|Estimated net time||1-2 hours|
|Drinking water||Probably stable access to drinking water from small streams along the path through the pass between Ulvenfjellet and Veslefjell.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (March 2010).|
|Parking||Room for many cars around trail head.|
|Start height||66 metres|
|Vertical metres||255 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||3.8 km|
From Bergen drive road E39 south towards Os. After you have passed the exit to Os you will get to an exit signed for "Strøno" and "Hagavik", in a round-about. Turn right here, onto the road "Ulvenvegen". Follow this road through a number of bends and then onto a long straight stretch. A little after you have passed a small air strip on your left hand side you will have an exit to the Rolls-Royce factory to your right. Turn right here, and then right again immediately after onto the large car park. Drive up to the far left hand corner of the car park. Park here.
At the far left corner of the car park you will see a number of signs for hiking routes. One of them says "Ulvenfjellet". Follow this path, partly boggy, through the forest until you hit a forest road. Turn right onto this forest road and proceed to where the forest road forks. Turn left here, and the forest road immediately turns into a path. As soon as you're on the path you hit another fork, and this time turn right. After another few tens of metres the path forks again, and again turn right, following signs for "Ulvenfjellet". This path will bring you north-east, into the pass between Ulvenfjellet and Veslefjell. Follow this path until it forks again, where you turn right, still following signs for "Ulvenfjellet". After a while the path does a 180° left turn, heading south-east and uphill. Continue until you enter a relatively dense forest and follow the path through the forest. From here navigation becomes less obvious, but there are still signs (without any "Ulvenfjellet" text"). Continue to follow these signs and then locate the summit as best you can. The summit is not marked in any way, and is just a slightly higher top in the relatively dense forest on the plateau.
The descent is best done by reversing the ascent route.
24. March 2010
Another week of working at our factory at Hagavik, and this Wednesday I was determined to pay a visit to Ulvenfjellet despite the miserable conditions. Hiking Ulvenfjellet meant I could go straight from work onto the path, with a quick pit stop at one of the changing rooms to change into hiking gear.
By the time we got into afternoon the rain more or less stopped, and I could enjoy a relatively dry hike. But the terrain was wet, both from the heavy rain throughout the day and the serious snow melting still going on. But I was weel prepared, with Gore-tex boots and gaiters, and could enjoy my hike through small streams and fair amounts of snow.
When I got up to the plateau I got into a conflict in terms of navigation
between what my way-point on my GPS told me and what I could observe. According
to my GPS (according to the 1:5000 maps) I should have found the summit another
110 metres further north compared to where I visually would argue the summit is.
This time I trusted my big-picture-view more than the 1:5000 maps, but I'm
determined to have another go at this hill and explore a little more the summit
area, in order to convince myself 100% about the exact location of the highest