• Gaustadfjellet
  • 317 m
  • Primary factor 270 m
  • Location: Holsnøy, Norway
  • Location: North 60.58017 East 005.14795 (GPS at the summit)
  • Climbed November 22, 2014
  • Difficulty YDS class 1


How to get there:
From Bergen, drive north on E-39, cross the large floating bridge, then immediately exit right and drive Hwy. 564 across the next bridge, then immediately turn right onto Hwy. 245. Pay attention as this road continues right in a road fork about 3.5 kilometer. Turn right here and continue along the north-east side of the island. Continue another 3 kilometer, you will approach a very small place called Gaustad. Just after this, observe a single, old farm building (not for living) on your right, then immediately, there is parking for a couple of cars on the right side of the road. Park here, location N60.57586, E005.17014, elevation about 50 meter.
Route description:
Continue a few meter along the road, then locate and old farm path (quite wide) that runs uphill to your left. There is a small sign on the ground saying Gaustadfjellet. Take this path uphill and cross a fence/gate. A bit higher there is a second small gate, with the trail continuing more steeply on the upper side. The trail continues to climb the main ridge and soon, there are good views. The trail is quite clear, a few cairns show the way across more rocky sections. Head uphill a bit more steeply (distinct gully), then more gently onwards to a big cairn. The highest point, the summit, is located a bit further onwards.
I left at 1120 and arrived at the summit at 1205. The return hike took about 35 minutes.
This hike can definitely be recommended. Quite a nice trail along the top ridge, with good views. Despite its low elevation, there is a distinct mountain flavor to this route.