Bergsfjellet, 521m

Mountain area : Fusahalvøya
Fylke/Kommune : Hordaland/Fusa
Maps : 1215-III Fusa (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Primary Factor: 238m
Hiked : Feb 2003
See also : Fusafjellet
Bergsfjellet (left) and Fusafjellet

Bergsfjellet (left) and Fusafjellet


Bergsfjellet is the anonymous neighbour to Storehorga, also known as Fusafjellet. But except for the western view (blocked by Storehorga), the panorama in all other directions is just as great. A forest road will talk you half way without any sort of struggle, but you might run into cumbersome terrain higher up.

Primary Factor

Bergsfjellet (M711: 521m, Ø.K: 520,66m) has a primary factor of 238m towards the higher Rødsfjell (591m). The saddle is found S of Heiane. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), you cross the 285m contours on the high route, but not 280m. The saddle height has been interpolated to 283m.

Trail descriptions:

Note: Class ratings are in reference to YDS (Yosemite Decimal System).

You can follow a class 1 route all the way to the forest below Bergsfjellet. I am not aware of any trails from this point, so the rest of the route (class 2) must be figured out by the hiker. See my recommendation below.

Toskedalen - Vardafjellet (all seasons)

Difficulty : Class 2
Comments : See description above
Distance : Approx. 3-3,5Km to summit
Time : Approx. 1-2 hours to summit
Starting Elev.: Approx. 70m

Map of the area
Map of the area
Detailed map
Detailed map


From Bergen, follow highway E16 towards Oslo. At the Trengereid roundabout (approx. 30 minutes outside Bergen), exit right onto highway 7. Follow highway 7 down to the Samnangerfjord, pass Bjørkheim and go through two tunnels. After the second tunnel, exit right onto highway 48 (Tysse). Follow highway 48 for 25,2 Km and at Eikelandsosen, exit right towards highway 552 Os/Venjaneset. Follow this road for 4,9 Km, and exit left onto a narrow road just after a bus stop on the left hand side of the road. Follow the narrow road 500m upwards until you reach a 4-way crossing. Find somewhere to park.

The route

In the 4-way crossing, follow the road to the left. This is a forest road that will take you all the way to a red building (and further). Leave the forest road just after the red building, and locate a wide trail that will take you across the Håvikdalen meadows and into the forest on the other side. Follow the forest trail up in the forest. At some point, the forest trail seem to end, and you have nothing but dense forest in front of you.

Try this: Head south, parallel to the valley. When you reach the first steep part of the mountain, seek left until it doesn't look too steep anymore. Make your way into the dense forest. It shouldn't take more than a minute or two to go through the worst part. Then, continue south (upwards) and you should very soon see the summit in front of you. Approach the summit from the left hand side.

Trip report Feb 16 2003

Taking the dog's back problems into consideration, I had to find a mountain that was easy and quick to hike. I noticed that the route to Bergsfjellet included a long forest road, and decided to drive to the Fusa district. I had been climbing Storehorga, the higher neighbour, some time ago, so I was familiar with the region.

The forest road was easy to find, and Troll could walk easily upwards without any strain. We arrived Håvikdalen valley and I expected that the easy part was over. But another forest trail took us across the meadow and well into the forest. The trail then suddenly ended, and I decided to stay close to the valley side, as the summit was facing the valley. This led me into a hairy climb, which involved amazingly dense forest, and a steep section where I needed the ice-axe.

Well on top of the first hump, the remaining route to the summit was quite obvious. After a failed attempt to climb the summit on the right hand side, we successfully arrived the summit, 1 hour and 20 minutes after leaving the car. The snow was for the most part hard enough to carry us, but it softened as we approached the summit.

Pictures from the Feb 16 2003 hike:

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Pictures are presented in the order they were taken.
NOTE: Pictures are dated 2002. Should be 2003!

At the trailhead (139KB) At the trailhead (138KB) On the forest road (157KB) Arriving Haavikdalen valley (179KB) Summit is right ahead (159KB) Fusafjellet seen from Bergsfjellet (285KB) View towards Samnanger mountains (245KB) Wide panorama from Bergsfjellet (540KB) Melderskin above Rosendal in the distance (178KB) Vaaganipen seen from Bergsfjellet (177KB) Vaakefjellet (158KB) Troll on Bergsfjellet (122KB) Bergsfjellet summit, 521m (80KB) Roedsfjell (173KB) Haavikdalen valley (133kB) Horgaberget below Fusafjellet (177KB) View towards Eikelandsosen (87KB)

Pictures from other hikes:

Above Baldersheim (100KB) Fusa mountains (267KB) 50mm panorama from Helleknappen (1052KB)

Other hordaland mountains Other Fusa K. mountains