Bjørnøyfjellet along north ridge


Estimated net time 30 minutes
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water No access to drinking water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route.
Parking Room for a couple of cars at trail head.
Start height 25 metres
Vertical metres 120 metres for the roundtrip
Trip distance 1.1 km
GPS-file X
Route photo   Start of route to Bjørnøyfjellet.


Drive to the intersection of roads 659 and 661 by Eidet (Tennfjord). Turn left towards Søvik/Brattvåg and continue for 4.4 km until you get to the exit for Søvik. Drive 17.8 km along this road and turn left where signed for "Bjørnøy" and "Kystfort". Drive across the man-made dam and continue along this road, 3.0 km in total from road 659. You will see a sign "Bjørnøya" pointing up to the right, and will find room for the car ~30 metres before this sign.

A few metres before the sign you will see a faint path. Follow this path up-hill, north of the small forest. The path soon becomes more visible and turns left towards the north ridge of Bjørnøyfjellet. The path then follows this ridge all the way to the summit. Note that you have to pass a couple of humps before you get to the highest point.

The descent route follows the ascent route.



01. November 2008

I had initially planned to drive to Vestnes or Ørskog to do a mountain if the weather was nice this Saturday, but because my wife was away all day I couldn't be away from home most of the day without someone looking after my youngest. I therefore decided to reduce my number of Haram mountains not visited from five to three, by visiting Terøyfjellet and Bjørnøyfjellet.

It was a nice sunny day as I left Brattvåg, and a little icy on the roads from the last few days of cold weather. After having visited Terøyfjellet I drove to Bjørnøya and was soon on my way up along the north ridge of Bjørnøyfjellet. The sunny and nice conditions I had enjoyed when hiking Terøyfjellet had now changed to fairly grey conditions, but there was no rain and no reason to complain. After taking my photos at the summit I quickly returned to the car a drove back home. Only three more Haram mountains to do (Åsen in Fannedalen, and the high-points at Lepsøy and Fjørtoft), plus a few other "points of interest" like Byrkjevollhornet.
Photos 01.11.2008