Norwegian Mountains

Fanasåta, 284m (not ranked)

Fylke/Kommune : Hordaland/Bergen
Maps : 1115-I Bergen (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Primary factor : 164m
Hiked : Nov 2004
See also : Fanafjellet
See also : Lysehornet
Fanasaata and Kalandseidvatnet

Fanasåta and Kalandseidvatnet

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Fanasåta marks the northern end of Fanafjellet, a forest region between Bergen and Os. Fanasåna summit is just a 15 minutes walk from Fanaseter. Only Lysskarfjellet is the only ranked (primary factor >= 100m) hill on Fanafjellet, and Fanasåta is just a hump on the north side of this massif.

The views are limited, except towards the south, where Lysehornet and Fanafjellet can be seen.

Primary factor:

Fanasåta (284m) has a primary factor of 51m towards the higher Lysskarfjellet (313m). The saddle is found by the road that passes Fanaseter. Ref. Økonomisk Karverk (5m contours), you cross the 235m contours on the high route, but not 230m. The saddle height is interpolated to 233m

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.

Bjørke - Storegrøeggi (late autumn)

Difficulty : Class 1
Exposure : No
Comments : The all-time shortest hike
Distance : Approx. 550m to the top
Time : Approx. 15-20 minutes to the top
Starting Elev.: Approx. 233m
Vertical Gain : Approx. 50m (total)

Map of the area
Map of the area
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Detailed map
Detailed map
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From Bergen, follow highway 580 towards Flesland. Near Lagunen, turn left onto highway 546 "Fana/Krokeide". After 3,7Km, highway 546 turns right. Drive straight ahead. After 6Km you have Fanaseter to your right and a large parking area to your left. Park here.

From Bergen, follow highway E39 towards Stavanger. At the highway 580/E39 junction near Nesttun, follow highway E39 4,4Km. Turn right onto "Hamrevegen". Follow Hamrevegen along lake Kalandseidvatnet for 2,7Km to the Hamrevegen/Kismulvegen junction. Follow this road 1,7Km to the highway 553 junction. Turn left and drive 1,9Km up to Fanaseter. A large parking area is found on the left hand side. Park here.

The route

Follow a gravel road up to the mast which is enclosed by a fence. A forest path forks to the right just before the fence gate. Follow this path eastbound to the Fanasåta forest top. The path runs over boggy ground. The forest top consists of high trees, but you will get some degree of view towards the south.

Pictures from the Nov 06 2004 hike

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