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Visiting TOBRIK

Date:
19.12.2021
Characteristic:
Hike
Duration:
3:30h
Distance:
9.2km

After discussing a few different ideas, we eventually settled on something quite basic: a little round through Kanadaskogen to enjoy the nice December day that also happened to be a Sunday! :-) Starting from Varden in the south of Fyllingsdalen, we headed first to Gjeddevatnet. Following its shoreline for a bit, we rounded Gjerdsvika to get to Fueneset. From there, and in order to get further north (to Bjørndalsvatnet), we had to pass by Elvareidet. While the one of us, who's smart, respected our knowledge of the cliffs in the east of Elvareidet, which require that one passes "over the top" instead of "down around", and started this small ascent right away from Furuneset, the other one, who wished to "double-check", descended again to Gjeddevatnet, just to >>>

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Liatårnet from Li

Date:
11.12.2021
Characteristic:
Hike
Duration:
2:30h
Distance:
5.3km

We expected some sunshine (not any long day, though, of course) and thus headed for some snow near Bergen! :-) Remembering a very nice winter hike up to Liatårnet in Jan. 2019 , we aimed at Liatårnet, again, but this time via a slightly different route. Also this time, we drove to Li (on the eastside of Liatårnet) and parked near Liaskjærshallen right next to Liaskjervegen at Liaskjeret. From there, we first walked back a little (north along Liaskjervegen) until we turned left (onto Elvabakkvegen). After walking up this road for a few meters, the road splits into two in a T-junction; there, straight onwards, one finds a trail head from which one can get behind the houses in westwards direction (for ex., towards Trollhaugen in the southwest). Our plan was to ascend into the direction of Liatårnet from there, so we did not >>>

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White Løvstakken

Date:
05.12.2021
Characteristic:
Hike
Duration:
1:00h
Distance:
5.5km

We needed a bit of fresh air and thus decided to make a quick excursion from Melkeplassen, between "downtown" Bergen and Fyllingsdalen. We parked along Monrad Mjeldes vei and followed the signs towards Løvstakken until we arrived at the upper end of Løvstien. Crossing Løvstien, we continued upwards along the northern ridge that leads to Ravnefjellet. There, we decided to also include Løvstakken. Following one of the major trails, we soon after arrived at the top of Løvstakken. Back down, we first followed the same trail, but instead of connecting to Ravnefjellet, again, we followed a trail into the direction of Skitnedalen. Crossing some of the local heights there, we continued further northwards along of the ridges. Before descending too much into the direction of Bergen, >>>

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Double-round to Alvøen

Date:
28.11.2021
Characteristic:
Bike trip - mixed
Duration:
3:00h
Distance:
28.8km

Even though I had a lot of work to do, still, I could not resist the nice weather and needed to get out, at least a little! Getting onto my eBike, I decided to visit Alvøen (once again) and check out a few of the smaller hills there. To get there, I decided to pass by Tennebekk, first. I thus biked first north in Fyllingsdalen and at Spelhaugen I got onto the gravel road that leads up to Tennebekk. On the other side, I turned south (southwest), again. Passing by Loddefjord, I aimed at Hilleren in the southwest of Haakonsvern. Once past Mathopen, I connected to Skarelien, which brought me up to Hilrafjellet by basically cycling a "full round" around it, first. From Hilrafjellet, I enjoyed some proper views, before I continued to check out Medhaugen next. While I could also >>>

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Round around Meland church

Date:
21.11.2021
Characteristic:
Hike
Duration:
4:00h
Distance:
8.6km

Expecting a nice November Sunday, we aimed at a round around Meland church near Knarvik in the north of Bergen. Driving along E39 from Bergen brought us across Salhusfjorden with the help of Nordhordlandsbrua. As soon as we touched ground on Flatøy, again, we changed to Rosslandsvegen, leading westwards into the direction of Meland and Holsnøy. Near Frekhaug, we turned right (onto the comparably narrow road to Meland). After crossing over from Dale to Meland, we parked near Meland church and started our hike from there. The first sub-goal of the day was Salbukletten in the northwest of Meland. We passed by Erstad, first, and then ascended from there to Salbukletten (into northwestern direction from Erstad). This ascent, even though without trail, was nice and easy! On Salbukletten, >>>

