• Fjetlandsnuten
  • 716 m
  • Primary factor 668 m
  • Location: South of Vindafjorden, Rogaland.
  • Location: North 59:26.549, East 006:04.590 (GPS at the summit)
  • Saddle 3km west to Grytenuten
  • Difficulty: YDS class 1 (summer), 2 (winter)
  • Climbed January 28. 2006.


How to get there: From Bergen, drive south on E39, then north-east on E134. About 18 kilometer after entering E134, make a right onto Hwy. 46 and continue on this road to Ropeid. Take a sharp right here, the road is still Hwy 46, while Hwy. 520 continues to the small (industrial) village of Sauda.
Measure from here, drive 14.5 kilometer towards Hebnes. At this point, you should be on a straight downhill section with a left curve at the lower end. Just before this curve, make a sharp right onto a smaller road that heads uphill. Drive this road approximately 1.5 kilometer. You are now at Brattland, a pretty large house on your left. Stop here and check with the friendly farmer about where to park. This is the trailhead, elevation 250 meter, location N59:26.170, E006:03.540.
Route description: A forest road heads up the slope just below the house. Follow this road until it levels out at a small hilltop. Take a forest road that forks right at this point. Shortly further uphill, a trail forks left. In winter, this may be hard to see, however, the vegetation is pretty reasonable and one can find pretty good terrain as one climbs towards the left side of the big cliffs higher up. This cliff ends on the left side in a pretty characteristic shape. Contour below and around into a smaller gully that heads up right. From here, one can ski pretty much directly uphill with pretty obvious routefinding. Shortly, you arrive at a very impressive summit cairn.
Comments: I climbed this mountain on my way from Bergen to Sauda. Started out at 1430, made the summit after 50 minutes. Ten minutes with beautiful evening light, then descending back down to the car in 30 minutes.
I talked to the local farmer that lives near this trailhead. He told me that many people used a trail that starts out from the very last (highest) Fjetland farm, but that he himself liked to hike up the forest road that started just below his house.
The local dog (quite a young puppy), decided to follow me and despite being carried back once by the farmer, she soon turned up again and gave me company all the way to the summit cairn.
I drove on to Sauda and checked into the local hotel Kløver. Tomorrow, I shall make an attempt to ski the much bigger mountain Skaulen.