• Norddalsfjellet
  • 1059 m
  • Primary factor 115 meter
  • Location: North 60.72475, East 005.95199 (GPS on the summit)
  • Hordaland, Norway
  • Difficulty: (YDS) class 2
  • Climbed January 20. 2021


How to get there:
Drive E-16 from Bergen. Continue E-16 past Trengereid towards Voss. Continue passing Dale, turn left at Bolstadøyri. There are two exits, the first is signed, a left turn immediately after you pass under a small bridge. Continue along a more narrow road to locate the signed road, 10 kilometer to Øvstedalen. Follow this nice, narrow road as it climbs across a saddle then descends into Øvstedalen. Continue up the valley passing the farm Øvstedalen, as the road bends left you arrive at a nice area for parking, this works all year. This location is N60.68695, E005.97424, elevation about 320 meter.
Route description:
Continue up the mountain farm road serving Norddalen. In summer, one can hike directly up the south ridge to the summit. This route is rather cumbersome in winter. The best skiing route is to ski up Norddalen. When reaching 800 meter of elevation fork right up the narrow valley to Tinddalsskaret. Head towards lake 921m, but turn right when the terrain permits and ski south to the summit along easy slopes.
I did this climb with my friend Eric. Rather than following the recommended route as described above, we skied up the passage called Kyrahjellen. This turned out to be a bad choice, the terrain was steep and complicated to ascend with skis. The weather was bad with limited visibiity and what was planned as a horseshoe traverse around Norddalen, was cut short as we returned along the route that has been recommended above.
We started out at 1000, did not summit before 1415 and made it back to the car at 1645, just in time before it would get dark.