• Grånakken
  • 1167 m
  • Prominence 194 m
  • Hordaland, Norway
  • Location: North 60.48196, East 006.40061 (GPS at the summit)
  • Difficulty (YDS) class 2
  • Climbed May 3. 2020


How to get there:
The small town Voss is a good location from where to start. When driving through the centre of Voss, turn right immediately after crossing the bridge. Then immediately left follow signs for Rong. Drive this road to the farm Rong, the road forks here, take the road going downhill to your right. Depending on the time of year one may not be able to drive much further. There is a good area for parking on the left hand side of the road at location N60.51060, E006.47638, elevation about 420 meter.
Route description:
Follow the road uphill to elevation about 560 meter, where you see that the valley opens up on your right (west), this is a mountain farm area called Løkjane. A signed trail forks right connecting to a wooden bridge across the river. Continue west into the bowl and cross a couple of creeks where the summer trail also climbs more uphill out of the bowl. The route now bends more south while ascending to 900 meter, and the lake Nedre Steinsetavatnet.
From this lake, ascend north then west to the summit. One should find gentle slopes all the way.
I did this trip with my friend Eric. We first climbed Hyvingen. From Hyvingen, we descended to the saddle and took a careful look in order to determine the prominence.
Next, we ascended the hillside reaching the summit around 1440. The view was quite good, but after about 10 minutes, we had a local snow shower and very limited visibility. Too bad, as we started skiing downhill, very slowly and carefully due to the white-out conditions. We soon got back to our resting area, another break before skiing back down. The last part of skiing now had bad snow with constant risks of breaking through the wet snow. However, the very last part down the farm road was good, reaching the end, we had a short walk back down to the car, arriving there at 1615.