Norwegian Mountains

Hordaland Mountains: Os

Os kommune is located south on Bergenshalvøya (Bergen peninsula) and the main kommune centre is Osøyro. Os is a small kommune, and I have only listed 8 independent mountains and hills higher than 300m on this web-page. 

Sveningen is the highest point, and Os shares this summit with Samnanger and Bergen kommuner. The primary mountain completely within Os kommune, is Møsnuken. The views from Møsnuken are wonderful, and the mountain is very popular. Located just above Os, it is a bit more accessible for people living in Osøyro, compared to Sveningen. 

Lysehornet is also a popular hike. At the Lysekloster trailhead, visit the ruins from a Cistercian abbey from 1146. 

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

The Mountains

Below is the list of ranked mountains, sorted by height. "Ranked" means mountains with a height >= 300m and with a primary factor >= 100m. I have chosen to include some of the mountains with primary factor < 100m, and denoted these by "-" in the rank column. Names and height originate from Statens Kartverk (M711)/Norgesglasset (20m contours) or Økonomisk Kartverk (part of Norgesglasset, 5m contours). Quite a number of mountains have a point higher than the trig. point marked on the maps. Note 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.

Rank Name Height PF Map
1. Sveningen * 842m 519m 1215-IV Samnanger
2. Søtefjellet 769m 106m 1215-IV Samnanger
3. Møsnuken 639m 451m 1215-III Fusa
4. Rødsfjellet 526m 288m 1215-IV Samnanger
5. Gråfjellet 486m 203m 1215-IV Samnanger
6. Lysehornet 405m 327m 1115-II Austevoll
7. Raudlifjellet * 395m 318m 1215-IV Samnanger
8. Ulvenfjellet 316m 253m 1115-II Austevoll

Misc. other tops 

Sorted by height. Mountains with PF <= 100m || elevation > 300m.

Rank Name Height PF Map
Sauskolten 732m 54m 1215-IV Samnanger
Rindafjellet 715m 32m 1215-IV Samnanger
Midtsætersfjellet 604m 31m 1215-IV Samnanger
Tyssdalsfjellet 604m 41m 1215-III Fusa
Skogafjell 289m 211m 1115-II Austevoll
Liafjellet 259m 200m 1115-II Austevoll
Furehaugen 256m 143m 1215-III Fusa
Hjortåsen 208m 208m 1115-II Austevoll

The above mountains sorted by area:

The independent mountains are listed as boldface in the below table.

1. East of hwy E39 2. West of hwy E39
Sveningen, 842m Lysehornet, 405m
Søtefjellet, 769m Raudlifjellet, 395m
Møsnuken, 639m Ulvenfjellet, 316m
Rødsfjellet, 526m Vardafjellet, 305m
Gråfjellet, 486m Skogafjell, 289m
Sauskolten, 732m Hjortåsen, 208m
Rindafjellet, 715m
Midtsætersfjellet, 604m
Tyssdalsfjellet, 604m

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The 5 highest based on primary factor

Rank Name PF Height
1. Sveningen 519m 842m
2. Møsnuken 451m 639m
3. Lysehornet 327m 405m
4. Raudlifjellet 318m 395m
5. Rødsfjellet 287m 525m


In addition to the independent mountains, Os kommune has also 4 forest hills below 300m elevation with a primary factor of more than 100m. Infact, three of these forest hills have a primary factor of more than 200m.


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