• Skardalsfjellet
  • 421 m
  • Primary factor 158 m
  • Location: Bergen, Norway
  • Location: North 60:20.462, East 005:25.763 (GPS at the summit)
  • Climbed April 12, 2008
  • Difficulty YDS class 2


How to get there: Drive from Nestun towards Arna. You will pass the small place called Helldal, then get the lake Grimevatnet (72 m) on your right side. Drive across a small bridge, you now have the lake Sølevatnet on your left. Before leaving this lake, locate a bus stop on your right, it is possible to exit the road here and park on the inside of the bus stop. This is the trailhead, location N60:21.107, E005:26.738, elevation 80 m.
Route description: A very clear trail heads south and uphill directly from the trailhead. Follow this trail to Furedalsvatnet (167m), then head uphill on your right. The terrain is fairly reasonable and soon you will be near the summit. There are actually three local summits that all seem to have the same elevation. The one noted above is the one to the north.
Comments: While preparing the distance based prominence ladder that orginates at my house in Bergen and ends at Mount Everest, I noticed this mountain with a bit of surprise. I had assumed that the terrain in this area connected to the mountain Gullfjellet without any significant drops in between. Thus, realizing that I was missing a local top on this sequence of summits, I immediately set out to pay it a visit before our Saturday evening meal.
I visited all three candidates for the local summit, they all measured exactly 421 meter on my GPS. I left the trailhead at 1715 and hiked around among the three tops at 1815. I then returned to my car by 1850.