|Estimated net time||2-2½ hours|
The whole hike is done in easy terrain and on a fine path (a little vague before the saddle).
|Drinking water||A couple of sources of running water along the route, but they are not reliable in dry periods.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage around the summit, but very patchy further down.|
|Parking||Room for many cars at car park by trail head.|
|Start height||310 metres|
|Vertical metres||490 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||5.4 km|
From Bergen centre drive south to Nesttun and then get onto road 580 towards Indre Arna. From the Nesttun roundabout drive 7.7 km and turn right towards Unneland. Drive 1.9 km and turn right onto "Gullfjellsvegen". Follow this road 1.5 km uphill, and when the road does a sharp left across a narrow bridge continue straight ahead onto a large gravel car park. Park here.
Start your walk by heading right (relative to your direction when entering the car park), and pass the gate on the left hand side of the fence ahead of you. Follow the obvious path as it gradually turns left up to the small hill above you, where you see a large cairn. Once up here follow the path south, following the chain of cairns all the way up to the clearly visible cairn in the saddle towards south. When you approach the saddle the path is a bit vague for a short stretch but you should just continue directly south.
When the terrain gets flatter turn a little right (south-west) and follow the path which is marked with black wooden poles. This path will take you all the way to the summit, which is marked by a nice cairn.
The descent is best done by reversing your ascent route.
16. June 2010
After the successful social hike to Olsokfjellet a couple of weeks ago we decided to have another go this Wednesday. Also today the team consisted of Morten, Ole and Svein, and I also managed to persuade Olav to join us, who in turn was joined by his dog.
We all met by the south end of lake Osavatnet well after 19:00, on a grey but relatively warm evening. The spirit was high and as always the hiking was accompanied by a lot of talking. Subjects were things like the forthcoming fishing trip, the ongoing football World Cup, and the usual shit about everything and nothing. But by the time we got up to the second cairn a couple of the normally more talkative guys had become less talkative, and more focused on inhaling oxygen. Admittedly one of the objectives of these hikes is to improve the physical strength, but the social aspects must not be forgotten, so we slowed down a little and introduced short stops at each of the cairns. As we got towards the saddle the terrain got flatter, and hence the pace improved again as we approached the summit, and some of the guys were even observed doing light running across the nice summit area.
At the summit we took the compulsory photos and went through an exercise in naming neighbour mountains. Morten also found some wet snow and hurled a snow ball towards us, without hitting anyone. Unfortunately some fog came drifting in while we were at the summit, blocking the views towards Gullfjelltoppen, but we all agreed that this was indeed a nice top, and also a very nice hike.
From the summit we returned back to the cars via our ascent route, entertained
by more talk and discussions, and more praises for this nice hike.