• Beljaråsen
  • 395 m
  • Primary factor 102 m
  • Location North 60.27326, East 005.89853 (GPS on the summit)
  • Fusa, Norway
  • Difficulty: YDS class 2
  • Climbed April 9, 2016.


How to get there:
From Bergen, follow E16 towards Oslo. At Trengereid, exit right onto highway 7. Follow highway 7 down to Samnangerfjorden and pass Bjørkheim. After two tunnels, exit right onto highway 48 (Rosendal/Tysse/Mundheim). Follow highway 48, first through a long tunnel, then after a bit of driving, a second, shorter tunnel. After this tunnel, the road will soon climb up a small valley to a local pass. As you drive downhill on the other side, note an exit left marked with a hikers symbol and the name Skarsnuten. Exit here and find a small parking on your left a bit further ahead. Park here, location N60.25259 E005.68893, elevation about 115 meter.
Route description:
Walk uphill along a pretty new forest road. Keep left where the road forks. When the slope eases, the road continues uphill, but more gently. If you want to take the shortest route, then leave the road a few hundred meter after this point and continue across some wet meadows, you want to find a route that cuts in between the cliffs of the main peak (left) and a local hill that is closer to the forest road. Continue up this passage to about the highest point, turn left and find your way uphill onto the main ridge. Onece up, continue left to locate the highest point.
Alternatively, follow the forest road as it crests, then runs gently downhill, curving right. Soon, you will see a small fork, take this left. Follow a trail to a cabin, then across the creek on a bridge. Follow downslope to your left, contour around a small pond, then cross the creek again. From here, a vague trail marked with white and red plastic will take you uphill and all the way to the summit.
I left at 1415 and had a nice walk along the longer route, arriving at the summit by 1500. A very nice cairn as well as a visitors book. I signed in as number 199 since summer 2015. After 15 minutes, I took the shorter route on my way down and arrived back at the car at 1545.