Norwegian Mountains


Hordaland Mountains: Tysnes 


Tysnes is an island located in the Sunnhordland region (which also comprise Etne, Kvinnherad, Sveio, Stord, Fitjar and Bømlo). In addition to the main island, Tysnes kommune also comprises a number of smaller islands - Reksteren and Skorpo - to name a few. The total area is 255 sq.Km. Våge is the main village on Tysnes. The highest mountain on the island - Tysnessåta (752m) is located 41Km southeast of the Ulriken tower in Bergen.

The main island connects to the mainland through a bridge across Lukksundet. There are good ferry connections between the mainland and the island. Getting to Tysnes through car from Bergen is a much longer journey. The main ferry connection - if you come from Bergen - runs between Halhjem (Os) and Våge. If you come from Stavanger, the Jektavik (Stord)- Hodnanes ferry is the natural connection.

The views from Tysnessåta are well known. In addition to the entire Sunnhordland, Folgefonnhalvøya (Folgefonna peninsula) is your panorama to the east. This panorama includes the mighty Uskedalen and Rosendal mountains. Tysnessåta is a very accessible mountain, through a good trail and a short (but steep) hike. If you plan to do 10 mountains in Hordaland, then Tysnessåta should be on your list.


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) 

Rank Name Height PF Map
1. Tysnessåta 752m 752m 1215-III Fusa
2. Etlådnefjellet 737m 229m 1215-III Fusa
3. Singelstadfjellet 511m 183m 1214-IV Husnes
4. Stølafjellet 458m 300m 1214-IV Husnes
5. Ilefjellet 453m 145m 1215-III Fusa
6. Tornessåta 409m 221m 1214-IV Husnes
7. Vestrefjellet / Varden 380m 272m 1215-III Fusa
8. Kannikenuten 378m 220m 1215-III Fusa
9. Tuvefjellet 342m 109m 1215-III Fusa
10. Dalstuva 336m 336m 1115-II Austevoll (Reksteren)
11. Hovda 330m 107m 1214-IV Husnes
12. "Øyjordakamben" 327m 104m 1214-IV Husnes
13. Gjøvågsfjellet 306m 103m 1115-II Austevoll (Reksteren)

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


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

The below table is sorted by height.

Rank Name Height PF Map
1. Kleppavarden 295m 262m 1114-I Fitjar
2. Kongshaug 229m 229m 1214-IV Husnes (Skorpo)

Tysnes mountains, ranked by primary factor

Rank Name PF Height
1. Tysnessåta 753m 753m
2. Dalstuva 336m 336m
3. Stølafjellet 297m 455m
4.  Vestrefjellet / Varden 272m 380m
- Kleppavarden * 262m 295m
5. Etlådnefjellet 229m 737m

* Mountain is below 300m elev.



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