Bøensbakken was the first driving road between Farsund and Herad. The road was opened in 1904 and was closed to motor traffic in 1965. Bøensbakken is more or less carved into the mountainside along the fjord Framvaren. You can also go by bike, however the track is quite steep and contains several larger rocks.
Note: Risk of ice and rock falls! Hike with caution during the winter. Bøensbakken is maintained as a hiking trail and benches are set out along the road when spring arrives.
Parking: In Kjerringdalen, near Bøen gård. The car park is signposted near Ravneheitunnelen. Follow Fv465. If you are driving south you’ll find Kjerringdalen right after Sande in Herad.
There is also parking at the bridge in Straumen. You can then follow the idyllic gravel road along Framvaren to the starting point of Bøensbakken. Straumen is a nature reserve and offers nice bathing in the summer. There is a board with information about the trail at the car park in Straumen. From Straumen there is about 2km to go to the bottom of Bøensbakken.
Have a nice trip!