• Hamrefjellet
  • 280 m
  • Primary factor 127 m
  • Location: North 60:17.205, East005:22.252 (GPS at the summit).
  • Bergen, Norway
  • Difficulty, YDS class 1
  • Climbed on June 25. 2011


How to get there:
Drive from Bergen following signs for Stavanger (E-39) NB: the (old) road that runs From Nestun across Vallaheiane, then down to lake Kallandsvatnet. Just as you start downhill from Vallaheiane, make a right at the first possible fork, the road is called Hatlestad Terasse. Drive this road until it makes a sharp right turn, the continue uphill until you are close to a small access road that goes sharply left. A small red sign is a good clue. You should park along the main road at location N60:17.360, E005:22.754, elevation about 180 meter.
Route description:
Walk up the small side road and locate the proper trailhead as wooden steps climb right just next to an information sign with map and instructions. Follow a very good trail uphill until the crest of the hill. Turn left and hike more or less along the crest. You will cross what is possibly the highest point at location N60:17.205, E005:22.252, elevation perhaps 281 meter.
Continue a short stretch along the trail to a trig. point. This local summit is located at N60:17.119, E005:22.147, elevation 280 meter.
I was out collecting small hills having at least 100 meter of prominence in the south area of Bergen. Somehow, I confused Birkelandsfjellet, located at Vallaheiane, with Birkelandsnipa located north in the Åsane area of Bergen.
I therfore thought that Birkelandsfjellet had at least 100 meter of prominence and started out climbing it. Some pictures from this climb are enclosed below.
I subsequently left the trailhead for Hamrefjellet at 1355 and arrived at what might be the highest point at 1405. I continued to the trig. point summit at 1410, before exploring a bit around. I returned to my car at 1440. Hamrefjellet has a lot of trails, signs and benches where one can rest and enjoy the views in various directions.