Location: North 59.72979 East 005.67212 (GPS at the summit)
Climbed February 27, 2015
Difficulty YDS class 1
How to get there:
The best ferry connection to this island is from Utbjoa, located south-west
of the island Borgundøya. Utbjoa is about 25 kilometer from Skjold.
Skjold is located on E-134, about 28 kilometer from Haugesund.
The ferry does run several times a day, but one must be prepared for quite
some waiting. When arriving in Borgundøy, drive up the paved road to
the highest point where the road forks. Right there, a smaller dirt road
forks right. One may drive this (slightly rough) road up to a large
parking area. Park here, location N59.72410 E005.68318, elevation about 150 meter.
A small forest road continues uphill from the trailhead. There are signs saying
Borgundnuten. After a short stretch you reach a more level area. The road continues
towards an antenna, while the clearly marked trail forks left and more uphill.
Higher up, you will see two cliffs with a cut (col) in the middle. The trail nicely
winds its way up here. Above the cliffs, the trail is less steep as it gradually
crosses left, a small descent follows before the final ascent to
a nice summit plateau.
There is a large cairn and a summit register.
I waited quite some time for the ferry. Listening to the radio and
following the mens 4 times 10 km relay in the world championship in skiing.
We won the gold and beat the Swedes, very nice indeed.
I was ready to hike at 1700 and the short climb took 30 minutes.
I spent 5 minutes on photos and looking
at an information sign about
The descent took 25 minutes and I was back by mmy car at 1800, well before
it got dark.