Tverrfjellet (Fossanipa)

  • Tverrfjellet (Fossanipa)
  • 1114 m
  • Primary factor 380 meter
  • Location: North 60.83838, East 006.54575 (GPS at the summit)
  • Voss, Norway.
  • Difficulty: (YDS) class 2
  • Climbed February 22. 2015.


How to get there:
Drive E-16 to Voss and continue towards Gudvangen. After Vinje, you will drive up a valley and arrive at lake Oppheimsvatnet. Drive about 350 meter and locate a road that forks left. Take this road about 1.4 kilometer, to the farm Bidne. Here, the road turns right and continues about 300 meter to a new fork. Turn very sharply left and drive up the hill to the farm Finne. Ask in the house for permission to park and where in order not to cause any inconvenience. This is the trailhead, location N60.79766, E006.54840, elevation about 510 meter.
Route description:
The route begins at the farm Finne and runs steeply uphill on a forest road. Gradually, this path will traverse more right in the direction of the farm house Svorto. Before this, turn more uphill as you leave the vegetation and enter more open terrain. Proceed uphill on the right side (east) of the creek. Turning slightly more right you will see the local top Såta (1102m) up ahead. Ski on its left hand side. This local top has a cairn and a visitor register, it seems to be a popular local destination. From here, proceed north to locate the highest point named Tverrfjellet (also Fossanipa on the fine scale map) at 1114 meter (marked as 1118 meter on the coarse map.) There is no cairn on the fairly flat summit area.

This was a Bergen mountaineering group trip. Due to the onset of the (school) winter vacation, few people had signed up. Thus, only Fredrik and John came along. We started from Bergen around 0830, the start of skiing subswquently at 1045.
The weather was ok, frequent changes between some visibility, even a bit of sunshine, and fog. A fair bit of new snow on the mountain, we made a new ski track almost all the way. We arrived at the Tverrfjellet summit around 1250, a short stop. We proceeded to Svolefjellet, arriving there at 1405. Skiing back was easy, we stopped at Såta and signed the summit register around 1530, then a long downhill with some desperate snowplow at the very end, back at Finne just before 1600.