Believe it or not, but merely 10-15 minutes of driving from Eidfjord Gjestgiveri you will find Kjeåsen, which is a so cald Mountain Farm. This very beautiful and unique lookout point is 600 meters above Simdalsfjorden and gives you the most incredible sight over Simdalsfjorden and Eidfjord.
The Mountain Farm consists of a few houses, and some of the property is privately owned and not publicly available. You can also drive all the way up through the mountain and park just outside the farm. You must be aware that the road is one trail only. It is managed by half hour intervals. So every half hour it swifts from being downhill drive to uphill. It is very important to uphold these regulations, so you don’t get stuck in the middle of the mountain.
It was not until the 1970’s that the road uphill was build. The road was only built due to the powerplant in Simdalen. Before this you had to take a challenging and dangerous road up the mountain. For those who find the challenge interesting, this road is still existing and works as a hike with an approximate duration of 2 hours.
Do not rob yourself of a trip to Kjeåsen to enjoy the beautiful scenery it offers. Even though it seems impossible that anyone could possibly live there, the farm is still running normally.