Bjørnehaugen from Bakken


Estimated net time Less than an hour.
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water No stable access to running water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (September 2014).
Parking Room for many cars around trail head.
Start height 170 metres
Vertical metres 95 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 1.5 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Bjørnehaugen trail head at Bakken.


On road 49, 7.9 km south of the ferry port at Gjermundshamn, or 1.9 km north of the Sundfjord junction in Ølve, turn south (right when coming from Ølve) where signed for "Skarvatun". Measure from here:

- At 2.1 km fork left.

- At 2.6 km turn left where signed for "Bakken" (old wooden sign).

- At 3.0 km fork right.

- At 4.4 km park when you get to an open place where there is a wooden building.

Start your hike by following the forest road up to the right. Fork left after 100 metres and continue another 300 metres to where the forest road fades away. Walk up two small hills (single digit number of vertical metres) and bear a little right into the forest. Find your best route the remaining 350 metres towards south-east and the unmarked summit.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



19. September 2014

I flew to Bergen on the morning flight from Ålesund and was picked up by Morten. We then set off to his newly acquired cabin in southern Fusa, where I helped him with assembling some new furniture. After this we headed across to Ølve and up to Bakken, where we found the planned trail head on our first attempt. I expected the route through the forest from the end of the forest road to be cumbersome, but it was pretty nice walking in the open forest, and only a couple of slightly boggy sections gave any reason at all for complaints. After a short summit stop, which provided close to zero views, we headed across to Onarheim on Tysnes and got things organised before the rest of the week-end's team arrived a little later.

Photos 19.09.2014