Myrbærstøfjellet, 318m

Mountain area : Osterøy
Fylke/Kommune : Hordaland/Osterøy
Maps : 1216-III Stanghelle (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Primary Factor: 170m
Hiked : Sep 2003
See also : Klubben
See also : Sørkletten
See also : Høgafjellet
See also : Vestrefjellet
Myrbaerstofjellet seen from Sorkletten

Myrbærstøfjellet seen from Sørkletten


Myrbærstøfjellet is a forest hill located just north of the small Tysso community, north on Osterøy island. The hill drops down to where Osterfjorden ends and Romarheimsfjorden begins. A gentle trail takes you directly to the summit, and you get some good views from the top, despite the modest height of this hill.

Primary Factor

Klubben has a primary factor of 170m towards the higher Vestrefjellet. The saddle is found on the Kleiveland-Tysso road. The last adjacent 5m contour lines (Norgesglasset detail map) are 150m. The saddle has been interpolated to 148m.

Trail descriptions:

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

General note: The trail described below is not necessarily the easiest trail to this mountain.

Lake Osvatnet - Sørkletten (summer/autumn)

Difficulty : Class 1 on-trail
Exposure : No
Comments : Easy forest hike
Distance : Approx. 1,8Km to summit
Time : Approx. 1 hour to summit
Starting Elev.: Approx. 100m
Vertical Gain : Approx. 220m

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


From Bergen, follow highway E16 towards Oslo. Shortly after Arnanipatunnelen (tunnel), exit right towards Osterøy. Pass the toll station on the other side of the bridge (fee is NOK 40,- for passenger cars per Sep 2003). From the toll station, drive approx. 9,9Km and turn right in a roundabout. Follow highway 567 to Tysso for approx. 25,8Km.

Alternatively, from the roundabout after 9,9Km, drive 5,4Km and in Lonevåg exit right towards "Hatland". Follow this road for 11,5Km to Fotlandsvåg (after 6,3Km you pass the Tveitafjellet trailhead). From Fotlandsvåg, turn right and follow the road to Tysso for 6,6Km.

You are now in the center of Tysso with a large building on your left. There is a bridge right in front of you. A narrow road that forks off to the right leads to lake Osvatnet, the trailhead for Klubben, Sørkletten and Høgafjellet. Continue for yet another 1,2Km. You have now just passed a trailsign towards "Løtane" and "Vikatjørni" A few meters up the road, locate parking on your left. Park here.

The route

From the parking, go out on the road, and a couple of meters upwards. Notice a blue marker on a tree on the other side of the creek to the left. Cross the creek and get on the trail which runs past the marker. Follow this trail in the northbound direction for 0,5Km. The trail then turns north-west for approx. 400m until you gain the ridge. From the ridge, the visible trail runs to the left. Do not follow the trail from the ridge. Instead, turn right and follow a vague path the remaining 750m to Myrbærstøfjellet summit. You will see a collapsed cairn at the southern viewpoint. Continue a little further until you arrive a very large rock on top of the ridge. Consider this to be the summit.

Trip notes Sep. 13 2003

The purpose of this trip was to do Myrbærstøfjellet first and Sørkletten afterwards. I knew about the Løtane trailhead (which also turned out to be the Myrbærstøfjellet trailhead), but decided to start off higher up the road. The ideas was to hike across point 190m and then straight up Myrbærstøfjellet. Once I got Myrbærstøfjellet in view, I abandoned this plan. I set the course directly towards the low section on the Myrbærstøfjellet ridge, but ran into some very complex terrain just south of point 190m. Some steep cliffs called for some routefinding, but soon I was on my way over towards the ridge. After a while I ran into the trail that I assumed came from Løtane. I decided to follow this trail on my way home. I had left the car 16:40PM and arrived Myrbærstøfjellet 17:20PM. In other words, not a very long hike. It was raining very light when I got on the Myrbærstøfjellet ridge, but it never amounted to much. I turned around after a minute or two and followed the marked trail all the way back to the road. From the road, the car was only 700m further up, and by 17:45PM the hike was over.

Pictures from the Sep 13 2003 hike:

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Sorkletten seen from Myrbaerstofjellet (168KB) Myrbaerstofjellet (183KB) Sorkletten seen from Myrbaerstofjellet (212KB) View towards Romarheimsfjorden from Myrbaerstofjellet (157KB) Vestrefjellet seen from Myrbaerstofjellet (209KB) Osterfjorden seen from Myrbaerstofjellet (185KB) The forest below Myrbaerstofjellet (168KB)

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