Mountain area: Sunn-Hordaland, Sveio
Map: 1214-III Ølen (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Map: 1114-II Bømlo (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Primary Factor: Trollvassnibba: > 200m (est.)
Hiked: Oct 2000
Trollvassnibba seen from ferry
Tittelsnes - Trollvassnibba trail
|Time:||1,5 -3 hours round-trip|
Trollvassnibba is the highest point in Sveio Kommune, south in Hordaland, and close to Rogaland Fylke.
From Bergen, take highway E39 to Os and then continue to Halhjem. Take the ferry to Sandviksvåg on Stord island. Continue south on E39, and pass the town of Leirvik. Drive through the new tunnel (toll) to Valevåg in Sveio kommune. If you come from the island of Bømlo, take the ferry from Mosterhamn. (See separate description for Siggjo).
From the ferry, take left at the first junction. After approx. 5 km, before the small place of Tittelsnes, and just before a small bridge, locate a forest road on your right-hand side. There is probably wood stacked up the road, and you can park here.
Follow the forest trail up trough the forest. Stick to the trail, and don't exit on smaller trails going left or right. After the first ascent, you begin to see Trollvassnibba on your left-hand side, on the other side of the valley. At the first sign "Trollvassmarsjen" the trail heads to the right and turns into a smaller trail. At the next "Trollvassmarsjen" sign, the trail turns to the left, and you are crossing wet lands, with Trollvassnibba straight ahead. The trail is marked with red/blue signs hanging down from trees up to this point. From the foothills of the mountain, you see red circles on rocks. A cairn marks the high point.
In a quick pace, I reached the top in 40 minutes. If it has recently rained, expect to get soaking wet. Use the footwear you would have worn if you were walking in a river! From the foothills of the mountain and up the top, it is very slippery after rain. This is a very easy hike.
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