Location: North 60.09930, East 005.77503 (GPS at the summit)
Difficulty: (YDS) class 2 (winter).
Climbed February 17. 2013.
How to get there:
This mountain is located in Fusa, a municipality south-east of Bergen.
Drive Hwy. 48 south from Eikelandsosen to the intersection with Hwy. 549 at a place called
Kilen. Turn right onto Hwy. 549 and continue 22.1 kilometer, just across a small hilltop, park on the
right hand side of the road. There should be a white house on the left side and a small road
Alternatively, if you arrive from the opposite direction, this location is 8.5 kilometer north on
Hwy. 549 from its intersection with Hwy. 49. This location is N60.09462, E005.73914, elevation about
From the trailhead, follow the small road passing a farm, then more steeply uphill to Vetlavatn at about
300 meter elevation. Continue up to your right, steeply and gain a small valley that leads uphill
to a bigger trail that runs across. Go left and locate the sign in Svinaskaret.
Continue up this little valley,
essentially to the very top. From here, you hike a short distance to the summit.
I had been to Dalstuva early in the morning, so this would be my second top today.
I quickly discovered that the forest road that runs up to lake Vetlavatn was unplowed and rather
bad for a normal car. I parked by the main road and set out on foot around 1140.
The going was tough as there was considerable snow on the road.
I reached the small lake Vetlavatn
at 1215. From here, the prospects looked grim indeed. Deep snow and a rather
steepish hillside. I started the battle and soon realized that this would be a lot of hard
work. I finally made the summit at 1355,
1:40 to move 1.14 kilometer as the crow flies.
The weather was also miserable, a mix of rain and snow, add fog and you have a pretty good description.
Leaving the summit at 1405, it took me 45 minutes to get back to the lake, then another 20 minutes
back down to the car.