Location: North 60.73930, East 5.48828 (GPS at the summit)
Climbed November 27, 2020
Difficulty YDS class 2
How to get there:
Drive E-39 north from Bergen. Immediately before the long
Eikefet tunnel, take Hwy. 570 (left turn) north towards
Masfjorden. After about 6 kilometer, you cross a pretty long,
but narrow (single lane) bridge. As you exit this bridge, continue
about 1700 meter to a signed road fork going right. Take this
road and continue until you see the house at the end of the road, locate
parking on your right hand side on a gentle hilltop. This location is
N60.71795, E005.41086, elevation about 50 meter.
Walk towards the house at the end of the road, then turn left immediately
before crossing the small river. Follow the trail uphill, you cross the
river on a bridge just after start, the trail then stays fairly close
to this river on the right hand side. The trail passes a small hut on the
left, arrives at a small lake, then a red hut when reaching about 525 meter
The trail continues uphill, then more right in order to reach the small
north-south valley called Tverrdalen. Cross diagonally to the north,
the markers lead way to a place where you may ascend out of this small
valley without difficulty.
The trail/route continues east, then more north to the summit of
Båtevassfjellet. The route is quite well marked with small
cairns and some wooden sticks. The summit has an impressive, 2 meter
high cairn. The view is also good, weather permitting.
I started walking at 1120.
It was a nice day and a good trail, slightly slippery in places
where water had frozen the previous night. I walked across to
Tverrdalen, failed to see the route and scrambled up some
pretty steep terrain.
Very soon after this crossing, my phone ran out of power, quite a
surprise as it was fully charged in the morning. In this way I lost
my map and camera, I should have brought some backup! I still had
my GPS, but with a pretty useless map.
I then climbed point 758m, I believed that this was indeed the summit.
Once on top, I looked across to see the big cairn on the correct summit.
OK, obviously, my walking was not yet done. I continued to the summit arriving there
surprisingly late, the time was already 1415! With the same time back, it
would get dark before my return. Thus, I hurried a bit more, but still
had a good, enjoyable mountain walk. I was back at 1620, so 2 hours
on my return hike.