|Liatårnet from Nordre
|Estimated net time||1½-2 hours|
|Drinking water||There are a couple of small streams along the service road which probably has decent drinking water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (April 2010).|
|Parking||Room for several cars at trail head.|
|Start height||33 metres|
|Vertical metres||455 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||7.4 km|
From Bergen drive west on road 555, towards Sotra. After having crossed the Sotra-bridge you enter Fjell municipality. From here drive 4.1 km and turn left where signed for "Lie" and "Bildøy". Turn right, following signs for "Lie", 100 metres later. Then turn let after another 500 metres, again signed for "Lie". You're now on the road called "Døsjevegen". Drive 2.0 km along this road and turn right onto the road "Stølane". Park at the small car park right next to the road.
The road "Stølane" is a service road going all the way up to the radar installations, and this is the route you should follow. When you get past the second of the radars (big white spheres) do not turn right when the road turns right, but proceed straight ahead onto a path. This path runs down to a lake, and then passes the lake on the left hand side before continuing up to the summit. At the summit there is a trigonometric point, and a cairn with a registration book.
The descent is best done by reversing the ascent route.
25. April 2010
I had stayed at Os the whole week, and this Sunday morning was probably made for staying indoors at Os. But I wanted to get some fresh air and a bit of exercise, and decided to visit Liatårnet since this would give me a non-boggy route most of the way. The rain was pouring down as I drove from Os to Sotra, but when I parked the rain eased, and by the time I was ready to start my hike it had in practice stopped. I walked at a good pace up the hill, and doing some light running in the flatter sections, passing a few hikers along the way.
At the windy summit there were three other hikers while I was there and I chatted a little with all three, all locals. I enjoyed the fact that it didn't rain, but the clouds were still hanging low so the views were not terribly impressive. hence I soon started my descent, jogging all the way back to the car.