How to get there:
The best starting point is the (old) powerplant at Hornaberg.
From Bergen, follow E-16 to Dale, then take the old road to Voss
that climbs steeply up Bergsdalen (exit right through the town of Dale).
Drive to the north-east end of the large lake Hamlagrøvatnet, then
turn right (small paved road) shortly after leaving the lake. Note that if
the lake is low (it is part of a hydro power storage basin), then this lake
is divided into two lakes. Follow the small road to the east side and park at a
large parking area next to the very easy to see, grey power plant building.
This is location N60.55819, E006.21080, elevation about 600 meter.
Note, that an alternative route is to continue on E-16 all the way to Bulken,
exit left there following the signed road to Hamlagrø. This road is about
the same distance, but of better quality to Bulken. The disadvantage is that
you pay toll before reaching Bulken.
Follow the road that continues along the lake, south then south-west for
about 2 kilometer to Nedre Sveindalen. The road turns away from the lake here
and follows a small river, do not cross, but fork left on a big trail that
ascends gently to the cabins at Sveindalen, next to a small lake. Continue
to follow the trail until near the small lake at elevation 785 meter.
Leave the trail here and head directly uphill to the summit.
Note that this mountain is also an easy target from the DNT hut Kiellandbu.
I had arrived from Skorane and the very nice, but tiny
Kiellandbu was quickly warming up.
I decided to make an early evening hike of
Sveindalsnuten, having passed by it on my way here. Leaving around 1800, I made the
summit in about one hour around 1900. Deep snow everywhere made hiking hard work
and progress rather slow. After 10 minutes on top, I returned to Kiellandbu
closer to 2000. The weather actually looked more promising a few minutes
now and then with sunshine, mostly clouds.
The view back down to
Kiellandbu was nice (the hut can be seen on the right hand side of the cliff)
,the view from the hut
to the Fykse fjord even nicer.
I looked forward to a nice and sunny Friday, went to bed and slept like a log
until 0600 the next morning. Today, I planned
to climb Flatafjellet, then
return across Blåkoll back to my car.