• Hornafjellet
  • 936 m
  • Prominence 214 m
  • Location: Modalen, Hordaland, Norway.
  • Location: North 60.78258, East 005.79428 (GPS at the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 2
  • Climbed July 22, 2022


How to get there:
From Bergen, drive north on E-39. Note the road fork to Modalen (also signed to Dale), this road going right has Hwy. number 569. Take this road and drive to Mo. Continue on the main Hwy. signed for Dale, first a sharp right crossing the river, then another right in order to drive towards the tunnel. When you see the tunnel, park on the left hand side just before the tunnel entrance. This location is N60.81536, E005.83261, elevation about 28 meter.
Route description:
Walk back along the road (away from the tunnel), along the left hand side of the road. After about 150 meter, you should locate several signs (in the ditch!) on the left pointing up the hillside. The sign should read Mostølen. The distance is indicated to be 5 kilometer, this is a bit pessimistic. Follow this trail. It is a bit vague in the beginning, then very clear as it zig-zags steeply up the hill with a sprouce forest. Higher up, the trail is more vague again, but pretty well marked by blue paint. It follows the terrain and runs near the steeper drop on your right. Pretty good views across the valley. Shortly before Mostølen, Hornafjellet comes into view. Next, you descend a short stretch to reach the small, single building Mostølen.
Continue up on the opposite side, ie. do not turn left into the bowl. Ascend, turning slightly right, then more directly towards the mountain which comes into plain view. Ascend more or less directly uphill, you may avoid a slightly steeper section by traversing a bit left before gaining the main ridge. Finally, follow the main crest along easy terrain to reach a very well built and impressive cairn.
I did this climb with my friend Harald. We started walking at 0925 and arrived at the summit shortly before 1200 noon. A good rest was called for. We had just gorgeous weather. Nice views across to Slettefjellet visited with different conditions.
We left around 1215, our next goal being Nipekråni.