Hordaland Mountains: FUSA
is located central in Hordaland and borders to Os, Samnanger,
Kvam, Kvinnherad and Tysnes kommuner. A vast part of the kommune
borders to fjords - 137Km in total. Eikelandsosen is the kommune centre.
For the Fusa mountains, you need 4 M711 series maps; Norheimsund, Fusa,
Samnanger and Varaldsøyna.
Fusa mountains can logically be divided into two mountain regions - north and south of hwy 48. The north region holds the highest peaks and is part of the large massif that stretches into Kvamskogen. The southern region, including Fusahalvøya (Fusa peninsula) consists of smaller peaks and a large number of forest hills.
Tveitakvitingen (1299m), located in the northern
region, is the highest mountain in Fusa, sharing border with
Samnanger and Kvam kommuner. Våganipen (819m) is the highest mountain
in the southern region. Both these mountains are famous for their views.
Fusa only has 3 (independent) mountains above 1000m, but as there are no
higher mountains for many miles around, any of these mountains will give
you splendid views. On the easiest trails or routes, no mountains can be
said to be difficult. Many good trails and forest paths are available to
the public, and many more exciting routes are available to those who likes
to walk outside the beaten track.
Map of Hordaland. Copyright Hordaland
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.
|1.||Tveitakvitingen *||1299m||856m||1215-I Norheimsund|
|5.||Burlifjellet *||855m||147m||1215-IV Samnanger|
|10.||Daurmålsegga *||807m||429m||1215-II Varaldsøyna|
|13.||Fusafjellet / Storehorga||665m||579m||1215-III Fusa|
The above mountains sorted by area:
Kartgrunnlag Copyright © Statens kartverk,
Norsk Eiendomsinformasjon og Asplan Viak Internet AS
Sorted by primary factor
|2.||N. Langenuen||526||93m||1215-III Fusa|
|3.||Fusafjellet / Storehorga||579m||665m|
Fusa kommune has only 3 independent mountains above 1000m, and besides the Kvamskogen-Fusa mountains, there are no other high mountain regions in Fusa. A number of mountains have a fairly good primary factor - above average for Hordaland, which suggests that Fusa could be quite hilly. Even if there are only two (three as defined by roads) logical mountain regions (north and south), you will find quite a number of high hills with a significant drop inbetween. The Fusahalvøya mountains are good examples; In a row you will find Fusafjellet, Bergsfjellet, Håvikamulen, Haugafjellet and Rødsfjell. If you plan to walk across these mountains, prepare for noticeable changes in elevation. In comparision, the high ridge from Holmane to Hålandsdalen is much more level, and the well known points Loftet, Gjønakvitingen and Kvitingsnibba do not even make it on the list of independent mountains.
Following the Fusa border, a few notes are in place. The mountain Horga's (637m) high point belongs (without doubts) to Kvam herad and is not listed on the Fusa page. Lukefjellet (767m) is not marked as * (kommune border), as Økonomisk Kartverk shows that the Fusa/Kvam border runs a few meters east of the high point.
The other mountains and named points - Tveitakvitingen, Burlifjellet, Daurmålsegga, Kråkenosi and Tåkenuten seem to divide two (or more) kommuner at the very high point.