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Kolhushaugen, Lyseskarfjellet and Fana kulturpark

Date:
03.12.2022
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
1:47h
Distance:
5.8km

A return to Fana to visit Kolhushaugen , a recent addition to the Alle topper i Bergen list. I had passed close by Kolhushaugen when hiking the first stage of Jubileumsstien two years earlier but had then not considered ascending this small hill. Turns out that it can be easily accessed by a minor detour from the main trail and even provided quite good views. After the visit of Kolhushaugen, I made a revisit of Lyseskarfjellet before returning along the same route. Given that I had some time to spare before the bus back to Bergen, I ended the trip by a walk through Fana kulturpark .

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Across Hellen festning

Date:
02.12.2022
Characteristic:
Hike
Duration:
0:39h
Distance:
3.4km

Short local hike just after sunset.

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Starefossen to Lønborg

Date:
27.11.2022
Characteristic:
Hike
Duration:
2:22h
Distance:
10.4km

A wet Sunday with strong winds from the south. But by taking the bus to Starefossen I had the wind from behind for most of the hike home to Lønbørg.

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Erstadfjellet, Brakabu and Brakvatnet

Date:
26.11.2022
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
2:48h
Distance:
11.4km

A return to Erstadfjellet with the main objective of also visiting Brakabu , as it had not yet been built at my previous visit in 2017 . I could pretty much follow signs for Brakabu all the way from the ferry at Valestrand, first along paved roads and then on an overall good-quality trail to the summit of Erstadfjellet. Brakabu was quickly visited on the descent, before taking an alternative route down to Erstad and Brakvatnet. Even though this was just a transportation stage to get to the ferry, the winding gravel road and the nice lake made for a very enjoyable end to the hike.

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Oppstemten

Date:
23.11.2022
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
1:10h
Distance:
4.6km

An attempt to catch the sunset from the top Ulriken, however the sun cheated and hid behind clouds before setting. Hence the sun disappeared even before I started on the stone steps. I took it relatively easy and made it to the top (from the start of the gravel road at Montana) in less than 28 minutes. Since my last visit the shortcut up from Ulriksbanen, apparently called Skotbergkleiven, had been greatly improved with new stone and metal steps at the start and then a gravel road.

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Across Hellen festning

Date:
21.11.2022
Characteristic:
Hike
Duration:
0:34h
Distance:
3.2km

Short local hike just after sunset.

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Fjellveien and Hellen festning

Date:
20.11.2022
Characteristic:
Hike
Duration:
2:14h
Distance:
8.5km

Shorter local Sunday hike after yesterday's hike in Kvam.

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Torefjell from Steinsdalsfossen via Raudnos

Date:
19.11.2022
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
5:24h
Distance:
15.6km

Most, if not all, of the previous visits of Torefjell seemed to have started from Sjusete. Getting to Sjusete without a car would however require a rather boring walk along the roads up from Norheimsund. When looking for other options, I came across this suggested hike from Steinsdalsfossen to Raudnos , which also indicated that it was possible to get to Raudnos via trails from the northeast. This would only leave the short distance from the gravel road south of Alkleiv up to Forsete and I would be on the standard trail to Torefjell. The map did not indicate any trail there, but I was pretty confident that one would turn up. With the plan decided upon, I took the bus to Øvsthus and got off at the stop named after the popular waterfall of Steinsdalsfossen . Similar to my visit of Steinsdalsfossen at the start of April , the famous walk behind the waterfall was closed due to ice, and I instead followed the paved road up towards >>>

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Tveitalifjellet, Emberlandsnipen and Nipaståvo

Date:
13.11.2022
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
4:16h
Distance:
19.3km

My plans to go hiking at Voss had to be changed when massive amounts of rainfall resulted in one of the largest floods in that area in modern history. In order to avoid any issues with blocked roads or cancelled trains, I therefore decided to instead head south for two new summits in Sveio. First up was Tveitalifjellet . After getting off the bus from Bergen at Haukås terminal, I walked the short distance back along the sidewalk before taking the gravel road up to Tveita. When the road ended just east of the summit, I passed through a gate and tried to follow the red plastic trail markers, but after one marker at the gate and a second when entering between the trees, I did not spot more until the terrain levelled off after the first short steep ascent. From there on there were several additional markers, but >>>

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Sandviksbatteriet, Hellemyrstien and Hellen festning

Date:
12.11.2022
Characteristic:
Hike
Duration:
1:25h
Distance:
6.7km

Short local Saturday hike before sunset.

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