Norwegian Mountains

Nuten, 996m

Fylke/Kommune : Hordaland/Kvam
Maps : 1215-I Norheimsund (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Primary factor : 158m
Hiked : Jun 2002
See also : Storliknausen
See also : Gråhorgi
See also : Fuglafjellet
See also : Geitafjellet
Nuten seen from Lii

Nuten seen from Lii

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Nuten is located at the southwest end of lake Hamlagrøvatnet, and is quite anonymous when viewed from the Bergsdalen road. This is because of the featureless northern slopes, and the fact that the higher neighbour Kjerringafjellet, Gråhorgi, Fuglafjellet and Geitafjellet catches your attention first. Nuten's east side is more characteristic, but can not be seen from the Bergsdalen road. "Nuten" may be translated into English as "the peak".

On the M711 map, "Nuten" is linked to the 996m high point. On Økonomisk Kartverk, "Nuten" is linked to point 992m on the east side, and this point is referred to as "Flatafjellet" on the M711 map. "Flatafjellet" = "flat mountain". No name is linked to point 996m on Ø.K. As "flat mountain" and "the peak" is quite a pair of opposites, it would have been interesting to learn some name history here. The amount of sq.m above 980m elevation is larger on what the M711 map calls "Nuten", than on "Flatafjellet", further east.

Primary factor:

Nuten (M711: 996m, Ø.K: 996,25m) has a primary factor of 158m towards the higher Fuglafjellet (1334m). The saddle is found near Vending, a significant pass in this area. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), you cross the 840m contours on the high route, but not 835m. The saddle height has been interpolated to 838m.

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.

Hamlagrøosen - Nuten (summer/autumn)

Difficulty : Class 1
Exposure : No
Comments : Easy hike. Partly off-trail
Distance : Approx. 5Km to the top
Time : Approx. 1,5-2,5 hours (w/o pause)
Starting Elev.: Approx. 600m
Vertical Gain : Approx. 430m

Map of the area
Map of the area
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Detailed map
Detailed map
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From Bergen, follow highway E16 towards Oslo. At Dale (approx. 50Km from Bergen), turn right towards "Bergsdalen". From the E16/Bergsdalen road junction, follow the scenic Bergsdalen road for approx. 21,9Km and find parking by Hamlagrøosen.

The route

Follow a gravel road down by lake Hamlagrøvatnet towards the innermost cabins at Lii. A smaller trail takes a shortcut from the wooden bridge towards the cabins. Once at the innermost cabin, you see the Lonalii valley to the southwest (your right). To the left of the valley, you see a smaller ridge that runs above Lonalii. Head down towards the creek coming from Lonalii and locate a narrow trail leading up the ridge.

Follow the ridge as far as the trail takes you. Chances are that you will lose the trail. If you a have a clear view towards Nuten (straight ahead) and the river Stølselvi down to your left, seek down to the river and find a place to cross. Once across the river, seek further left, and you will find another narrow trail next to a smaller stream. Do not focus too much on the trail. The mountain is straight ahead and the terrain is quite open.

Hike up the hillside where you see fit. Maintain southwest direction, and you will see the point 923m cairn. From this cairn, the terrain is easy to follow. You have to descend slightly before hiking the final yards up to the 996m summit. The summit is modestly marked by a single rock.

An alternative to this trail could be to hike down the outlet of Stølselvi river. A trail to Geitafjellet crosses this river over a bridge just a little higher up. At the bridge, follow a trail going up to your right instead of crossing the bridge. This trail should lead in the direction of Nuten.

Trip report Jun 30 2002

I was torn between going hiking and staying home for the Brazil - Germany game in the 2002 world cup soccer final. Since the game didn't start until 13:00PM, I decided to go hiking instead. As the weather seemed to be outstanding, I had high ambitions for a high mountain on Vikafjellet. But when I approached Voss, fog was covering the mountains, and the clouds looked dark. I had noticed some blue sky over Bergsdalen, so I turned around and drove up to lake Hamlagrøvatnet. The weather was brilliant, and I remembered that I never had done Nuten. Since Nuten was so close by, chances were that I could catch parts of the final, once back in Bergen.

Probably influenced by the 13:00PM kick-off, the pace up the mountain was ... steady. I had some problems finding the trail, and decided to drop any further search. I aimed straight for the mountain and reached the summit within 1,5 hours. I was amazed by the great views. But after a short round of pictures, I decided to make it to the car within 1 hour. That would get me back to Bergen just in time for the second half. I reached the car within the hour. On the minute.

I switched on the TV just in time for the commercial break before the second half. I even had time to clean up the dog, which got somewhat muddy on the way down. And when Brazil finally won the game 2-0, the day just couldn't get any better.

Pictures from the Jun 30 2002 hike

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1. Bergsdalen mountains (144KB) 2. Kvamskogen mountains (144KB) 3. Skrott and Geitafjellet (123KB) 4. Lonahorgi seen from Nuten trail (127KB) 5. On the way up to Nuten (166KB) 6. Kjerringfjell seen from Nuten (147KB) 7. Kjerringafjellet seen from Nuten (106KB) 8. Iendafjellet seen from Nuten (173KB) 9. Graahorgi and Bjornaknausen seen from Nuten 10. Kvamskogen mountains (293KB) 11. Storliknausen and Kjerringafjellet seen from Nuten (430KB) 12. Lake Hamlagrovatnet seen from Nuten (142KB)

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