|Liafjellet from Mobergslia
|Estimated net time||1-1½ hours|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (March 2010).|
|Parking||Room for 2-3 cars at trail head.|
|Start height||60 metres|
|Vertical metres||210 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 drive through a tunnel, and approximately 1.3 km after this you see the exit to the right for Lepsøy and Buarøy. Turn right here and drive 230 metres to where the road does a 90° left. Turn right here, onto the road "Solbakken", and drive 670 metres to where there is a small car park on the right hand side of the road (it looks more like a bus stop than a car park). Park here.
Start walking by following the road another 100 metres, to where it does a sharp left. Continue uphill on this road for close to 1 km, until you have passed a farm on your left hand side. Immediately after the barn turn left and cross the field by following the fence towards a wooden gate where the field ends and the forest starts. At the other side of the gate you follow the path north. You will get to a path junction, and here you should follow the direction for "Storevarden". When you reach the next directions follow signs for "Liafjellet". From here continue west towards the trigonometric point by the big cairn at Storevarden. Approximately 70 metres before you get to the view point you pass the summit of Liafjellet.
The descent is best done by reversing the ascent route.
23. June 2010
Easy morning hike before work at our Hagavik factory. Very nice conditions; sunny and no wind.
03. March 2010
I was spending a couple of days at our offices at Hagavik, arriving this Wednesday. The plan was to hike a small hill before dark, but during the day this plan didn't look on since it was snowing heavily. But after lunch the sky cleared, and turned into a beautiful afternoon. I therefore left work a little after four, after having received good guiding from colleague Johan on a suitable trail head for Liafjellet.
When I got close to the trail head I passed a guy who was out clearing his drive of snow, and I decided to ask for final directions. To my surprise he told me I could drive to the top, and when I asked my question again he repeated that I could drive to the top. I admit that one of my targets was to get to the summit, but I also wanted some exercise in getting there so I asked if there were possibilities to park the car down here. He told me I could drive another couple of hundred metres and I would find a small car park.
I did as my guide told me, found the car park, and headed up the road towards Liafjellet. After around 1 km the road seemed to end, but in my view I was certainly not "at the top". I then spotted a clear trail through the snow, across some fields, leading in the direction where I expected the summit to be. I therefore followed this trail, and soon found signs pointing to Storevarden (twice) and Liafjellet (once). This trail took me to the view point by the large cairn at the point Storevarden ("the big cairn"). This was almost 1 km from where I left the road, so I was still wondering what my guide considered as "the top".
But I wasn't 100% satisfied with having reached this view point since it clearly
wasn't the highest point on my route. But because of thick forest it was hard to
see if there were higher points further north. After having descended a couple
of hundred metres I met two girls on their way to Storevarden. I asked them if
they knew where I would find the highest point, but they couldn't give me any
better information than "we think it is around Storevarden". And since I wasn't
able to spot any higher point through the forest I decided to return to the car.
Back at my car I found out that I had indeed passed the summit close to
Storevarden, and could rightly claim Liafjellet.