Morkefjellet from Kolåseidet


Estimated net time 1 hour
Difficulty No difficulties, but the path up the north-east slopes is a little steep and can be slippery.
Drinking water No access to running water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (September 2011).
Parking Room for 1-2 cars around trail head.
Start height 20 metres
Vertical metres 205 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 1.9 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Morkefjellet trail head and parking at Kolåseidet.
  The path up the steep east slopes starts a few metres after an old stone building.
  The path towards Morkefjellet runs along this stone wall.


From Bergen drive north on road E39. Cross the Nordhordlandsbrua bridge and continue towards Knarvik. Just before Knarvik turn left onto road 57, signed for "Radøy" (and more). Drive 1.9 km and turn left in the round about, onto road 565, and again following signs for "Radøy". Drive another 13.8 km and turn left where signed for "Manger". This is after you have driven through the small place Lunde. Drive 1.3 km, until you have the south end of lake Hallandsvatnet on your right hand side. You can park on the left hand side of the road, where a road closed by a gate starts.

Start your hike by walking 200 metres back along the road. Here you will find a gate on the left hand side of the road and a path. Follow this path path the end of the lake and climb the stone fence on a stile and turn right onto a path. After approximately 200 metres a signed path for Morkefjellet heads left from the main path. Follow this path all the way to the summit. The path is a little vague a couple of places but by searching around a little you will always find the path maximum ten metres after it fades away. The summit is marked by a large cairn and there is also a wooden shelter close to the summit. Inside this shelter you will find a summit registration book.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



30. September 2011

This was the week-end for the annual fishing trip with my good friends, and the site for this year was the island Fedje. Morten and me drove to Fedje a little before the other guys and hiked Morkefjellet on our way to the ferry at Sævrøy.

I had planned to hike a route running along lake Hallandsvatnet and then up towards Nøttveitveten and south to Morkefjellet. But after approximately 200 metres along the lake we found a sign for Morkefjellet and a path. It turned out this path was steep and slippery, but was used enough to some steps having been made in the wet slopes.

At the summit we met two other hikers, took a few photos and then headed back down the same route we ascended. Without slipping. Then we drove to the ferry port, where we had to wait one hour for the next ferry.

Photos 30.09.2011