|Barmen from Kvalsvik
|Estimated net time||Approximately an hour.|
|Drinking water||No stable access to running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (April 2014).|
|Parking||Room for several cars around trail head, but you need to show consideration for other traffic, and ask land owners if you park on private ground.|
|Start height||40 metres|
|Vertical metres||245 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||3.1 km|
Barmen trail head at Kvalsvik.
From the junction between roads 61 and 654 on the island Gurskøya, approximately 18.7 km south on road 61 from the ferry port at Hareid, drive road 654 in the direction of Fosnavåg (north-west).
- At 8.1 km turn right towards Fosnavåg.
- At 13.1 km turn left towards Fosnavåg.
- At 19.1 km turn left towards Nerlandsøya.
- At 19.3 km turn right towards Nerlandsøya.
- At 21.6 km turn right towards Kvalsvik.
- At 26.8 km turn left in the T-junction, onto the road Mulevikvegen, and note the gravel road heading up towards right.
Park anywhere you find a suitable place, e.g. on the right hand side 40 metres along the gravel road (if so you should ask permission from the owner of the land, in the house above the lower part of the gravel road).
Start your walk by heading up the gravel road. It turns a little right after the gate, past some houses and turns right again. When the road enters a flat section, heading north-east, continue another 60 metres and turn left up another gravel road. Fork right after 160 metres and continue up to the water supply tank.
Leave the gravel road on the right hand side (above) the water supply tank where the path signed for Barmen starts. Turn left when you get up to the path junction in the saddle and continue west to Barmen's summit cairn.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
23. April 2014
I had been attending meetings in Ulsteinvik this Wednesday, and with yet another very fine afternoon I decided to leave work a little early and do some hiking to some of the smaller tops I hadn't yet visited. First on the agenda was Barmen, which was an easy walk on service road and path, and provided fine views across to Runde as well as the higher inland mountains. After the hike I drove south on Nerlandsøya and hiked Skaget.