Lyseskarfjellet from Fanafjellet-west


Estimated net time 1 hour
Difficulty No difficulties. The path is a bit wet when crossing a moor just before the final ascent to the summit.
Drinking water Running water from a couple of stream at the start of the route.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (May 2010).
Parking Room for approximately three cars at trail head. Alternatively park at the big car park at the top of the road, some 700 metres up the hill.
Start height 170 metres
Vertical metres 185 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 2.8 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Trail head on the north-west side of Fanafjellet.


Drive road E39 south from Bergen, and then onto road 580 towards Flesland (the airport). When you pass the big shopping centre Lagunen turn left in the round-about onto road 546, signed for "Fana". Drive 3.8 km to a junction where road 546 turns right towards Krokeide. You should continue straight ahead here, towards Fanafjellet and Os. The road zigzags up the hill towards Fanafjellet, and 1.7 km after the Krokeide exit you will see a small car park on the right hand side of the road and a forest road going into the forest. Park here.
Start walking by following the forest road south-west. After approximately 350 metres the forest road turns into a path and continues south-west. After having descended a little you reach a forest. The path is a little difficult to follow through this spruce forest but as long as you make sure you walk where the ground is brown, as opposed to green, you will get out of the forest where the path is once again easy to follow. You will now see the telecomm building at the summit and the direction is obvious, following the path south.

When you get to the foot of the summit you cross a moor, where the path again is less obvious, but it is just sufficiently defined to make navigation easy. When you get up in a small pass you will see ropes coming down from your right and you head up along these ropes, which can be useful during winter if the rock is icy. When this steep section is done the rest of the route to the summit is obvious. Note that the telecomm building is located at the actual summit.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



05. May 2010

I was spending two days in Bergen for work, one day out at our offices at Hordvikneset, and this Wednesday at our Hagavik location. My hotel for the night had been at Kokstad, and I had made up my mind that I would do a morning hike to Lyseskarfjellet on my way to Hagavik.

I woke up a little before 05:30 and after having packed my suitcase and prepared a small back-pack for my camera and GPS, I went for breakfast wearing hiking gear and downed a good portion of egg&bacon before hitting the road. At 06:20 I was ready to start my hike, on a bright spring morning, but a little cold. But I soon got warm, and hiking this morning was very enjoyable.

Back at the car I headed straight to our factory at Hagavik, where I had a shower and treated myself with a soft-drink.
Photos 05.05.2010