Location: North 60.46817, East 006.57551 (GPS on the summit)
Climbed May 4. 2019
Difficulty: YDS class 2
How to get there:
Drive Hwy. 7 (branching off from E-16 in Trengereid)
via Norheimsund towards Granvin.
About 6 kilometer after Ålvik (the place with
speed-bumps), the road enters a tunnel. Just before this, exit
left to Lussand. The forest road runs steeply uphill just before
the local road crosses the creek. If you have a low clearance
vehicle, find parking near the start of the forest road. If you
have a high clearance car, then you may drive up this private
Follow the forest road uphill. Cross one bridge and continue
until just before the second bridge. Locate a small trail
(or at least easy terrain) and walk uphill with the creek on your
left hand side. Follow local clearings and small meadows until you
reach a small lake, Veslevatnet at
elevation close to 440 meter.
From the lake, continue more or less directly east towards the summit.
There may be a few steeper sections, but these can easily be
circumvented as needed. The summit has a
very nice cairn and excellent
views of the Hardanger fjord. Comments:
I arrived at Lussand around noon and started driving up the small forest road.
This was a mistake, the road was more rough than my (low clearance) BMW appreciated.
However, once you begin, it is tempting to drive until you find a place to park or
turn around. Very slow and careful driving brought me up to the first bridge where a nice
parking area revealed itself on my left. This is location
N60.46403, E006.54856, elevation about 325 meter.
I left the car at 1220 and arrived at the summit cairn in 45 minutes, a nice and
straightforward hike. Good views of the Hardanger fjord, both in the direction
of Eidfjord as well as west, out the fjord.
I stayed around for 10 minutes, then returned to my car in 35 minutes.