Matre Nipa

  • Matre Nipa
  • 587 m
  • Primary factor 185 m
  • Location: Masfjorden, Norway.
  • Location: North 60.88096, East 005.56431 (GPS at the summit)
  • Climbed January 14. 2022.
  • Difficulty YDS class 2


How to get there:
Drive E-39 north from Bergen. Continue passing Romarheim, crossing the mountains, then descending to Matre at the innermost place in Masfjorden. Continue (uphill) along E-39, passing through 2 tunnels. Park at the first available spot on your right immediately after you exit the second tunnel. This is location N60.87980, E5.54159, elevation about 180 meter.

Route description:
The trail starts directly from this parking. A small trail heads uphill into the forest. A sign saying Matre Nipa is located at the start. Follow this trail uphill to the col named Litlefjellskaret. Here, the trail turns more south and climbs to a small col close to 490 meter of elevation. Finally, going more east, the trail ascends to the Matre Nipa ridge. There are a few false summits, the first being marked by a big cairn. The trail runs to the east end of the summit ridge, however, you pass the highest point on the way there. The marked trail ends at a spot with a good view back down to Matre.
I did this hike with my friend Eric. The weather had been bad with (extreme weather) Gyda passing the previous two days with rain as high as 1200 meter. With no prospects for good skiing, we decided to climb two small peaks in Masfjorden.
We started out at 0930 and arrived on top after a leisurely walk, by 1040. Good views, we spent about 15 minutes on the top ridge before returning back down at 1145. Our next target was Hummel Nipa.