• Hoklane
  • 483 m.
  • Primary factor 120 m.
  • Osterøy, Norway
  • Location: North 60.45001, East 005.55888 (GPS at the summit)
  • Difficulty: (YDS) class 2.
  • Climbed January 6. 2013.


How to get there:
This mountain is on Osterøy. Drive from Bergen and cross the big bridge (toll) to Osterøy. You will drive through a tunnel about 2 kilometer long after crossing the bridge. Measure as you exit the tunnel. Continue along the main Hwy. 2.4 kilometer and fork right here. At kilometer 3.8, make a new right turn, there is a sign here saying Austad 2.5. You drive through a farm, then the pavement ends at kilometer 6.2. Continue uphill on a good dirt road to kilometer 6.7, there is a gate and a sign for parking. park immediately after driving through the gate. The road continues, but visitors are advised to park in this location. The location is N60.45796, E005.55614, elevation about 345 meter.
Route description:
Continue along the road, then cross the field and head uphill. Follow tracks from previous people/animals. There are some fences, but they are generally not too hard to cross.
Here is a plot of the route followed. If your goal is Hoklane only, then you should follow the upper part of the track to waypoint 6 and 7. The highest summit has no cairn or marker, while a slightly lower summit nearby has traces of an old trigonometric marker.
I decided to visit the two tops Hoklane and Hæddena on this very foggy Sunday afternoon. I started around 1330 and arrived on the Hoklane summit by 1400. I continued more or less straight downhill to the saddle between the two tops, then uphill, arriving at the summit of Hæddena around 1450. My return hike contoured around Hoklane on its south side, a much better route if only the summit of Hæddena is your goal. I was back at my car around 1550.