• Birkelandsnipa
  • 288 m
  • Primary factor 140 m
  • Location: North 60:28.282, East 005:22.465 (GPS at the summit).
  • Bergen, Norway
  • Difficulty, YDS class 1
  • Climbed on June 26. 2011


How to get there:
Drive north from Bergen on E-39. After Åsane, take E-16 in the traffic circle where E-39 and E-16 split. Turn left on the second (left) exit. The first is signed for Birkeland, the second for Blindheim. Drive a short stretch and park along the road near a small side road with a mailbox shelter on your left. This location is N60:27.898, E005:22.811, elevation about 77 meter.
Route description:
Walk along the small side road and fork left before it ends. In the sharp left bend, cross a small fence and head uphill on grassland. There are some ruins higher up. Before getting this high, look for a vague path that traverses right. In any case, move right and get yourself into the small valley there. Head up this valley. Higher up, there is a stone fence with a breach in it. Pass through and pick up a small trail that you should be able to follow to the top of the valley, then gradually left and to the summit.
After climbing Birkelandsfjellet by mistake yesterday, confusing it with Birkelandsnipa, it was about time to climb this little known hill in Bergen. I had no idea of a route and proceeded up along the main ridge above the farm ruins. This route ran into extremely dense vegetation (Brake), and this slowed me considerably. I left my car at 1055 and arrived at the summit 1125. I headed back down at 1130 and reached my car by 1145. 30 minutes up and 15 down, quite a contrast from my climb of Geitanuken.