Brakstadfjellet seen from Eldsfjellet
Brakstadfjellet is the second highest mountain on Holsnøy, 6m lower than Eldsfjellet and 1m higher than Gaustadfjellet. These are the dominating mountains on the Holsnøy peninsula.
Brakstadfjellet is easy accessible from Valde, with excellent trails to the top. The mountain offers wonderful views all around, but especially towards the Bergen mountains. Bring a binocular and see the city of Bergen from a new angle.
Valde - Brakstadfjellet (summer/winter)
Trip report Apr 28 2002:
I had been saving this modest height mountain for a rainy day. So what was I
doing here on this beautiful Sunday evening? Due to a jetleg after a recent
U.S trip, I awoke 2:30PM, and realized I had blown a perfect day for a higher
mountain. So I decided to do a triple mountain (4 including a spur) hike,
consisting of Eldsfjellet (I needed the pictures), Brakstadfjellet (a new
mountain) and Ulriken (for the statistics and to get 1000m vertical meters
So after a hasty visit on Eldsfjellet, I was on my way up Brakstadfjellet. I was torn between agony on spending the evening on modest height mountains, and joy over the wonderful views the mountain offered. Nothing much to say about the hike itself. I was back at the car 1 hour after I left it, moving quick and efficient up the mountain. The regular hiker would probably use close to the hour up the mountain. But I was in a hurry to get Ulriken before sunset.
Pictures from the Apr 28 2002 hike:
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Pictures from other hikes:
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