• Borgundnuten
  • 462 m
  • Primary factor 462 m
  • Location: Hordaland, Norway
  • 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.
Route description:
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 local history.
The descent took 25 minutes and I was back by mmy car at 1800, well before it got dark.