• Gladihaug
  • 430 m.
  • Primary factor 402 m.
  • Hordaland, Norway
  • Location: North 60.57708, East 005.32468 (GPS at the summit)
  • Difficulty: (YDS) class 1.
  • Climbed February 2. 2013.


How to get there:
Drive E-39 north from Bergen. Cross the large (floating) bridge, then the suspension bridge connecting to Knarvik. As you exit the bridge, in the first traffic circle, start to measure. Follow E-39 further, 5.9 kilometer. You have passed through a long tunnel, take the first exit right, the sign says Leknes. Immediately, turn right again (sign for Hopsdal) and cross E-39 on a bridge. Follow this road up the valley until kilometer 8.5, where you find a large parking area just before the last farm. This is the trailhead, location N60.57979, E005.33919, elevation about 200 meter.
Route description:
Locate a small gate at the side of the parking area and follow the trail that climbs right. This path will soon reach a forest road that climbs left. Follow this road uphill to a junction. From here, one may go left or right, the path right follows a mini valley for quite a while before turning left and making its final push to the summit. The path going left (I have not tried this) most likely provides access to a tall mast that stands on a separate, small top before one gets to the proper summit.
I had only a time for a very short trip this Saturday and decided to visit my first top north of Bergen along E-39. I parked and left the car at 1235. The weather was not as nice as the forecast, it had snowed a few centimeter and the trail had blue ice hidden under. I walked rather carefully, mostly along the edge of the trail and made the summit after 35 minutes. I made only a brief, 5 minute stop, then proceeded back down with caution to avoid any bad slide. I reached the car at 1355.