Svartløkfjellet from Brautene (ski)


Estimated net time 2-3 hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water No access to drinking water during winter, except possibly from the river coming down from Bjørnskaret.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (February 2010).
Parking Room for several cars at car park by trail head, and also along the road on either side of the car park.
Start height 152 metres
Vertical metres 440 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 8.0 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Start of route by Brautene.
  Turn right at this route junction.
  The route to Bjørnskaret, along the power lines.
  Final climb to Svartløkfjellet from Bjørnskaret.


From the E39/E136 junction, at the round-about east of Ålesund, drive 20.4 km on roads E39/E136 to the road 661 exit to Skodje, at Dragsundet. Turn left here, towards Skodje, and drive 1.0 km. Then turn right, where signed for "Solnørdal", and drive 5.5 km along this road. Find parking at the small car park on the left hand side of the road, or park along the road.

Start skiing by following the forest road downhill from the car park. It is likely that there are machine made tracks here. At the bottom of the small hill stay left, and cross the small bridge. Then continue uphill approximately 350 metres from the bridge, until you get to a signed junction. Most likely the tracks continue left, but you should continue straight ahead (towards north-east) on a forest road (less likely to have machine made tracks). After another 300 metres turn left onto yet another forest road, and follow this road up to a couple of cabins (an old pasture). You've now reached Strandasætra.

From Strandasætra continue north-east, making sure you stay left of the mountain Lebergsfjellet. Follow the valley north-west of Lebergsfjellet, aiming for the power lines running towards north-east. Follow the power-lines up to a pass (Bjørnskaret), and past the north-east end of the small canyon created by the river. Once past the small canyon turn a little left, and head almost directly north towards the summit. Close to the summit you will find a small cairn, but the actual summit is a few tens of metres east of the cairn.

The descent is best done by reversing the ascent route.



14. February 2010

After a failed attempt at Svartløkfjellet the previous day, thanks to poor visibility and poor planning, I was determined to make it to the summit this Sunday. The weather was fine, and the snow conditions were close to first class. The body was a bit tired as I set out from Brautene, and this didn't really change as I made my way up to the pass between Lebergsfjellet and Svartløkfjellet, and it didn't help much that I had to break my own tracks.

By the time I got to the summit the clouds had come drifting in, and I could see the costal areas further north were covered in thick fog, but except for some wind I had no reason to complain about neither the view nor the conditions. And skiing back down was truly enjoyable, since the snow was firm but no traces of neither a cracking crust nor any wind packed snow.
Photos 14.02.2010