Norwegian Mountains

Hordaland Mountains: Austrheim
Austrheim is a kommune in the Nordhordland region, and consists of a number of islands, connected via bridges. The westernmost point on the Norwegian mainland - Vardetangen - is located in Austrheim kommune.

Austrheim is the kommune centre, located on Fosnesøyni island. The Mongstad refinery, ranked as the largest refinery in Norway, is located at the Austrheim/Lindås border. Only 1Km south of the refinery lies the highest point in Austrheim - Litlåsfjellet (109m). Litlåsfjellet is the northern top on a forest ridge that stretches southeast into Lindås kommune, but the highest point on this ridge lies within Lindås.

In other words, Austrheim is not associated with neither mountains nor forest hills, but is definetly worth a visit. From Bergen, follow highway E39 northbound to Knarvik. Follow RV565/RV57 for 1,5Km and turn right onto RV57. Follow this road all the way to Austrheim, on the tip of Lindåshalvøya (Lindås peninsula) and return via Radøy. A very nice drive on a fine Sunday. If you come rom the north (Gulen), take the Sløvåg - Leirvåg ferry.


Map of Hordaland. Copyright Hordaland Fylkeskommune.
Map design by Geir Ketil Lien

The Mountains

General information:
Below is the list of independent mountains, sorted by various categories. Names and heights originate from Statens Kartverk (M711)/Norgesglasset (20m contours) or Økonomisk Kartverk (part of Norgesglasset, 5m contours). The height from Ø.K. override the M711 heights. A number of mountains may have a point higher than the M711 trig. point marked on the maps. Note also that if the high point of a mountain lies within another kommune, the mountain is listed under that specific kommune. If a mountain high point is shared by two kommuner, the mountain is listed under both kommuner. The asterix (*) means that the high point is (exactly) found on a kommune border.

Independent Mountains (elevation >= 300m, primary factor >= 100m) 

There are no independent mountains in Austrheim kommune, exceeding 300m elevation

High Tops (elevation >= 300m, primary factor >= 90m)  


Low Tops (elevation < 300m, primary factor >= 100m)  

The below table is sorted by height.

Rank Name Height Loc. PF Saddle
Parent M711 Map
1. Litlåsfjellet 109m 32 V 284117 6746443 31m 32 V 290695 6718306 Storenipa 1116-IV Mongstad

Sources: Norgesglasset per July 27 2005. MapSource used for UTM co-ordinates.
Download MapSource GDB file with mountains and saddles here.


Name: Names are derived from the M711 maps. Names in quotes (") are derived from Økonomisk Kartverk (ØK)
Height: I have chosen to let ØK heights override M711 heights
Loc: UTM co-ordinates for the high point or the saddle defining the primary factor. These co-oordinates are approximate.
PF: The mountain's primary factor. Explained in detail here.
Parent: A higher mountain that defines the mountain's primary factor. Not valid when there are choices. Island high points never has a parent as the sea always will define the primary factor.
Map: The M711 map where the mountain's high point is located.

Clickable Map

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