• Austlendingen
  • 812 m
  • Primary factor 374 m
  • Lindås, Norway
  • Location: North 60.68842, East 005.50873 (GPS on the summit)
  • Difficulty: Trail, YDS class 2
  • Climbed June 8, 2013.


How to get there:
Drive north on E-39 from Bergen. Just after the second bridge across to Knarvik, you drive through 2 traffic circles, measure from the first one. Continue 24.6 kilometer along E-39. Turn left (to Masfjorden/Duesund) just before the Hwy. enters the very long Eikefet tunnel. There is parking immediately on your left hand side. Park here, location N60.66502, E005.48537, elevation about 90 meter.
Route description:
Cross E-39 and hike about 40 meter towards the tunnel. You will see a small turn-off on your right a bit before the guard-rail starts along the main Hwy. This is the beginning of a well marked trail. Cross a small channel on a wooden bridge and follow the trail steeply uphill. Higher up, you pass through some sort of gate, then cross the creek. This is just above the waterfall that can be seen from the trailhead. The trail now climbs on the left side of the creek, then turns more left and continues uphill on smooth rock. The trail is well marked by chairns from this point. You will eventually reach a small (local) col, then continue mostly on rock up a bit right, then across the final terrain to the very impressive cairn.
I left the trailhead at 1220. The weatherforecast promised sunshine from around 1300. This failed to materialize, but the clouds cleared and there was ok local visibility. I made the summit at 1405, stayed around until 1415, then descended back down in 1:05, arriving at my car after exactly 3 hours at 1520.
This hike can be recommended. It is fairly close to Bergen and the view is supposed to be very good. The trail is quite popular as well. I met 10 people along the trail on my hike.