Kjeåsen Mountain Farm is situated on a mountain side, 530 meters above Simadalsfjorden at the innermost part of the Hardangerfjord.


The mountain farm is now vacated, but people do live there in summer who maintain the beautiful cultural landscape around the farm.


Season and Safety

Many of the activities, attractions, roads and accommodations mentioned on this website are open only in summer and are closed in winter. Season and opening times will vary, it usually opens in the summer and closes in the autumn, depending on, among other things, the amount of snow and the risk of landslides and avalanches in the area.

Important information about roads in Western Norway: There are restrictions on the length of vehicles on many of the roads in Norway. Many roads in Western Norway are prone to landslides and avalanches, especially in rainy and snowy weather. There might also be a chance that some of the roads are closed in short periods, especially during winter, due to weather and danger of rock- and snow avalanches and other dangerous conditions. Some of the roads in Western Norway are closed during winter! Winter tires are required in winter. Read more about Tyre Requirements in Norway...

It is important to take precautions for weather and road conditions, both when you drive and when you are out in nature in Norway. It is recommended to use a guide on the tours described on this website. Read more about safety and your own responsibility...

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FJORDS NORWAY - Kjeåsen Mountain Farm. View towards Simadalsfjorden and Eidfjord in the innermost part of the Hardangerfjord.
Kjeåsen Mountain Farm. View down to Simadalsfjorden and towards Eidfjord at the innermost part of the Hardangerfjord.

Kjeåsen Mountain Farm

It is known that Kjeåsen has been inhabited from as early as 1650 AD. and perhaps even earlier than that.

The road to Kjeåsen was built in 1974. Until then, those who lived there or were going to visit Kjeåsen had to walk the steep and exposed trail from the fjord up to the mountain farm. For those who lived on the farm, it was a hard life. The children’s road to the school was long, dangerous and tiring. In summer, the children went to and from school in Simadal every day, but in the winter they stayed with relatives down in the valley.

Kjeåsen is today a popular place to visit for both locals and tourists, and the view from the viewpoint and down to the fjord and the surrounding mountains is fantastic.

NOTE – It is not allowed to enter the private properties at Kjeåsen. Respect privacy.

The road to Kjeåsen Mountain Farm

Eidfjord in the eastern part of the Hardangerfjord is a great base for nature experiences and activities. Kjeåsen is one of the most popular places to visit. To visit Kjeåsen, you must travel from Eidfjord to Simadalen from where the road up to Kjeåsen starts.

From Simadalen you can drive the steep road up to the parking lot which is close to Kjeåsen Fjellgård. From there there is a short walk to the viewpoint where you can enjoy the great view down to Simadalsfjorden and to Eidfjord and the innermost part of the Hardangerfjord.

FJORDS NORWAY - Approximately in the middle of the picture, up on the mountainside 530 meters above the fjord, is Kjeåsen Mountain Farm. If you look carefully, you can see Kjeåsen in the picture. The picture is taken from down by the Simadalsfjorden.
Approximately in the middle of the picture, up on the mountainside 530 meters above the fjord, is Kjeåsen Mountain Farm. If you look carefully, you can see Kjeåsen in the picture. The picture is taken from down by Simadalsfjorden.

NOTE – You need to drive on a steep and narrow road and through a 2.6 kilometer long tunnel up to Kjeåsen. The tunnel is also steep and narrow. Due to this, traffic to and from Kjeåsen is regulated so only one direction can be driven at a time. There may be some waiting time because of this. You need to have this in mind when planning the drive in both directions. It is forbidden to walk or bike through the tunnel.

SEASON – Summer, see Visit Hardangerfjord website.

WINTER – The road up to Kjeåsen is closed during winter.

The Hardangerfjord Area – What to See and Do

The Hardangerfjord area,  the orchard of Norway, is known for Summer Skiing at Folgefonna Glacier and a spectacular fruit tree blossoming in spring. Drive in the Hardanger area and see the Vøringsfossen Waterfall and all the other great waterfalls. Hike the famous Trolltunga Hike or Dronningstien (the Queens Panoramic Trail) in the area around Sørfjorden. Lake Bondhusvatnet and Bondhusbreen Glacier was one of the first places the English tourists visited when they discovered Norway in the mid 1800´s. Join a Fjord Cruise on the Hardangerfjord which is located in the county of Vestland, near Bergen, in the middle of Western Norway.


Visit Hardangerfjord

Accommodation in Eidfjord

Hotel Vøringsfoss – Eidfjord
Eidfjord Fjell & Fjord Hotel – Eidfjord
Vik Pensjonat – Eidfjord


Here you will find an overview of recommended HOTELS in addition to SPA & BATH HOTELS and OTHER ACCOMMODATION PLACES in Western Norway. The combination of beautiful nature, activities that you can do in all four seasons and a stay at a great accommodation is unique. A stay in one of these places will do you good, both for body and mind.

There are ten restaurants that have awarded Michelin stars and Michelin awards in Western Norway. Eight of the Michelin restaurants are in Stavanger and two in Bergen. Here you will find FJORDS MICHELIN, where you will also find a list of recommended hotels in Western Norway, recommended by Michelin.

VISIT NORWAY is the official travel guide for Norway. VISIT NORWAY'S FJORD GUIDE gives you a good overview of the most beautiful fjords in Norway. USEFUL LINKS is a list of websites with great information on Norway and the Fjords.

Kjeåsen Mountain Farm – Map Overview