• Vestrefjellet
  • 573 m
  • Primary factor 350 m
  • Hordaland, Norway
  • Location: North 45.97689, East 008.94734 (GPS on the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 2
  • Climbed September 29, 2013.


How to get there:
This mountain may be approached from the road that runs past Tysso on the west side of Osterøy, however the shortest hike is from the road that enters Osterøy from the north. 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 7 kilometer from the bridge you start to leave the fjord as the road now climbs and 10.4 kilometer from the turnoff to the bridge you have reached a place with good parking on your right hand side. This is near Toskedalsvatnet, the road has just descended slightly from a local saddle. Park here, location N60.66230, E005.68656, elevation about 200 meter.
Route description:
Walk about 100 meter back along the road and cross left on a small, wooden bridge. There is a small trail, marked with some white markers around trees, however this is hard to follow. Head uphill and you will see the small trail off and on. You may pass an old hut, then get into more open terrain. The mounatin has a local viewpoint at 559 meter, marked by a cairn. The summit is a short walk more south, this point has no marker.
I started around 1200 and quickly lost the trail. However, I subsequently recovered and lost it several more times. I first visited the cairn on the top that first came into view when ascending from below. Next, I headed over to the highest point and took a couple of more photos. I left around 1300 and returned to my car around 1330.