• Håøyna
  • 172 m
  • Primary factor 172 m
  • Flatøy, Norway
  • Location: North 60.68949, East 005.62026 (GPS on the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 1
  • Climbed: May 11, 2014


How to get there:
Take E-39 from Bergen towards Knarvik. Cross the big (floating) bridge, enter Flatøy and continue until the road reaches its highest point. Turn left and find parking for about 10 cars. Park here, location N60.54248, E005.26526, elevation about 40 meter.
Route description:
Walk down the small hill, crossing the gate and passing the (industrial) building. Turning a bit right (around the corner of the building), locate a trail that initially descends among some trees. This trail has been well maintained and improved with board walks across wet sections. Follow this trail and stay left in any trail fork. You will eventually descend to the beach near the location where the hill part of this island nearly separates from the rest (Flatøy). Walk a short stretch (left) along the shore and some old ruins of a building, then locate a trail that climbs uphill and enters an open field near another old building. From here, the trail is actually an old military road, more than 100 years old. This road will take you all the way to the summit in a very gentle uphill with wide, nice curves.
This trail is quite popular, we saw more than 50 other people in a span of about 2 hours. I made this hike with my wife Heidi. We started at 1050 and made the summit at 1140. The view was quite good and we stayed around for 10-15 minutes at the summit. The return hike took about the same time, allowing some little detour to another viewpoint near the old building at the lower part of the hill.