• Brydalsfjellet
  • 762 m
  • Primary factor 123 m
  • Masfjorden, Norway
  • Location: North 60.92204, East 005.63749 (GPS on the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 2
  • Climbed November 28, 2021.


How to get there:
Drive E-39 north from Bergen to Matre, this is immediately after you exit a long downhill tunnel. Fork right onto Hwy. 5442, signed for Ortevik. Drive to the top of the zig-zag ascending part of the road and find parking at a viewpoint (on your right) near the top of this uphill. The location is N60.90945, E5.62992, elevation about 355 meter.
Route description:
Locate a vague trail that heads uphill among the trees, headin west. Follow this trail until it turns the steepish ridge on your north side. There is a smaller, unmarked trail that then heads north-east up the ridge. Higher up, the slope is less steep, continue to the summit.
I did this hike with my friend Harald. We had just completed a trip to Bjørnshiklanten, but decided that we could do a second shorter hike before returning to Bergen. The weather was just fantastic and we really should spend a much time as possible outdoors on such a day.
We started out at 1355 and arrived at the summit in about one hour, shortly before 1500. The return hike brought us back down shortly before 1600. The lower part (trail) was very icy and caused some minor delay since we needed to walk carefully next to the trail. The sun would set when we were about half way down, a great way to end a day with superb weather.