Sørkletten, 341m

Mountain area : Osterøy
Fylke/Kommune : Hordaland/Osterøy
Maps : 1216-III Stanghelle (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Primary Factor: 113m
Hiked : Sep 2003
See also : Klubben
See also : Myrbærstøfjellet
See also : Høgafjellet
See also : Vestrefjellet
Sorkletten seen from Myrbaerstofjellet

Sørkletten seen from Myrbærstøfjellet


Sørkletten is a forest hill located on the west side of the Tyssedalen valley. Tyssedalen connects the small Tysso community with the large lakes in the central parts of Osterøy. Like Klubben, Sørkletten fall in the shadow of the much higher Høgafjellet (highest on Osterøy), but offers a nice nike on a good trail and with some rewarding views.

Primary Factor

Sørkletten has a primary factor of 108m towards the higher Klubben. The saddle is found between the two tops. The last adjacent 5m contours (Norgesglasset detail map) are 230m. The saddle has been interpolated to 228m.

Trail descriptions:

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

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

Lake Osvatnet - Sørkletten (summer/autumn)

Difficulty : Class 2 (on-trail)
Exposure : No
Comments : Steep forest hike
Distance : Approx. 2,2Km to summit
Time : Approx. 1 hour to summit
Starting Elev.: Approx. 90m
Vertical Gain : Approx. 250m

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. Turn right onto a narrow, paved road, just before the bridge in front of you. You see a pipeline coming down alongside the road. The road is not signed. Follow this road upwards for 1,1Km (stay right in a Y junction along the way) and locate a forest road to your right. Find parking here.

The route

Follow the forest road upwards. When the road takes a dive into a crossing stream, cross via a bridge on your right. Approx. 1,2Km up the valley, you pass a green mailbox on a tree on your right hand side. The marked trail to Sørkletten takes off to the right, and is marked with ribbons and blue signs (no text) on the trees. You must immediately cross the stream that you've already crossed, further down the road. The trail turns west towards the mountain for a short distance before it climbs north-west, back in the direction you came up the valley.

The trail is good and visible, but the grade is steep. In at least one spot, you may choose to use your hands. There is however no danger involved on this route. At 320m the trail levels out and continues over to the west side of the ridge, before it curves back up to the summit plateau. In Sep 2003, the summit was marked by a large "Osterøytrimmen" sign. This means that the summit is one among a series of tops that people on the island is encouraged to visit and "collect". It is normally ten tops, or destinations, and they change on an annual basis.

Trip notes Sep. 13 2003

I did this hike on the way home, after hiking Myrbærstøfjellet. I had missed this top on my hike to Klubben one week earlier, and now it was time to repair the "damage". I left the trailhead 17:55PM, kept a fair pace upwards and reached the top 18:35PM. The pace downwards was more than fair, and I returned to the car 19:00PM.

Pictures from the Sep 13 2003 hike:

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Pictures are presented in the order they were taken.

On the Tyssedalen forest road (194KB) On the forest trail to Sorkletten (216KB) Lake Saetertjorni (222KB) North view from Sorkletten (271KB) On top of Sorkletten (120KB) Klubben seen from Sorkletten (150KB) The route to Hogafjellet, seen from Sorkletten (205KB) Tyssedalen view from below Sorkletten (251KB)

Pictures from other hikes:

North view from Klubben (123KB) Osteroy seen from Storlifjellet (298KB)

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