Location: North 60.45899, East 005.59664 (GPS on the summit)
Difficulty: YDS class 2
Climbed November 3, 2012.
How to get there:
This mountain is on Osterøy. Drive from Bergen and cross the big bridge (toll) to
Osterøy. You will drive through a tunnel about 2 kilometer long after crossing the bridge.
Measure as you exit the tunnel. Continue along the main Hwy. 2.4 kilometer and fork right here.
At kilometer 3.8, make a new right turn, there is a sign here saying
Austad 2.5. You drive through a farm, then the pavement ends at kilometer 6.2. Continue uphill
on a good dirt road to kilometer 6.7, there is a gate and a sign for parking. park immediately after
driving through the gate. The road continues, but visitors are advised to park in this location.
The location is N60.45796, E005.55614, elevation about 345 meter.
From the trailhead, continue along the road until you arrive at a building on your right, the
good dirt road ends here. Look forward and uphill on your left and spot what looks like
a gate in the fence. Head up that way. Unfortunately, the gate cannot be opened, but the fence is
low and easy to cross on the left side. Continue up the hill along an obvious path until you
reach the plateau. From here, the trail first heads uphill sort of right to contour around
some small, local tops. There may be some trail to follow in the summer
Continue north-east, there are
several small ridges with lower terrain in between that must be crossed.
The summit has a red and white pole. Further east
is a lower summit with a sign saying Såta.
I drove from Bergen and turned on my GPS after exiting the tunnel. I had made waypoints for
driving and hiking the night before. Big surprise as I realized that I had forgotten to load
the map and the route into my GPS. No map, no GPS and no compass, at least good that the day
was pretty nice. I navigated to the trailhead without too much trouble and hiked up the
steeper hillside along an obvious trail. Higher up, I lost the trail, partially because of
pretty deep patches of snow. The direction was pretty obvious, the terrain ran quite a bit
perpendicular to my direction of travel, quite a few small ups and downs.
Fall colors and a low November sun, pretty nice place to be!
I looked across to Gullfjellet,
winter has arrived over there. Continuing, I arrived at the summit at 1335.
I had left around 1225, so about one hour and 10 minutes.
The view across Vaksdal to the mountains behind was nive,
as the sun colored the white slopes. Also, Hananipa looked nice, I still
remembered the very good weather that weekend in September.
Towards the west, I could see the fjord on its way to the ocean.
I left around 1345 and hiked back down to
my car pretty much along the same route. Arriving at 1450, I headed back home to a hot
sauna awaiting my return.