Børdalsfjellet from Eikedalen ski-centre
Børdalsfjellet
 
     

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Estimated net time 2-3 hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
There are no paths for this route, but the whole route is done in open landscape, mainly across grass.
Drinking water No stable sources of running water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (September 2010).
Parking Room for many cars at car park by trail head.
Start height 452 metres
Vertical metres 455 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 5.9 km
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  Start of route to Børdalsfjellet by Eikedalen ski-centre.
  Turn left a little before the top of the ski-slope.
  The pass between Hullabottsfjellet and Børdalsfjellet is best hiked on left side.

 

From Bergen drive east on road E16. When you get to the roundabout where road E16 and 7 meet, by Trengereid, follow road 7 towards Norheimsund. Drive 24.5 km from the round-about, and turn left where signed for Eikedalen ski-centre. This is 9.5 km after you pass the place Bjørkheim. Drive 800 metres towards the ski-centre and park on the first big car park, on the right hand side of the road.

From the car park cross the road and walk up the left-most ski slope. At height 680 metres, a little before the top of the ski slope, and a little before the apparent high point above you, turn left and continue in the grassy east slopes of Hullabottsfjellet. Make sure you don't loose any height, but neither should you try to gain any height. After approximately 1 km you will get to a small valley, with some cliff-bands on the other side. This steep climb can easily be ascended out on the left (east) side. From here continue south-west across some small bumps, and you will soon see a fine cairn. However, this cairn doesn't mark the summit; the summit itself is located a little south-east (to the left as you approach the summit), and is marked by a pile of stones. There is also some remains of a trigonometric point marker scattered around the summit.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.

 

 

30. September 2010

I had been attending a workshop at Kvamskogen all week, and this Thursday I was due to go home on the evening flight. But since we finished work around 16:00 I had time for a quick hike before heading to Bergen airport. I therefore decided to hike Børdalsfjellet on this beautiful evening, enabling me to get at least some exercise, after having been stuck indoor for a few days.

Finding the trail head was easy, and I kept a good pace up the ski slopes. From the top of the ski slopes I was considering heading across Hullabottsfjellet, but decided to go for the shortest route and followed Hullabottsfjellet's east slopes towards south/south-west. When I got to the distinct pass/valley between Hullabottsfjellet and Børdalsfjellet I had to head a little left (south-east) in order to find a place suitable for scrambling up the cliff bands, and fromhere it was easy walking to the summit.

From the summit I had a good view of the Tveitakvitingen massif, and also of Folgefonna glacier and other Kvamskogen mountains. But since I was starting to get a little concerned about time in order to get to the airport in time for my flight I didn't stay long at the summit. But I also knew that I would be able to find a shorter route back to the ski slopes by staying a little more south-east than I had done for my ascent. This proved to be a better route, and I didn't have to hike up and down across the small bumps to the same extend as for my ascent.

Back down at the car I changed into dry clothes and drove towards the airport. Since I was doing OK time-wise I allowed myself a quick stop at Bjørkheim for a couple of rolls and a Coke. And at the airport i found the flight being more than an hour delayed, which allowed me to have a meeting with one of my colleagues. Very efficient!

Photos 30.09.2010