Austrebotnsrusti, 894m (Austebotsfjellet)
|Mountain area : ||Stølsheimen SW|
|Fylke/Kommune : ||Hordaland/Lindås|
|Map : ||1216-IV Matre; (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)|
|Primary Factor: ||>114m Instebotnknolten|
|Hiked : ||May 2002||
Austrebotnsrusti lies above the Romarheimdalen valley, alongside
highway E39 from Bergen to the Sognefjord. The high point belongs to
Lindås kommune, while the northern trig. point (869m) belongs
to Masfjorden kommune.
Superb views towards Masfjorden, Matre, Sognefjord, Stølsheimen
and Kvamskogen mountains.
I don't know any trails up to this mountain, but an easy (although
steep and strenuous) approach is from highway E39, following the
kommune border between Masfjorden and Lindås. This is the route
described in this document.
Hwy E39 - Austrebotnsrusti, both high points(summer/winter)
|Difficulty : ||Strenuous up to the plateau |
|Risk : ||Low|
|Distance : ||Approx 6km round-trip|
|Time : ||2-3,5 hours round-trip|
|Starting Elev.: ||Approx. 430m||
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From Bergen, follow highway E39 north. Pass the toll-booth on the
north side of Nordhordlandsbrua bridge (currently NOK 45,- for
passenger cars). Drive along side the Osterfjord and through the
Eikefet tunnel leading down to Vike by the Romareimfjord before
the road ascends into the Romareimsdalen valley.
On the very high point of the road, find appropriate parking
alongside the highway. Locate the ridge (see picture below) leading
up the mountain, to the left of a stream coming down the mountain.
No apparent visible trail up the mountain. Find a route that takes you
outside the largest bushes and rocks. Stay close to the stream
(could be hard to spot in dry season) on the left-hand side.
When you reach approx. 750m, turn right up a hill (near the
steep south-west face) to get onto the plateau. From the plateau,
maintain a south-east direction to the nearest high point. From
this point, you have the summit further south in clear view.
Determine the approach from here. Further to your left, a ridge
can be followed in order to avoid too much ups and downs.
From the summit, head straight north towards the northern trig.
point before you head towards the pass you came up.
In winter/spring, bring your skis. You can go all the way into
Stølsheimen from Austrebotnsrusti.
Pictures from the May 4 2002 hike:
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Pictures from other hikes:
Other hordaland mountains