Until 2020, Jondal was a municipality in Hordaland. After merging with Ullensvang and Odda, Jondal became part of the new Ullensvang municipality in the new Vestland county.

The landscape in Jondal is characterized by mountains, hills, and fjords. The highest point in Jondal is on the northernmost part of Folgefonna and is located 1,644 meters above sea level.

Archaeological discoveries of 9,000-year-old dwellings have been found at Herand. On Bakko there are around 150 petroglyphs, where the oldest of them is around 3,000 years old. Jondal church is dated back to 1888 and is the largest in Hardanger.

 In the municipality, there are several marked hiking trails, including to Folgefonna.

The summer ski-center, FONNA Glacier Ski Resort is located at the Folgefonna glacier. Here you can find several alpine trails, which suits the whole family. E.g.  you can find freestyle-parks, cross-country trails, and possibilities to go snowshoeing. 1450 meters above sea level, you find the top of the ski-lift. From there, you can get a fantastic view over the glacier, Hardangerfjord and the North Sea. 

The road from the center of Jondal to Folgefonna is 19 km.

Hordaland Folkeblad is the local newspaper for Kvam and Jondal and published its first paper in 1873. The newspaper is published twice a week and has been edited in Nynorsk since 1914. Hordaland Folkeblad is the oldest local newspaper in the country.

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