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Before Your Visit

Are you planning your trip to Hoyt & Lavt Climbing Park and have some questions? Then here you’ll find some useful information before your arrival.

Height Requirements

Some of our courses have height requirements and we follow the same color coding as most ski resorts. The easiest courses are marked with orange, while the most challenging ones are black. In between you’ll find light green, dark green, blue and red.

The height requirements for the different courses are as follows:

Orange: above 80 cm. 
Green/dark green: above 110 cm. 
Red/Blue: above 140 cm. 
Black: above 160 cm.

Waiver Form

If you are visiting the park and planning on venturing on to the different courses or activities, you must complete our waiver form. We strongly recommend that you do this online prior to your visit, as this will save you time when you arrive, but you can do it at our park as well.

If you submit your Waiver Form online it’s valid for the entire season. When arriving with a large group one person may fill out a waiver valid for the entire group.

Submit the waiver form online here.

Purchase Tickets

You can easily purchase tickets online before arrival. Please buy your tickets prior to midnight the day before your arrival. When you arrive at the park just bring your receipt containing a QR-code.

Buy Tickets here

Safety & Training

Safety is one of our main concerns at Høyt & Lavt Climbing Park. The park is annually inspected by the Norwegian Railway Authority. We also frequently perform internal controls of the operation, and have several internal routines in place, so that you can feel safe at the park.

If you are going to partake in any activities or use our climbing courses, you must go through our mandatory safety course. You may experience some waiting time on busy days. Please listen to your instructor to make the wait as short as possible for yourself and others.

Please note that the mandatory course must be completed at least once per season.

Weather & Clothes

We recommend that you wear sports/fitness clothing or light hiking gear when you are going climbing in our park. As you will be staying active you might want to wear several layers, so you can take some off as your temperature rises. We recommend you bring a small backpack with a light change of clothes. Running or hiking shoes with a solid sole are preferred.

In case of rain, we recommend you bring some light waterproof clothing with you. Please note that there can be resin in the trees.

We do not recommend you wear clothing with any strings or cords on to our climbing course.

Food & Drinks

Our café, is open during regular opening hours. It serves both hot and cold meals as well as ice cream, soft drinks and assorted snacks.

You may also bring your own food and drinks. Our central courtyard has ample seating and there is a designated grilling area. The grills are available for rent, including coal and lighter fluid.

Please note that you may not bring your own one-time grill (engangsgrill) to our park, due to the fire hazard.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here you can find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

- What are your opening hours?

Our opening hours vary during the season. You can find our updated opening hours here.

- Can I bring my kids to the park?

Absolutely! But please note that children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult in the Green courses. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult in the Blue, Red and Black courses. We recommend a minimum of 1 adult per 3 children.

These restrictions do not apply to Notteparken, Notteliten & Peer Gynt where you can assist your children from the ground level. Unfortunately, we cannot let children access the “tall” courses of our park without adult supervision.

- What is the Waiver Form?

Anyone who will be taking part in our activities or using our climbing course must fill out our waiver form, where you agree to behave according to our safety policies. Persons under the age of 18 must have an adult supervisor sign the form for them.

You can either sign the form online or upon arrival. We are unable to let guests who don’t sign the waiver access the climbing courses and activities.

- What kind of training will I receive?

If you are going to partake in any activities or using our climbing courses, you must go through our mandatory safety course. You may experience some waiting time on busy days. Please listen to your instructor to make the wait as short as possible for yourself and others.

Please note that the mandatory course must be completed at least once per season.

- Is there an endless capacity of guests in the park?

Unfortunately, no. We can only maintain a set number of guests on our climbing courses. There is a limited number of harnesses available, and when these are in use no more guests are allowed onto the courses.

If there are no harnesses available, you must wait.

- Do you have parking?

There are plenty of parking spots available right by the park, just follow the signs when you arrive. Parking is free of charge.

- What kind of payments do you accept?

We accept most debit and credit cards, as well as cash payments. Additionally, we can send invoices to groups. This must be arranged prior to your group’s arrival.

- Can I buy food at your park?

Yes you can! Our café is open during the park’s opening hours, and you can buy both hot and cold meals here. We aim to serve healthy, nutritious and local food at our café but you can also buy soft drinks and ice cream.

- Can I bring my own food?

Absolutely! There is ample seating available and a separate grilling area. You can rent one of our grills for 110 NOK.

Please note that you may not bring your own coal or one-time grill (engangsgrill), as it is a fire hazard.

