How to get there:
This peak is on an island. One need to organize transport by boat. The ideal
starting point is Vikaneset.
From Bergen, drive north on E-39, passing through Knarvik. Drive through the near 5 kilometer
long tunnel called Eikefet. Next, pass through 4 shorter tunnels, but NOT the 5th. Pay attention
as the distance between tunnel 4 and 5 is relatively short. Exit right, then turn right again.
You are now in an area where there is parking, as well as good facilities for leaving by boat.
This location is near N60.69933, E005.58783.
If you need assistance to rent boat transport, try contacting Malvin Toft at 91304910.
By boat, go south to location N60.68794, E005.59869, Liabakken, on the north-east side of the
Follow the nice access path up towards the house and more uphill just past the building.
Some man made steps shows the access going more steeply uphill. Follow the vague trail
as it ascends north to gain the main crest of the island a bit north of the summit
area. Turn more south and follow vague paths that will gain the summit area. There is a
northern summit point with a small solar powered antenna.
The highest point is located
about 80 meter to the south, a pretty distinct small high-point. The difference in
elevation is only abount 0.2 meter, visit both locations.
We left Bergen around 0900 and arrived at
Vikaneset shortly after 1000. The launching of the boat went according to plan and
the first, short trip by Fredrik's boat started. We found a good place to anchor and
started hiking around 1030.
We had no problems to follow the trail and arrived on top around
1110. The terrain with the deep cut called Storgjela, was indeed interesting.
Returning the same way, we next used the boat to go south around to the point
called Pynten on the island of Hokøy. The ascent there was considerably
shorter. Pretty good views across the fjord going south.
The next and final stop was at
the old farm Liabakken.
A very nice place. There were
sheep with lambs here.
The mother sheeps
certainly would like a "hair-cut" before
a warm summer. The ascent was straightforward, we arrived on top around
1335. After spending about 10 minutes visiting the two competing high points, we
returned to the boat.
Returning to Vikaneset by
1420, we again had no issues with getting the boat from the water to the trailer.
I was back home shortly before 1600. Big thanks to Fredrik for good company and
for supplying the critical boat
needed to complete this mission.