Location: North 60:55.700, East 005:27.143 (GPS at the summit)
Climbed August 24, 2008
Difficulty YDS class 2
How to get there:
This mountain is located far north and west in Hordaland. From Bergen,
drive north on E-39, cross Romarheimen and continue past Masfjorden. Enter
the uphill tunnel named Jernfjelltunnelen and leave E-39 shortly after you
exit this tunnel. The sign says Duesund, turn off to the left and follow this
road about 4.2 kilometer. Look for a sign for Kalhovda that exits right. Take this
road. First, it backtracks a bit and crosses a bridge. About 0.7 kilometer after
entering this road, make a left at a junction near a house. Continue across a narrow
bridge, less then 0.3 kilometer from the previous junction exit left in a fork where
the paved road heads uphill along the right fork. Continue along this (gravel)
road and make a right at the next fork, again about 0.3 kilometer from the beginning
of the gravel road. This road looks really small, but can be driven by ordinary cars.
The road crosses thge creek on a wooden bridge, then continues steeply uphill.
The hill is steep enough to require the lowest gear you have. The road ends rather
suddenly, there is parking for 2-3 cars. This is the trailhead, location
N60:54.836, E005:26.681, elevation about 275 meter.
An excellent description of this trip can be found at
Arnt Flatmo's webpage.
Locate the very nice bridge across the creek, right next to the trailhead. The trail traverses
right, then hits sloping rock that leads uphill. Continue uphill on the rock and stay right as
you get higher. The trail picks up at the upper right corner of the slick rock. Higher up,
there is more rock, but the trail is still easy to follow. Soon, you see the read house on
Kalhovdasetra higher up. These farm huts are located at about 440 meter of elevation. The mountain
ridge continues steeply just above the huts. The trail is now essentially gone, but the terrain is
easy. Stay a bit right, then climb the ridge above and follow it to the summit.
After a lazy day with Olympic Games from China, it was clear that a hike was called for.
I parked at the trailhead at 12 noon and departed at 1215. The summit was reached at 1300 and
another 15 minutes with good view all around. However, it was windy so I decided to head back
down. I was back by the car at 1400 and decided to drive via the cable-ferry in Duesund on my
The view from this summit is exceptionally good. One can see quite far in all directions.