- Do I have to buy a ticket if I’m not climbing?

No. You don’t have to buy a ticket if you won’t be going on to the courses. The area around our park is a superb hiking area, with many marked paths for you to enjoy the wonderful nature.

- Can I bring my dog?

Certainly! Just make sure you bring a bag for their waste. Dogs must always be kept on a leash.

- I have a disability; can I still enjoy the park?

We can cater to persons with various disabilities, and will happily tailor activities to suit your needs. Please remember to call us prior to your arrival and let us know.

If you have any questions please contact us nedstrand@hoytlavt.no or call us at +47 52 77 61 40.

- What happens in case of bad weather?

Our park stays open during the season. However, if there are thunderstorms and/or heavy winds the park may have to close until the weather calms down.

If the park has to close due to unforeseen conditions, we are unable to reimburse your ticket fee.

- How can I contact you?

If you need to contact us please send us an email at nedstrand@hoytlavt.no, and we will get back to you within 2 days. You can also call us at +47 52 77 61 40 but please note that our phone is quite busy during the season.

Directions to H&L Nedstrand

Here you can find information on how to get to the climbing park.

Address

The climbing park is located in Tveitåsen – Hinderåvåg in Nedstrand. It is the same area as Tveit High School and Tveit Gard.

By car

  • From E39 (main highway Bergen-Stavanger), take a right towards "Nedstrand" on Riksvei 515 just 1 km east (towards Bergen) of Aksdal in Tysvær.
  • Drive on Riksvei 515 for 33 km (approx. 20-25 minutes) until you come to Hinderåvåg, and then take the first road to the right in the traffic circle at Nedstrand Church.
  • Then, take the next road to the right and drive approx. 500 meters and you see Tveit Gard and Tveit High School.
  • Drive to the parking lot to the south, up against the forest.
  • You've now arrived at Hoyt & Lavt Nedstrand!


GPS coordinates

WGS84 59°20'39.1"N, 5°47'40.8"E (WGS84 decimal - N 59.344203, E 5.794655)

Public Transport

A bus runs from Haugesund-Aksdal to Nedstrand several times on weekdays, while the service is more limited during the weekends. But even then, it is possible to make it back in the afternoons.

Plan your route here

Distances

BY CAR

From Hauglandet, you can usually reach Nedstrand in 30-50 minutes, while from the Stavanger region it will take up to 1.5-2 hours.

  • Åkrehamn: 69 km. 
  • Kopervik: 63 km.
  • Haugesund: 48 km.
  • Aksdal: 35 km.
  • Stord: 100 km.
  • Bømlo: 90 km.
  • Sandnes: 123 km.
  • Stavanger: 110 km.
  • Suldal: 100 km.
  • Sauda: 85 km.
  • Bergen: 170 km.

BY BOAT
Hinderåvåg is easily accessible by boat from Stavanger and Ryfylke. It takes approx. 1 hr from Stavanger with a speed of 20 knots.

Prices

By booking in advance you are guaranteed to get in to the park, but please note that you have to book your tickets before midnight the day before arrival. Drop-in tickets might be available if not fully booked. For non-climbers entrance to the park is free - it's only the once who will try the courses that pay.

Day pass

Day Pass - Large

Guests taller than 140cm 

360,-
Day Pass - Medium

Guests between 110cm and 140cm

300,-
Day Pass - Small

Guests between 80cm and 110cm

180,-

Opening Hours 2018

Please note that our opening hours are subject to change throughout the season.

All weekends May 6 - October 29

ÅPENT:

Saturday & Sunday: 10:30–15:30

MERKNAD:

Open in weekends from May.

For group bookings in weekdays contact us.

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Autumn holiday October 9 - October 13

ÅPENT:

Monday - Friday: 10:30–15:30

MERKNAD:

Autumn holiday week 41

For group bookings in weekdays contact us.

Buy ticket

For groups May 05 - October 29

ÅPENT:

All days: 10:00–20:00

MERKNAD:

We can open the park for groups and events all days.

For group bookings in weekdays contact us.

Buy ticket

High season June 23 - August 12

ÅPENT:

All days: 10:30–15:30

MERKNAD:

HIGH SEASON: We recommend to book tickets before you arrive the park.

For group bookings in weekdays contact us.

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May 25 - May 26

ÅPENT:

Thursday & Friday: 10:30–15:30

MERKNAD:

Ascension Day

For group bookings in weekdays contact us.

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June 5

ÅPENT:

Monday: 10.00 - 16.00

MERKNAD:

Whit Monday

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