Salsborg from Skjeljavik


Estimated net time 1½-2 hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
The whole route is done on well marked path, but can be a little wet and boggy in places.
Drinking water Several sources of running water through the forest.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (September 2010).
Parking Room for a few cars along the road by trail head.
Start height 40 metres
Vertical metres 425 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 3.9 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Trail head and parking for Salsborg, above Skjeljavik.


From the ferry port at Hodnanes, south on Tysnes, drive north on road 49. When road 49 turns left (west) continue north, in total 2.8 km from the ferry. Park on the left hand side of the road, immediately after the start of a small forest road.

Start your hike by following the forest road, which turns into a path after a few metres. The path soon turns right (north), and you walk north for approximately 550 metres. Here you get to a signed path junction, and should turn left, following signs for Salsborgjo. Walk south-west 350 metres, on a well signed and clearly defined path, until the next path junction. Turn right (north-west) here, still following signs for Salsborgjo. Approximately 170 metres later there is a third path junction, and this time you turn left (south-west). Followed the path, marked with small poles with red paint, as it goes across some small tops, up to the summit. The summit is not marked in any way. Note that there is a slightly lower top, 75 metres further south-east, which is marked with a small cairn.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



24. September 2010

This Friday was the start of our annual fishing week-end, and the destination this year was Svein's mum's cabin at Tysnes. We all agreed to get the 11:30 ferry from Halhjem, but for some reason Morten and me agreed to leave earlier and hike a mountain before the others arrived Tysnes. I therefore left my hotel at Os at 05:30, drove to Bergen, got served breakfast by Morten and Marith, and then Morten and me hit the road to catch the 07:30 ferry.

While waiting for the ferry we discussed which mountain to hike, the options being Salsborg and Etlådnefjellet. Because of the poor weather we agreed on the shorter hike of the two; Salsborg. We therefore drove all the way south on Tysnes, to the ferry port at Hodnanes, and then head a little north to the trail head, which we located without any problems. By the trail head we found a very informative information board, and even a plastic box on the ground containing A4 paper print-outs of maps of the area. We picked up a copy and got a final confirmation that we had found the intended trail head. After this it was easy walking, although a little steep in places, all the way to the summit. When we got to the summit I decided to head across to the point south-west of the summit, just in case it was higher than the point we had reached, but studies of the 1:5000 map when I got back to base confirmed that the unmarked top was the true summit.

The weather had only got worse during the hike, so the summit was very windy and had close to zero visibility. The only exception was a short spell of some visibility after we had descended a little. Hence we didn't stay long, and walked more or less straight back down to the car. From here we drove to the local store, where Svein had ordered all our food and most of our drinks for the week-end to be pre-picked, so we just had to pay. Then a short drive up to the cabin, and a couple of beers while we waited for the rest of the team.

Photos 24.09.2010