148 Route 22. FORTUN. Jotunheim.
d. From Skjolden on the Sognefjord to Fortun and Turtegr*.
Road from Skjolden to Fortun (6 Kil. ; Tariff I). Good Bhidle Path
thence to the Turtegre Seeter (3 hrs.). Guide and horse from Fortun to
B0jshjem (p. 151) via Fortun (2 days) 20 kr. ; guide alone 10 kr. (not ne¬
cessary for Turtegr0).
Good Guides for the Horùnger region: Ola J. Berge of Turtegr0 and
Ole 0iene of Fortun (these two with certificates from the Turist-Forening),
Thorgeir Sulheim of Eide, K. Furaas of Fortundal, Halvar Halvarsen and
Torger G. Eide of Skjolden, Knud Fortun of Fortun, and Ivar 0iene of
Skjolden^. 138), asteamboat-station at the head of the Lyster-
fjord, an arm of the Sognefjord, lies near the mouths ofthe Merker-
eidsdal on the N. and the Fortundal on the E. The steamboat
pier, where the roads to both valleys begin, lies below the gaard of
Eide ("Thorgeir Sulheim's Inn, 4 kr. per day), on an old moraine.
The road to Fortun, from which that to Merkereid (p. 138)
diverges at once to the left, crossing the bridge, follows the course
of the Fortundals-Elv and skirts the moraine of Eide. It then leads
along the S. bank of the milk-coloured Eidsvand, beyond which
we see the Fortundal, with the huge precipice of the Jersingnaasi
(3088 ft. ; N.) and the waterfalls mentioned below. The route
next ascends the left bank of the Fortundals-Elv. The fertile valley
is enclosed by wooded slopes. To the N.E. rises the Fanaraak
(p. 154), behind us lies the fjord. To the right the Lingsfos falls
from a great height. The road skirts the overhanging rocks of the
Smalaberg. On the right is the Kvafos. Also on the right, high
above us, is Gaard Fuglesteg (p. 144).
6 Kil. Fortun i Lyster (150 ft.), a group of gaards with a new
church. The skyds-station, with *0iene's Inn (moderate), lies ^2 M.
above the church.
Walk up the Fortundal, with a fine view of the Jersingnaasi (see
above) on the left, to the (10-12 min.) Ovabergs-Elv, which issues from the
gorge of Skagagjel in a fine fall and flows down to the Fortundals-Elv in
two arms. Crossing both bridges, and ascending a rough path to the right,
we pass behind the cottages and climb to a rock projecting over the fall (cau-
tion necessary). — We may then go on, in 5 min. more, to a bridge over
the Fortundais-Elv and (without crossing it) to a small rocky hill by the
Havshelfos (where a ladder descends to the salmon-fishing apparatus), and
thus obtain a view of the beautiful valley in both directions, of the Lia-
brae to the N. (in the distance), and of the upper part of the Kvaefos to the S.
The road continues to follow the left bank of the Fortuns-Elv, be¬
tween the Tuffen on the left and the Sognefjeld on the right, to Svenshei
(6-7 Kil. from Fortun). It here diminishes to a path and crosses to the
right bank. The valley becomes wilder. To the left is the Svaidalsbrce, to
the right the Liabrce (6100 ft.). At a point about 2J/2 hrs. from Svenshfli
we may either ascend to the left over the Kleppeskar or follow the great
bend of the river past the poor gaard of Bagli. Farther on, beyond the
SEeters of Aa and Tvcerdal, we reach (T1/2-8 hrs. from Fortun) the —
Njarstedals-Saeter (good quarters at Nils 0iene^s), situated near the open-
ing of the two side-valleys of Midtdalen and Vettledalen, and the starting
point for several lofty Mountain Passes (guides necessary). ■— 1. We ascend
the Fortundal, with a view of the Stenegbrw to the left, and at the foot of
the Krossbukkenose we turn to the right for the Ilvand (4308 ft.), a lake in
the bleakest mountain environment. at the E. base of the huge Tundredals-