Norwegian Mountains

Hordaland Mountains: Lindås

Through its 474 sq.Km, Lindås is the largest kommune in the Nordhordland region. Knarvik is the kommune centre. The terrain is a great mix of coastline and mountains. Perhaps the most characteristic landmark is the Mongstad oil raffinery. Lindås has many neighbours - and share kommune borders with Osterøy, Bergen, Meland, Radøy, Austrheim, Gulen (Sogn og Fjordane), Masfjorden, Modalen and Vaksdal.

The highest mountain is Sørdalsnuten (957m), located in the northeastern part of Lindås kommune - a part that stretches into the Matre, Modalen and Stølsheimen mountain regions. The Austlendingen massif can be said to divide the coastal part of Lindås from the mountain region. The Eikefet tunnel (4910m) runs through this massif. The highest top west of this tunnel is Djupedalseggene (446m). 

If you want to explore the higher Lindås mountains, then the Romarheimsdalen valley (hwy E39) is the best starting point. You can just park the car, hike up to the nearest mountain and continue your walk from there. Alternatively, follow the trail systems in the region. One significant trail runs from Stusdal towards Masfjorden (westbound). This trail passes Kalvedalshytta cabin (self-served), where you can stay over night. Another important trail runs from Dyrkollbotn towards Stølsheimen (eastbound). 

Map of Hordaland. Copyright Hordaland Fylkeskommune.
Map design by Geir Ketil Lien

The Mountains

Below is the list of ranked kommune mountains, sorted by height. "Ranked" means mountains with a height >= 300m and with a primary factor >= 100m. I have chosen to include some of the mountains with primary factor < 100m in a separate table. Names and height originate from Statens Kartverk (M711)/Norgesglasset (20m contours) or Økonomisk Kartverk (part of Norgesglasset, 5m contours). Several mountains have a point higher than the trig. point marked on the maps. Note that if the high point of a mountain lies within another kommune, the mountain is listed under that specific kommune. If a mountain high point is shared by two kommuner, the mountain is listed under both kommuner.

Rank Name Height PF Map
1. Sørdalsnuten 957m 169m 1216-IV Matre
2. Instebotnsknolten 920m 130m 1216-IV Matre
3. Austrebotnsrusti / Eggene 894m 144m 1216-IV Matre
4. Kupefjellet 894m 144m 1216-IV Matre
5. Godbotnsfjellet 887m 117m 1216-IV Matre
6. Blåfjellet 851m 419m 1216-IV Matre
7. Tverrvassfjellet 832m 149m 1216-IV Matre
8. Austlendingen 812m 374m 1216-III Stanghelle
9. Husdalsfjellet 734m 196m 1216-III Stanghelle
10. Stussfjellet 684m 106m 1216-IV Matre
11. Gråsida 661m 308m 1216-III Stanghelle
12. Hemningsfjellet 652m 176m 1216-III Stanghelle
13. Steinhusfjellet 632m 169m 1216-III Stanghelle
14. Råsefjellet 590m 140m 1216-IV Matre
15. Hiklettane 590m 132m 1216-III Stanghelle
16. Storlifjellet 565m 112m 1216-IV Matre
17. Djupedalseggene 446m 368m 1116-II Sæbø
18. Gladihaug 431m 403m 1116-II Sæbø
19. Rundesteinen 424m 171m 1216-III Stanghelle
20. Snøyo 389m 136m 1216-III Stanghelle
21. Selifjellet 395m 367m 1116-II Sæbø
22. Bjørgafjell 354m 256m 1116-II Sæbø
23. Almeskilet 320m 182m 1216-III Stanghelle
24. Husafjellet 319m 151m 1216-III Stanghelle

Tops w/Primary factor >= 90m

Rank Name Height PF Map
1. Sæterfjellet 782m 92m 1216-III Stanghelle

Click on image to get a clickable map of the mountains listed in the tables above.

Misc. tops w/Primary factor < 90m

Rank Name Height PF Map
1. Skausnøyi 363m 89m 1116-II Sæbø
2. Geitfjellet 406m 43m 1216-III Stanghelle

The 5 highest based on primary factor

Rank Name Height PF
1. Blåfjellet 851m 419m
2. Gladihaug 431m 403m
3. Austlendingen 812m 374m
4. Djupedalseggene 446m 368m
5. Selifjellet 395m 367m


Lindås kommune has no mountains above 1000m, and has no mountains on the Hordaland top-50 primary factor list. In other words, this is not a very prominent mountain region. There are two significant mountain regions, on each side of hwy E39 through Romarheimsdalen valley. The highest mountain - Sørdalsnuten (on the east side) has very low prominence (169m) towards the higher mountains in the northeast. Blåfjellet dominates the west side of hwy E39, and Austlendingen is a massif on its own. Gladihaug is a forest hill, but gains prominence due to the nearby low terrain. The mountains Horgi and Båtevassfjellet are not included on the list of Lindås mountains, as the kommune border does not run across the high points on these mountains.

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