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Ørnafjellet (and Lyderhorn) the "wild" way

Date:
14.11.2021
Characteristic:
Bike trip - mixed
Duration:
3:00h
Distance:
17.6km

After a very nice "standard" hike to Møsnuken the day before, we wished to use the second nice weekend day for another, maybe a bit more "experimental" hike. For some time already, we had asked ourselves, whether it is possible to ascend Ørnafjellet near Lyderhorn "direttissima" from Banuren. This Sunday, we thought to try this idea. We took our eBikes and biked along Bjørgeveien into the direction of Loddefjord. After rounding Svartaberget and Bjørndalstjørna, we cycled northwards on the eastside of Lyderhorn, passing by Liavatnet. On the northeastern side of Lianakken, we turned left and onto Banuren, leading us up to the houses of Banuren. Between Søre Banuren and Nordre Banuren, where one major trail from Lyderhorn comes down, we left our bikes behind, starting >>>

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Møsnuken from Tyssdalen

Date:
13.11.2021
Characteristic:
Hike
Duration:
4:30h
Distance:
9.7km

As a small group of four, we wished to some nice autumn hiking in quite fine weather. To also enjoy some views across the nice fjord-landscape around Bergen, we decided to make "the standard hike" up to Møsnuken. Taking E39 south from Bergen, we soon passed by Kalandsvatnet and then Syfteland. A little further south, just before the roundabout at Ulven, we turned left and onto Tøsdalsvegen. In the south of Tyssdalsvatnet, we crossed over a small bridge and parked soon after at the parking spot for hikers right next to Tyssdalselva. Starting our hike on the main trail towards Møsnuken, we crossed Tyssdalselva after just a few meters. Then, after just following the main trail for a few further meters, we turned left to do the ascent to Møsnuken via Linken. This (also very >>>

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Nice round around Bysheimvatnet

Date:
31.10.2021
Characteristic:
Hike
Duration:
5:30h
Distance:
16.1km

The weather forecast had improved and promised nice hiking conditions, which let us decide for a "proper" hike. :-) For some time already, we had looked at Skolmen on Osterøy and now a hike up there seemed just right to us. We drove from Bergen to Osterøy (via the bridge) and on Osterøy further to Gjerstad. Continuing past Gjerstad church and Skistad on Gjerstadvegen, we turned right on the other side of the stream, leading us towards Solbjørg. Taking the next turn to the left, we started our passage through Solbjørgsdalen, before turning right, again, at Rymla, driving eastwards into the direction of Låstadvatnet. After passing by the rather large business area next to the stream that comes out of Låstadvatnet, we parked at the side of the road and started hiking from >>>

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Short excursion to Sælenvatnet

Date:
23.10.2021
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
0:30h
Distance:
2.1km

Very shot excursion to the local peninsula in Sælenvatnet to get some fresh air. See also the related FB-page Hiking around Bergen, Norway .

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Klyvsnolten and Lauvhovden

Date:
19.10.2021
Characteristic:
Hike
Duration:
3:00h
Distance:
7.8km

After a two days meeting at Voss, we wished to get some fresh air before darkness would set in. The weather forecast was "challenging" (loads of rain predicted), but shifted at least a little from day to day. We had not given up, but aimed at something non-extreme to account for the circumstances (limited daylight left, non-shiny weather, etc.). My dear hiking friend Harald wished to ascend Lauvhovden (and convinced me then, also). We took the car from Voss along Raundalsvegen to Klyve, where we parked near Svinåni next to a gravel road. To start our hike, we first followed Raundalsvegen a little further, passing between Øvre Klyve and Nedre Klyve, to connect to a forest road that we had seen right next to Rastalii (leading upwards into the direction of Skori and Klyvsnolten). Following >>>

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