Turdalen - Tveitafjellet trail
|Distance:||Approx 8,5Km round-trip|
|Time:||2 - 3.5 hours round-trip|
|Starting Elevation:||Approx. 200m|
Drive to the island of Osterøy over the Osterøy bridge, soon after the Arnanipa tunnel outside Indre Arna. Pay toll fee at the toll booth on the other side of the bridge, and continue straight ahead, through the tunnel on highway 556.
When you get to the highway 557 junction, go right towards Hatland. When you get to Hatland, exit towards Fotlandsvåg. When you see a sign towards "Kalleklauv" on your right, go left on a gravel road immediately following (Turdalen). It is more than 17Km from the toll booth by the bridge to this exit, which is unsigned.
Follow the gravel road until the end, approx. 900m. You're now on private property. If someone is at the house, you could ask for parking. Otherwise, find a place further down the road that does not disturb property owners.
Follow the gravel road behind the house, which immediately turns into a smaller forest road leading up to a ridge. On top of the ridge, go through the gate. The ridge continues straight ahead in NW direction. Although you don't see a trail, as you are used to see them, the ridge is pretty obvious to follow. Within 10 minutes, when you see some iron poles (remainders of a fence) you see a small, but clear trail. Follow this trail all the way to the top of Tveitafjellet.
From the summit, you are looking down on Åsheimveten further down NW. One obvious ridge seems to lead down into the valley between Tveitafjellet and Åsheimveten, and the trail is marked with red flags on the ground. Do not follow this, as it leads to Åsheim, south of the peak. Instead, locate a trail on a ridge to your right. This trail is unmarked, but easy to follow. The trail takes you straight down into the pass between the two peaks.
In the pass, you see the trail down to Fotlandsvåg. Continue still another 15 minutes up to the top of Åsheimveten. Follow the same trail back to where you started.
GSM coverage most of the way. The view is fantastic. Unobscured views for miles and miles. The ground is very wet and boggy after periods of rain. In a quick pace, it took me 2 hours to Åsheimveten over Tveitafjellet and back, but plan for another hour.
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