• Kjetilsnuten
  • 1026 m
  • Prominence 138 m
  • Hordaland, Norway
  • Location: North 60.44556, East 006.10262 (GPS at the summit)
  • Difficulty (YDS) class 2
  • Climbed May 13. 2020


How to get there:
This is a nice ski trip from Bergsdalen, but one may also climb this mountain from the village of Øystese.

Drive E-16 from Bergen towards Voss, leave the Hwy. in the small community of Dale, exit right after the tunnel. Continue through Dale and drive the narrow and very scenic road that climbs up and into Bergsdalen. Continue all the way until you reach lake Hamlagrø There is a small parking area on your right hand side. This is location N60.52424, E006.08139, elevation about 580 meter.
Route description:
Ski along the west side of lake Hamlagrø, you will cross one bridge, then later a second bridge in the south-west corner of the lake. Continue up the hill slightly east of south, towards the dominating Geitafjellet. Enter a distinct valley that runs south just below the steep side of Geitafjellet. Keep left (east) of the north ridge coming down from Fuglafjellet. Cross the shallow saddle and descend slightly to lake Solheimedalsvatnet. From here, you will see Kjetilsnuten further ahead. At the (south) end of this lake, turn left (east), the again south as you ascend in a very small valley going south. You will now approach the small top called Skrivarnuten. Bypass this summit fairly high on the west (right) side, descend to the saddle connecting to Kjetilsnuten. Finally, ascend easy slopes to find a small cairn at the summit.
I did this trip with my friend Eric. We left Bergen around 0900 and were ready to ski around 1100. A few minutes after we parked, Helene (from DNT Bergen and Hordaland) pulled up right next to us. She had planned to ski to Skrott, the highest mountain to the south. We had a brief chat and she offered us "skillingsboller", ummh, very tasty, thanks a lot!
We skied a slightly longer route, first heading up towards Nuten, then crossing Langagjelet quite high up, before descending down not far from lake Vendingstjørn. The skiing was nice and the weather really nice. We arrived at the summit at 1330, a good break until 1400 followed. The view across the steepish local valley as well as the landscape in this area is indeed very nice.
We skied more directly back, the weather changed and offered a mix of snow and sun. Arriving back at 1550, the trip concluded with a good drive back to Bergen.