• Signalen
  • 164 m
  • Primary factor 111 m
  • Location: Sotra, Hordaland, Norway
  • Location: North 60:20.040 East 005:01.175 (GPS at the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 1
  • Climbed December 30, 2011


How to get there:
Drive from Bergen to Sotra. After the tunnel, turn left on Hwy. 555 and drive a short stretch to Fjell. In Fjell, take Hwy. 559 west (right). Continue until you have a Kiwi store on your right, turn right just after the store (onto Signalveien). Drive a short distance, then the paved road ends. If the chain (that may be present) is not blocking the road, then drive through and fin parking immediately on your right hand side. This is the trailhead, location N60:19.712 E005:01.133, elevation about 95 meter.
Route description:
This description is a nice, circular trip. Hike the small road until it ends near a small dam at the west end of the lake Signalvatnet. Cross below the dam, then scramble up the somewhat steep hillside right next to the dam. Continue to the top. At 154 meter, this is a small, subsidiary summit. Turn east and head towards the main summit of Signalen. Within a few minutes you have reached a pretty nice viewpoint. Return directly down to the east end of the lake, then follow the road back to the trailhead.
I did this hike with Pål Jørgen. We left at 1310, made the first, subsidiary summit by 1320. The main summit was reached at 1330. We returned to the car by 1345.