From the Melkevoll Bretun, many mountain trips start into the Jostedalen Nationalpark. The area around
the Bretun holds everything from easy hiking trails to exciting arduous ways that make hiking an adventure for
everybody who is into such thing. On most of the walks you can go on your own initiative. A good map can be received
for NOK 50,- at the reception. You can also join hiking trips of Indre Nordfjord turlag
Here are some trip suggestions (in brackets the start far above the sea level or on a mountain, total time tour -
Briksdal's glacier (130 - 350 m. a.s.l., 2 hours)
Brenndalen (85 - 300 m. a.s.l., 3-4 hours)
1,5 km off Melkevoll Bretun you find Aabrekk gard, a homestead, on the right side. There is a parking lot from where
you can start to Brenndalen or the Brenndal's glacier. (There is also a path from the Bretun to Åbrekk gard). The first
part of the hike leads through a forest. The path first starts with an ascend, then it flattens. Brenndalen is a
so-called hanging side valley, the mountainsides steep. In the valley, you gain a great impression of the glacier,
rivers, mountains and waterfalls. It offers a simple hike through a silent, idyllic region, adequate for young and old.
To find an exciting alternative, cross the river in Brenndalen and follow the marked path.
Kattanakken (130 - 1.450 m. a.s.l., 5-8 hours)
You follow the way to the Briksdal's glacier and turn to the right before the bridge across the waterfall. First, it's simple terrain to walk until you reach
Sauskårholten. That is a nice viewpoint. People without any experiences in hiking or those who have no head for heights,
are advised to reverse at this point. Walking further will lead to a high ridge, yet it is quite easy to walk along.
Oldeskaret (130 - ca. 1.100 m. a.s.l., 4-5 hours)
The path starts at the reception and leads up the mountain south of the waterfall. For some very steep parts safety
chains are at hand. You have a pretty view over the Briksdal's glacier from the way. Before reaching the Oldeskaret,
that leads to Høyset in Stardalen, you cross the crevice "Gløvret". When you arrive at the highest point of the way,
you'll face two small and one larger mountain lake. From here, you have some boundless view over Norway's greatest glacier,
the Jostedal's glacier, in the south, and in the north over the Myklebust's glacier, which is one of the five largest
glaciers of Norway. You find yourself here in the slot (skalet) that seperates the melting glaciers. Both of the
glaciers belong to the Jostedal's glacier Nationalpark. You can start a hike to the peak of the Blåfjellet. For hiking
the Hanekammen's peak or the one of Middagsnibba you need a mountain guide.
For those who want to carry on to Stardalen, the way passes easy terrain along the Storevatnet, Hauga's glacier
and Haugastølen (5-6 hours).
Flatsteinbu (30 - 1.400 m. a.s.l., 5-6 hours)
The tour starts at the parking lot of Kvame. It takes about an hour to Kvamssetr, from where you can start ascending
up to the leading edge of the glacier, passing Kvamsdalen. There you arrive at the self-service cottage called
Flatsteinbu. With the aid of a glacier guide, you easily reach the glacier's plateau, which is comparatively close to
the highest glacier elevation Høgste Breakulen. From there you get to the Jostedalen.