|Estimated net time||1½-2 hours|
|Drinking water||Some small streams along the path except during the driest periods.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (July 2009).|
|Parking||Room for many cars at the car par at trail head.|
|Start height||52 metres|
|Vertical metres||355 metres for the roundtrip|
|Trip distance||4.6 km|
Start the hike by Lysekloster, and walk through this gate.
The path starts on the left hand side of the old barn.
From the airport in Bergen, Flesland, drive road 580 towards Bergen. At Fana turn right onto road 546, where signed for "Fana" and "Krokeide". After 9.9 km road 546 goes off to the right, but you should continue straight ahead, across the Fanafjellet mountain massif. 17.5 km after entering road 546 you get to a T-junction. Turn left here, following signs for "Ulvensletta". Drive another 1.3 km and park on the left hand side, next to the Lysekloster monastery.
Start walking by entering the monastery through the gate at the start of the car park. Follow this path for a few tens of metres until you get to a small wooden building. Just before this building there is a second gate, which you walk through, before crossing a small bridge. Stay on the path, and soon you get to a forest road. Turn left here, and then turn right 70 metres later. After 150 metres or so you will see a small barn ahead of you. Walk across to this barn, making sure you don't follow the forest road that forks off to the left a little before the barn. When you get to the barn you will see a path passing the barn on its left hand side, and there is also a sign for "Lyshorn". You follow this path all the way to the summit, assisted by the odd sign for "Lyshorn". Just be aware that the path twice crosses a forest road. When you get to the first crossing you turn right and stay on the forest road for 20 metres. At the second crossing you just walk directly across the road. At the summit you will find a registration book and an old trigonometric point.
The descent is best done by reversing the ascent route.
01. July 2009
I was asked to attend a one-day meeting in Bergen, but since the SAS summer routes didn't have a morning flight from Ålesund to Bergen I had to travel the night before. This didn't suit me terribly well, but to make the most of it I packed my hiking gear and decided to drive straight from the airport in Bergen to Lysehornet trail head by Lysekloster.
I started my hike at 19:00 this wonderful Wednesday evening, and did a fair pace up through the forest. I was thinking to myself that I was probably going quicker uphill than the other hikers were going downhill ...
The hike itself doesn't have much more value than pure exercise, since you spend almost all the time in thick forest, but the views from the summit are well worth the effort. But, of course, there is nothing wrong with a wee bit of exercising on a nice summer evening. And I assume the 10+ hikers I met during my hour hiking were purely out for the sake of getting their regular exercise done.