Kultane (Svelikulten, Vestelifjellet)

  • Kultane (Svelikulten, Vestelifjellet)
  • 251 m
  • Primary factor 111 m
  • Location: North 60.86484, East 005.14441
  • Hordaland, Norway
  • Difficulty, YDS class 1
  • Climbed on March 24. 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.
From Hosteland, take Hwy. 570 about 7 kilometer west to Haugsdal (or arrive here directly from Sløvågen). Haugsdal is served by a small road going north from from Hwy. 570. I found parking about 400 meter up the road from Hwy. 570, location 60.85094, 5.15379, elevation about 25 meter.
Route description:
Continue up the farm road running north towards lake Svelivatnet with elevation 120 meter. Just before you reach this lake, the trail, clearly marked for Kultane, crosses the small creek and continues all the way to the summit.
This was my 3rd. peak (of 7) that I climbed on this day. I arrived at the summit around 0900.