Back to the main Gullfjellstoppen page
An afternoon hike in gorgeous weather. I left the trailhead at lake Osavatnet 17:25PM. I took the route around lake Svartavatnet and up Kinndalen valley. Instead of going the normal route, I hiked up Kinndalsnipa from the middle of Kinndalen valley. From Kinndalsnipa, I went over Gullfjellshalsen, which was snow-free, and the steep winter shortcut up to Gullfjellstoppen, which I reached 18:55PM.
The hike from Kinndalsnipa and up was one of those hikes I seldom get in these parts of Norway. The sky was exceptionally clear, and the combination of a hot sun, clouds, wind, and the snowy ridge with cornices on the way to the top, made this a hike I will think back on. This was my 9th trip to Gullfjellstoppen, and this was the first time I sat down for more than 5 minutes and just enjoyed life. Thanks to all the hiking I've done in Hordaland, I was able to identify most of the distinct mountains in the horizon. In the east, Storeflåtten on Hardangervidda, Jonstein, Folgefonna (north) and Gygrastolen on Folgefonnhalvøya were easy to identify. Lønahorgi at Voss could be seen between the closer Bergsbukken and Småbrekkebukken. It is more difficult to identify mountains from the string of mountains from Stølsheimen to Masfjorden. Far easier to identify, are the mountains between Dustingen (Bergsdalen) and Ottanos (Fusa). The 4 "humps" (Tveitakvitingen, Raudaberget, Gavlen and Gjønakvitingen) is very easy to identify from this summit.
On the route down, I headed down to Glamragjelet from the pass between Kinndalsnipa and Gullfjellhalsen. I hiked halfway up the Ronamanen gully (the one closest to lake Svartavatnet) before I decided that this was way too steep, without axe, crampons and a rope for the last vertical section. I then continued down Glamragjelet before joining the trail at lake Svartavatnet. I reached the car 20:30PM.
Move cursor to read notes, and click on the images to see full version.
Some of the thumbnails may have been cropped to fit the format.
Pictures are presented in the order they were taken.
Other hordaland mountains Back to Gullfjellstoppen page Other Bergen K. mountains westcoastpeaks.com