• Sverrestuven
  • 289 m
  • Primary factor 152 m
  • Osterøy, Norway
  • Location: North 60.69527, East 005.69635 (GPS on the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 2
  • Climbed: April 6, 2014


How to get there:
Take E-16 from Bergen to Dale, shortly thereafter at the bottom of a long downhill, turn left towards Romarheim and Modalen. This road is rather narrow with many sharp curves. Continue until you see the concrete bridge across to Osterøy in front of you. Keep right here and cross the bridge. This intersection is 37.3 kilometer from the turnoff to Modalen from E39 in Romarheim.
Continue on a very narrow road, about 5 kilometer, look for a very distinct turnout on your right hand side that may serve two cars. An old post about animals is attached to a tree. If you get to the next house, you have driven past this turnout. The precise location is N60.69574, E005.69028, elevation about 15 meter. Park here.
Route description:
Continue about 50 meter along the road. You will then see an old forest road that comes down from your left side. Follow this road until it ends. Continue along a small trail and stick to the tiny valley that leads gently uphill. You should have the cliffs os Sverrestuven immediately to your left. Follow this small trail to the col from where it descends slightly. You can see a small lake further ahead on a meadow. Immediately after a short descent, follow the pretty clear trail that climbs left. This trail is small, but quite easy to follow. Stay left and continue to ascend. The trail will follow the high ridge and lead you directly to the highest point of Sverrestuven. This point is (likely) a pretty big rock that stands out. A bit further ahead, there is another small high-point, however this is most likely slightly lower.
I came from Vardafjellet, parked at the trailhead described above and started out at 1350. The trail/route was easy to follow and I arrived at the summit after only 30 minutes. I spent 10 minutes walking a bit around and also checking a small hump slightly further ahead. The view back down to the fjord was quite nice. I left around 1430 and walked back down in 25 minutes.