Skåldalsfjellet from Osavatnet
|Estimated net time||2-3 hours|
The off-path route down from Skåldalsfjellet is relatively steep, but not in any way difficult.
|Drinking water||Access to running water only from the stream around trail head.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route except around trail head (June 2010).|
|Parking||Room for several cars at the car park by trail head.|
|Start height||311 metres|
|Vertical metres||620 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||5.6 km|
From Bergen centre drive south to Nesttun and then get onto road 580 towards Indre Arna. From the Nesttun roundabout drive 7.7 km and turn right towards Unneland. Drive 1.9 km and turn right onto "Gullfjellsvegen". Follow this road 1.5 km uphill, and when the road does a sharp left across a narrow bridge turn left and drive 600 metres along lake Osavatnet to a car park on the left hand of the road, next to a red cabin. Park here.
Start walking by following the path past the cabin. Follow this path on or close to the ridge, all the way to Herlandsfjellet summit. From Herlandsfjellet continue north, across the summit plateau, 300 metres. Then turn sharp left (west) and head down into the pass, and ascend a little on the other side of the pass. Turn left (south/south-west) when you get onto a small ridge, and continue south-west all the way to Skåldalsfjellet summit.
From Skåldalsfjellet head off-path south-east down towards your trail head. Try to avoid the denser sections of juniper, and aim for the fields below. When you get down to the field turn right and follow the stream back down to the car.
03. June 2010
During work I had made an appointment with Morten, Ole and Svein to hike Olsokfjellet this Thursday night, but since we would start as late as 20:30, I decided to go for a hike between work and the Olsokfjellet hike. And since I still had some tops to bag in the Gullfjellet/Osavatnet area I decided to go for an obvious double with Herlandsfjellet and Skåldalsfjellet. Unfortunately it was a foggy evening, but the hike itself was very nice, and allowing for easy walking and light running.
After the hike I changed into dry hiking gear and started my round to pick up
the Olsokfjellet team.