The village green in the heart
of Jondal, featuring stunning views, a mound of stones from
the Bronze Age, and a memorial. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Boat Building Museum
You’ll find the boat building
museum in one of the old boat houses by the harbour in Herand.
A traditional boat from Herand illustrates the handicraft
and skills involved. In addition, you’ll find an extensive
collection of old tools that were used for boat building,
as well as an in-depth presentation of the tradition through
a wide selection of pictures and text. Open by appointment
only. Tel. 53 66 85 31
Boathouses at Svåsand -
A row of boathouses, one of
which is made out of timber. Excellent samples of old coastal
culture and boat-building traditions. Tel. 53 68 85 31
village of Herand offers an extremely well-preserved cultural
landscape, both in the centre of Herand and up in the mountains.
You can experience anything from over 9000-year-old Stone
Age findings to unique geological phenomena known as Trafoni.
A number of trails are available, and you can explore the
countyside on your own or with a local guide. Tel. 53668531/53669500
Jondal School Museum
at Årsand, and dates back to 1903. Discover what a school
was like in our great-grandfathers’ days! Please contact the
Tourist Offi ce for guided tours. Tel. 53 66 85 31 Map: E7
back to around 1860, and situated in Jondal harbour. Used
in careening of the Hardanger Sloops.
Bakke in Herand, close by the main road to Utne (Route 550)
you’ll fi nd approx. 150 rare petroglyphs illustrating unique
human-like fi gures, sacrifi cial hollows and fertility symbols
from the Bronze Age. Information board at site. Please refrain
from stepping on, or damaging, the petroglyphs. Tel. 53 66
Mill - Herand
mill has been restored and is situated in its original environment.
Used for grinding corn using water power. The mill can be
operated on request. Tel. 97710810
Swiss Houses - Jondal
has a unique collection of Swiss-style buildings from the
19th and 20th century. Take a walk along one of the many gravel
roads and have a closer look at these buildings with their
magnifi cent stone roofs, lattice period windows and the well
kept orchards. Tel. 53 66 85 31
"oppgangsag" (framesaw) in Herand - Herand
type of saw for vertical sawing. Boat building used to be
an important industry in Herand and an added income for the
farms. The timber was cut on a water-driven frame saw. The
saw has several blades, and was used until the end of 1970.
In 1992 the saw was restored. Please see page 11. Children:
NOK 20 , Adults: NOK 40 . Tel. 97 71 08 10
farmstead dating back to the 17th/18th century, and only 2
min. walk from the ferry quay. Old Bailiff’s Farm comprising
7 buildings of which the oldest is from around 1611. The manor
house interior leaves you with the impression that people
are still living here. Open every Thursday and Sunday from
24 June to 15 August. Coffee/ tea and waffl es available.
Guided tours for groups can be booked at the tourist office.
Themed exhibition, please see local advertising. Open: 24.
Jun-15. Aug Thu, Sun, at 11:00-17:00 Tel. 53 66 85 31