Hatten, (Pynten)

  • Hatten (Pynten)
  • 370 m
  • Primary factor 127 m
  • Location: North 60.84271, East 005.27965
  • Hordaland, Norway
  • Difficulty, YDS class 1
  • Climbed on March 23. 2021


How to get there:
A good point of reference is the small community Hosteland, located north of Masfjorden. To get there from Bergen, drive north on E-39. Just before E-39 enters the 4 km long Eikefet tunnel, there is a choice of route. Forking left onto Hwy. 570, then connect from Masfjordneset to Duesund by (cable) ferry. This is a scenic option. Alternatively, continue on E-39 passing the two fingers of Masfjorden, then an uphill tunnel to the intersection with Hwy. 571. Turn left here, descending on the north side of Masfjorden to meet Hwy. 570 near Hosteland.
The third, and perhaps best way, is to use the ferry from Leirvåg. Turn left in the very first traffic circle in Knarvik (immediately after the bridge), follow Hwy. 57 to Leirvåg. This ferry leaves 15 minutes past the hour. The return ferry leaves Sløvågen 15 minutes before the hour. The crossing takes 20 minutes. From Sløvågen, you have 14 kilometer to reach Hosteland.
The trailhead for Hatten is located about 1.2 kilometer east from Hosteland along Hwy. 570. The location is N60.83160, E5.27812, elevation about 50 meter.
Route description:
The trail starts on the north side of the road. This trail runs all the way from the trailhead to the summit.
A nice hike, arriving at the summit 1030. This was my second (of 7) peaks climbed on this day.