• Skogafjellet
  • 290 m
  • Primary factor 212 m
  • Hordaland, Norway
  • Location: North 60:12.415 East 005:26.018 (GPS on the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 2
  • Climbed April 21, 2012.


How to get there:
Drive south from Bergen on E-39 towards the village of Os. Before you get to the place called Ulven, you drive south along the west side of lake Hetleflovatnet. You now see Skogafjellet up front, slightly on your right. Locate a bus stop on your left and a small road exiting right, just opposite. Turn right onto this road and immediately make a left. This road will take you up to a local farm. Ask permission to park as this is private property. I parked at location N60:12.790 E005:26.444, elevation about 58 meter.
Route description:
From the trailhead described above, a forest road forks left and a very old and overgrown forest road forks right from this (see picture). Take this overgrown tractor road, it will lead you up a gully that ends in a small col between a local hill (elevation about 135 meter, and the slope of Skogafjellet to your right. From this col, go right and climb the slope. There are some vague paths here and there. The summit area has three distinct high points, a nice meadow is located between the two first ones. They are marked on the map with elevations 288.2m, 288.5m and 289.5 meter respectively. It makes a nice loop to visit them all.
See also the excellent WEB pages of Arnt Flatmo.
I left my car at 1215 and visited the three high points in a counter clock wise direction. I was at the second top around 1300 and back down at my car by 1330. This hill is full of trees and the views are limited.