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Hjortåsen on Strøno

Date:
07.07.2019
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
2:00h
Distance:
4.4km

We took the car to the south of Bergen, driving then road 160 from Ulven to Strøno. After crossing the narrow bridge to Strøno and driving up just a little to the T-junction, where the streets to Nordstrøno/Sørstrøno split, we turned right (towards Nordstrøno). Only a couple of meters before getting close to the first houses on the north-side of the island, we stopped next to the road and started hiking, following a simple forest road that starts from the street there in southwestern direction. At about 80mosl, where the forest road ends, we then continued on a well-visible path (further up in southern direction). At about 140mosl, we spotted Såta nearby (in northeastern direction) and thought that we may have a nice view from up there. It took only a few minutes to get over (no >>>

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Gulltjørna via Trengereidhotten from Risnes

Date:
29.06.2019
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
5:45h
Distance:
8.3km

We left Bergen in eastern direction on E16 (into the direction of Voss), leaving the main road just before Romslo, changing to the old road that brings one through Romslo to Risnes. We found a suitable place to park in Risnes and started our hike from there. Our first goal was Krånuken, to get up onto the heights north of Gullfjellet. For years, already, I had looked at this idea of ascending Trengereidhotten from the north, but hesitated (now I know that this was for good reasons!). This time, we finally decided to give it an attempt. We chose Sverinden, leading up to Krånuken, as the line and started from the street, where it passes under a short tunnel at the northern end of Sverinden. Immediately, our expectations were confirmed: the ascent over the ridge of Sverinden is very steep, >>>

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Stendörren

Date:
18.06.2019
Characteristic:
Walk
Duration:
2:30h
Distance:
7.9km

After a good workshop day in Nyköping, we had the chance to see Stendörrens naturreservat in the evening. Walking along the very well marked trails, many photo opportunities emerged! :-) The complex intermingling of the forest, several islands (many of which small), and the sea makes this place (as well as others along the Swedish coast!) very attractive. Selected photos are available as Google photo album . See also the related FB-page Hiking around Bergen, Norway . Stendörren is further described at a web page of Länsstyrelsen Södermanland .

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Skorseteggi and Kolingseggi

Date:
15.06.2019
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
4:00h
Distance:
10.7km

We used the advantage of having two cars this time and parked one of them near Liaset, north of Lemme and east of Lønavatnet (all near Voss). Note that you have to pay a small fee for driving the last stretch up to Liaset (NOK 20, I think), so having some coins ready may help. We then drove back to the northern side of this mountain ridge and parked near Øyjordi (near Oppheimsvatnet), where a nicely marked trail starts (back to Lemme). Following this easy-to-find trail, we ascended swiftly to Øyjordsstølen, first, and from there then further into the direction of Skorseteggi, passing by Øyjordtjørni (and Flatafjellet behind it) on our way up. Enjoying a perfect hiking day with lots of sunshine and pleasant temperatures, we spent some bonus time on the top of Skorseteggi -- simply >>>

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Gløvrebu (Øygarden)

Date:
31.05.2019
Characteristic:
Walk
Duration:
1:30h
Distance:
3.0km

We thought about paying the open sea a visit, this evening. Leaving Bergen towards Sotra, we turned north right after Kolltveittunnelen, continuing on road 561 towards Øygarden. Driving almost all the way out (to Hellesøy), we came to Seløyna. While the road is getting really narrow there, one cannot overlook Hjelme Kyrkje, when passing by. Only meters later, right next to the rather big graveyard, we parked the car and started to follow a nice trail into the direction of Stakksvika. Close to the sea, the trail splits with the southern route being a bit more direct to Gløvrebu. Still, the slightly longer route (towards Stakksvika first) is very nice, offering views to and beyond Bobbeskjeret. From there, it's then towards the south and to Gløvrebu. While the whole area there is >>>

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Rhododendron watching in Arboretet på Milde

