|Nordbykollen from Sankt
|Estimated net time||30 minutes.|
|Drinking water||No stable access to running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route.|
|Parking||Room for many cars at trail head, but this car park is for residents and their visitors only. Parking here during day-time shouldn't be a problem.|
|Start height||93 metres|
|Vertical metres||145 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||2.5 km|
From Oslo drive road E18 south-west in the direction of Drammen. Turn right towards Kongsberg after you've crossed the long bridge in Drammen, and get into the left lane. Exit the first round-about in its third exit (i.e. go left), and then exit the next round-about in its first exit (go right). Drive approximately 350 metres and turn left where signed for road 319 and "Svelvik". Then drive 200 metres and turn right onto Peter Høegs gate. Drive this road 200 metres and turn left when you meet Gamle Kongevei. Follow this road 850 metres, to just above its highest point, and turn right onto Tors vei. Drive to the top of this road, approximately 550 metres. Find parking on the visitors' car park.
Start your hike by following the forest road that starts on the left side of the nearest block, and follow this road 280 metres to where it meets a flood-lit forest road. Turn left and continue another 200 metres to the top of the road. Turn right onto a path where you see a small wooden bridge. Follow the path south-west and then east, up to the summit, where you will find a large mast and a building. There are several summit candidates amongst the small humps close to the mast.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
29. January 2013
I had been working from our Oslo offices the day before, and the plan today was to first work and then drive to Langesund for uncle Kristian's funeral on Wednesday. But I wasn't really in mood for work and after a short morning session I hit E18, with the intention to get some fresh air and clear my head. First stop was Nordbykollen in Drammen, which most likely is a very easy summer hike, but more cumbersome with knee-deep snow like today. Very grey, but no precipitation.