• Tysnessåta
  • 753 m
  • Primary factor 753 m
  • Location: On the island Tysnes south of Bergen, Norway
  • Location: North 60:01.603, East 005:36.882
  • Climbed April 24, 2003.


How to get there: Take the ferry from Halhjem (one hour south of Bergen along Hwy. E-39) to Våge on the Tysnes island. Alternatively, one can also drive to Tysnes since the island is connected with a bridge on the eastern side. The road between Våge and this bridge is Hwy. 49, the trailhead is located at the end of a side road that forks right after approximately 8 kilometer when driving from Våge. There is a sign saying Tysnessåta where this road forks and a few more signs along this road directing drivers to a good sized parking area that serves the trail.
Route description: From the parking area, proceed through the gate and head uphill on a clear and visible trail. Cross a second gate and subsequently a third. The trail heads up towards a saddle with Tysnessåta to your right hand side. Near the saddle, the trail bends right and heads straight up the hill in a shallow gully, just right of some steeper cliffs. Higher up, the terrain levels off and the trail bears right towards the small ridge that consitute the summit plateau.
Comments: I did this hike with my friend Arnt Flatmo. The trip started Thursday after work (around 1600) in Bergen, we first went to Mehammarsåta, the high point of Stord, then to Tysnessåta. Since the last ferry to Bergen left around 2200, we drove the long way back via the Tysnes bridge connection and returned to Bergen by 0030. An active evening. We started from the parking area at 2125 and hit the summit at 2200, just 2 hours and 15 minutes after we had been on the top of Mehammarsåta, the highest point on the island Stord.