Norwegian Mountains

Hordaland Mountains: Øygarden
Øygarden was established as a kommune in 1964, and comprise
a series of islands (66 sq. Km) north of the larger Sotra island, outside Bergen. The largest islands (from south to north) are Toftøy, Rongøy, Blomøy, Skogsøy and Alvøy.

The kommune administrative centers are found on Tjeldstø and Rong, and Øygarden borders to Fedje, Fjell, Radøy and Askøy kommuner. There are no mountains exceeding 300m in Øygarden kommune. Blomøyknuten (74m, Blomøy) is the highest point.

Through its location, Øygarden can be a rough and windy place.
Once upon a time, forest covered these islands, but this is no longer the case. Most of the forest has been cut and much of it has been used to build boats, as fishing used to be the primary means of income.

Today, one of the important industries is Kollsnes, a very important gas terminal for the north sea oil industy.


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 Øygarden kommune, exceeding 300m elevation

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


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


Only the kommune high point is listed here.

Rank Name Height Loc. PF Saddle
Parent M711 Map
1. Blomøyknuten 74m 32 V 273956 6718467 74m N/A N/A 1116-III Herdla

Sources: Norgesglasset per July 27 2005. MapSource used for UTM co-ordinates.


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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