Æafjellet from Fjørtoft


Estimated net time 1½ hours
Difficulty The whole route is in general a little cumbersome, including a steep descent of Ramsberget.
Drinking water No stable access to running water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (July 2015).
Parking There's no need to bring a car across to Fjørtoft.
Start height 3 metres
Vertical metres 175 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 4.6 km
GPS-file X


Route photo



From Fjørtoft ferry port walk 570 metres south-west to the first proper junction. Find a path behind the house and follow it up to the summit of Ramsberget, where you will find a registration book.

From Ramsberget continue south and south-west down a steep descent, and after 300 metres find a route leading west. This route will soon take you onto a path leading up to Æafjellet's summit.

From Æafjellet descend the path that took you to the summit, and then continue directly north all the way to the road running around the island. Turn right when you get to the road and walk back to the ferry port.



17. July 2015

I had been stuck with "local" mountains the last few weeks, thanks to brain surgery and corresponding issues caused by my brain cancer. But a rear moment of bright thinking gave me sufficient inspiration to dig out the old bike and cycle to the Fjørtoft-ferry here in Brattvåg. And once on Fjørtoft I had the opportunity I could ask for in order to bag a top. A small top ...
I landed at Fjørtoft a little before 17:00 this sunny Friday evening, but already now it was starting to get less sunny. My plan was to find a route across Ramsberget and then onwards to Æafjellet, and either come back to Ramsberget or along the road and pick up the bike wherever I left it on my way to Ramsberget. In the end I ended up doing a clock-wise route, and picked up the bike close to the junction south-west of the ferry port.

Photos 17.07.2015