• Kolåsfjellet
  • 223 m
  • Primary factor 205 m
  • Location: Lindås, Norway
  • Location: North 60.75839 East 005.16089 (GPS at the summit)
  • Climbed April 26, 2015
  • Difficulty YDS class 1


How to get there:
Drive to Knarvik (E-39 north from Bergen), turn left onto Hwy. 57, signed for Mongstad. After a long tunnel under Lyngfjell, you arrive in the small community named Lindås. You will see the hill (not the summit) as the highest terrain on your right hand side above quite a lot of fairly new houses that have been built on the lower slopes of this hill. Turn right, then left and follow the road that climbs uphill through an area with several houses. Navigate towards location N60.74873, E005.15953 at about 140 meter elevation. Locate parking in this area, the parking situation may be improved in the future.
Route description:
Continue uphill, possibly along a forest road. Several trails all lead to the summit. This summit is quite a popular local hiking destination. If in doubt, then just ask some locals, possibly already when looking for a good place to park. The trail will lead you up on a high plateau, then continue across small meadows to the summit point located north on the plateau. There is a cairn and a summit register.
I arrived at base of the hill, explored some roads going uphill while looking for parking. Obviously, I drove too high as my searching for parking changed into looking for a spot to turn around. I parked and headed along a short section of forest road, then a big and muddy trail that lead to the summit. I started walking around 1220 and arrived at the summit after 20 minutes. The summit has a nice view north to the Mongstad refinery as well as across the fjord to the mountains on the far side. I was back at my car around 1300 and continued my trip at Grimstadfjellet.