Date:
30.05.2019
Characteristic:
Walk
Duration:
1:30h
Distance:
4.1km

We had a bit of extra time and thought that visiting Arboretet på Milde and seeing some blossoming Rhododendra would be nice. :-) We parked at Grønneviken parking (northwest of Arboretet) and started with a nice walk into Arboretet from the northwest. Before getting into the middle of it, we turned left onto a small trail that passes by Mørkevatnet (in its south) with some nice views. From there, we continued (in northern direction) to see the collection of Rhododendra that is placed into the forest there. And sure enough we were not disappointed, being overwhelmed by loads of bright colors! After enjoying this part of Arboretet for a good while, we returned towards its middle (Blondehuset) and from there we continued further into the south of Arboretet, into the direction of the (still >>>

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Lyngbønipa from Lyngbø (and back via Skitnetjørna)

Date:
26.05.2019
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
1:15h
Distance:
3.7km

We took the car to Lyngbø, driving up Nipedalen a little and then parking near Nipedalen 37. From there, we first walked for a few meters along a side road (to the northeast), also called Nipedalen. Right before house 74, a narrow opening is found (in southeastern direction), which leads to the trail head on the other side of the houses. Once there, it's bascially up (in southern direction) through a small, steep valley that leads up to Nipetjørna. It's about 200hm up to the lake. In order to get to Lyngbønipa, one turns right at the lake, finding another (small) trail (again to the right, now in northern direction) very soon after. This trail then leads to Lyngbønipa (with nice views!). To get back down, we took another trail that leads down from Lyngbønipa on its southern side >>>

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Sydpolen and Gullfjellet from Brekkedalen

Date:
24.05.2019
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
5:15h
Distance:
14.9km

Nice to have guest, who wish to go hiking in the mountains near Bergen! :-) The original plan was to do this on Saturday, but since the weather forecast was much better on Friday afternoon, we arranged for this timeplan instead. We left Bergen with the car into the direction of Os (on E39). After coming by Kalandsvatnet, we turned left at about Kalandseidet to enter the relatively narrow road into Hausdalen. Driving Hausdalen all the way in, we arrived at the parking place near the beginning of Brekkedalen (at the very end of the road through Hausdalen). From there, we first walked along the gravel road into Brekkedalen (in eastern direction). We came by Sandane (a nice spot in Brekkedalen!) and also took the bridge over Tverrelva, coming down from the left/north, still continuing through >>>

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Grånipa and Gløvreegga from Vaksdal

Date:
19.05.2019
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
5:30h
Distance:
14.4km

We took the car from Bergen and along E16 into the direction of Voss. At Vaksdal, we left the main road and parked only a few meters away near Vaksdal Senter. From there, we first followed the road a little further down until we crossed over the bridge to the northern part of Vaksdal. There, we followed the roads up to Flordalen. Near the house with address Flordalen 64, a sign marks the start of the trail up to Javnastølen. This trail is well visible all the way up and nice to follow (steep though). Near Lyhornet, one reaches the tree line and nice views over Sørfjorden open up (you need to turn around!). Above Lyhornet, we then followed the high ridge further towards Javnasåta (in northeastern direction). Particularly on this ridge, the views are really very nice! :-) From Javnasåta, >>>

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Vedafjellet and Brøknipa from Skaftå

Date:
12.05.2019
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
5:15h
Distance:
16.0km

We left Bergen via Arna, continuing along road E16 in the direction of Voss, before then taking the bridge to Osterøy. On the other side, we turned right onto the narrow road towards Bruvik and followed it (on the northern side of Sørfjorden) for quite a bit. After getting around Stokkaneset and before driving into Skaftå, we parked near the sharp right-turn, which is built over the stream that comes down from Djupedalen. Right there, we forest road leaves to the north (and upwards), following Djupedalen for a short stretch (before turning left and upwards). We continued to walk up this forest road until it eventually swings to the left for good (at about 135mosl). There, we found the trail head, as planned. After a few meters of leading further northwards, the trail crosses a little >>>

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