Norwegian Mountains

Litlefjellet, 433m

Fylke/Kommune : Hordaland/Masfjorden
Maps : 1116-I Masfjorden (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Primary factor : 142m
Skied : Mar 2005
See also : Ådneburen
See also : Skjeggedalsfjellet
Litlefjellet seen from Skjeggedalsfjellet

Litlefjellet seen from Skjeggedalsfjellet

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Litlefjellet is located just above Andviki by Masfjorden. Compared to the mighty Ådneburen and its neighbour mountains, Litlefjellet (Little mountain) appears quite insignificant. The normal route follows a forest road from Lake Storevatnet, and is described below. It is also possible to ascend/descend directly from/to Andviki via Litlefjellet's southwest ridge. This route is not described on this page.

The top of Litlafjellet is also known as Klettane.

Primary factor:

Litlefjellet (M711: 436m, Ø.K: 432,5m ~ 433m) has a primary factor of 142m towards the higher Gråsida. The saddle is found NE of Tverrfjellet (Totlandssætret). Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk map (5m contours), the pass has a fixed point - 290,5m ~ 291m.

Trail descriptions:

Notes: Class ratings are in reference to YDS. Click here for more information.

The trails described below are not necessarily the *easiest* trails to this mountain.

Lake Storavatnet - Litlafjellet (summer/autumn)

Difficulty : Class 1
Exposure : None
Comments : Partly off-trail
Distance : 1,5Km to the top
Time : Approx. 45 minutes to the top
Starting Elev.: 170m
Vertical Gain : Approx. 260m

Map of the area
Map of the area
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Detailed map
Detailed map
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From Bergen, follow highway E39 northbound towards Førde. Cross Nordhordlandsbrua bridge and pay toll on the north side of the bridge (NOK 45,- per March 2005). Continue 26,2Km on E39 and exit left onto the road towards Masfjordnes just before Eikefettunnelen.

Follow the Masfjordnes road for 32,9Km. Turn right in the upcoming junction (signed Totland) and follow the road towards Lake Storevatnet for 2,4Km. Turn left in the junction by the lake and drive approx. 600m until you reach a gate. Park here.

The route

Follow the forest road northbound for 550m to a forest road junction. Turn left and follow the forest road southbound for 400m. The forest road ends at 280m elevation. Head westbound up the forest (off-trail) until you reach the Litlefjellet summit plateau. There are three local tops. According to Økonomisk Kartverk, the easternmost (the one you reach first) is the highest. You will find a viewpoint with a small cairn just below the westernmost top. You'll have a good view towards Andviki from here.

Descend your ascent route, or follow the Litlefjellet southwest ridge down to Andviki.

Trip report Mar 26 2005

I had just hiked Skjeggedalsfjellet and had both the time and energy to visit Litlefjellet before I headed back to Bergen. Some locals I had spoken to in Andviki, recommended that I should hike Litlefjellet from the forest road above Lake Storevatnet. My original plan was to hike the southwest ridge, but if I could get some vertical meters for free, then why not..

The time was 15:30PM by the time I parked the car above Lake Storevatnet, only 10 minutes after I drove from the Skjeggedalsfjellet trailhead. As I headed up the forest road, I finally had the time to study the map. The forest road I was on did not run towards Litlefjellet, and as I looked towards the dense forest on Litlefjellet, I imagined the hike would both be annoying and exhausting.

I found an opening in the dense forest, and followed a creek upwards. After 10 minutes, I ran into a forest road, which must have been the forest road the locals were refering to. The forest road was in any case not on the map. I followed the forest road to its end at 280m elevation. Snow was scattered around in the forest, and I didn't see a path. The forest was easy terrain, so I just headed upwards. The snow got gradually deeper and by the time I reached the summit area, the snow was almost knee-deep.

The hike didn't take long. I was on the top 16:05PM, 35 minutes after leaving the car. I walked over to the viewpoint cairn and enjoyed the view towards Andviki for a short while. I had carried the dog in my backpack all the way to the top, and carried him back down to the forest road. He was then kind enough to walk back to the car. By 16:42PM, we were back where we started, and could return back to Bergen with two new tops in "the bag".

Pictures from the Mar 26 2005 hike

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1. On the forest road from Lake Storevatnet (200KB) 2. Overview of the forest roads in this area (305KB) 3. View from the top of Litlefjellet (305KB) 4. Aadneburen seen from Litlefjellet (350KB) 5. View from the top of Litlefjellet (229KB) 6. Andviki seen from Litlefjellet (196KB) 7. Steep face above Meisdalen (177KB) 8. Troll on Litlefjellet (292KB) 9. Skjeggedalsfjellet trailhead seen from Litlefjellet (309KB) 10. The small cairn on Litlefjellet (162KB) 11. Skjeggedalsfjellet seen from Litlefjellet (153KB) 12. Glyvrebotnen seen from Litlefjellet (153KB) 13. Aadneburen seen from above Lake Storevatnet (142KB) 14. Leaving Andviki (168KB)

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Pictures from other hikes:

1. Austrefjellet summit view (503KB) 2. Heading up Vardefjellet, looking back (249KB)

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