rungs serving as a ladder.
This via ferrata has some of the longest smooth rock sections in Northern Europe. The route is long, has a substantial difference in elevation and a wonderful panoramic view. It is also challenging, with various levels of difficulty in the respective sections. It contains smooth rock as well as bigwall and cliffs.
Starting point is central Valle, with a fairly short and easy walk to the instep. Walk across the suspension bridge over the river Otra and through a beautiful cultural landscape, before following the signposts through the forest to the Nomelandsfjellet mountain.
Both alternatives start in the same place and follow the same route to approx. halfway up the smooth rock wall. The last half contains steeper sections with various routes and levels of difficulty. This activity requires physical fitness and the ability to tolerate heights. Children from age 11–12 may take part, accompanied by adults.
The route has a length of 850 meters and a vertical height of 400 metres. When reaching the top, you are rewarded with a feeling of accomplishment, and, if desired, a refreshing shower from a cliff or a dip in the small lake close by. The descent from the mountain is on a path to Honnevje, a popular picnic area and swimming spot. The first kilometre of the path is fairly steep. Central Valle is within walking distance from Honnevje.
This activity should preferably be done with a guide, but experienced climbers may bring their personal gear and climb on their own. In any case, a time reservation must be made and paid for in advance. Our 2019 guide team is ready to take you to the summit. For booking, please call (+47) 907 122 65, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the webside www.viavalle.no.