Løvstakken from Fjøsanger


Estimated net time 1½-2 hours
Difficulty No difficulties, but there are a couple of places below the summit where you have to use your hands. Rails have been put in place, which is beneficial when icy.
Drinking water No stable access to running water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (June 2010).
Parking Room for many cars at trail head.
Start height 15 metres
Vertical metres 480 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 6.3 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Trail head by Fjøsanger.
  Fork right a little above rail head.
  Turn right by visitor farm above Fjøsanger.


From Bergen drive road E39 south to the north end of lake Nordåsvatnet, and turn right onto road 556. Turn right immediately after getting onto road 556 and find parking on the car park of the small shopping centre.

Start your hike by walking south-west, past a barrier/gate. Immediately fork right, following the upper road south-west. Follow this road to the small farm, Fjøsanger Besøksgård. Do a right-left here, continuing south-west on the road above the farm. When you get to the flood-lit gravel road turn left, and then fork right onto a wide path close to the highest point on the gravel road. Follow this path west and then north along the ridge, all the way to the summit.

The descent is best done by reversing your ascent route.



23. June 2010

I hadn't been to Løvstakken since Easter 1993 (together with my wife, six months pregnant with our first child), but hadn't got myself to re-visit this fine mountain given that there were so many other Bergen mountains I hadn't been to. But this mid-summer eve I agreed with colleagues Ole and Olav to hike this Bergen classic, and it proved to be a very fine hike. First of all I was in good company, and secondly it was a magnificent summer evening. Joining us for the hike were also Ole and Olav's dogs, both Portuguese water dogs. We met by the small shopping centre at Fjøsanger, and even before starting the hike the dogs were at it. But I don't have any problems with dogs on leash, which dogs should be when hiking in busy areas with a lot of other dogs.

We didn't break any track records on our way up the fine path to Løvstakken, but kept a fair pace, which still allowed for a lot of talking, as well as enjoying the views when we were out of the forest. At the summit we were greeted with a magnificent view, together with tens of other hikers. We were able to see a number of mid-summer fires from around Bergen, as well as mountains, fjords and islands near and far.

After a lengthy stay at the summit we returned down through our ascent route. I then drove Ole back home, before heading south to Os and my hotel.
Photos 23.06.2010