Locals like this hike for its peak view unadulterated by TV towers or other objects.
Gravdalsfjellet is located in Gravdal, an area within Laksevåg, in the vicinity of Olsokfjellet and Damsgårdsfjellet. Many people like to hike to Viggohytten (Viggo Cabin), which is located near the summit of Gravdalsfjellet (at around 350 m) and has been rebuilt after burning down in 2014. From the summit of Gravdalfjellet, if the weather is clear, one can enjoy an uninterrupted 360 degree view of the surroundings. You can read more about Gravdalsfjellet here.
How to get there
- You can search for the best transit options for you on the Skyss Travel Planner. For routes starting from Nipedalen, you can take bus number 16 from Olav Kyrres Gate (the bus stops between Galleriet and Exhibition) in the city centre to Nipedalen Snuplass (the end stop).
- Here is a route that starts from the bus stop in Nipedalen and goes to Viggohytten, near the summit of Gravdalsfjellet, 4.5 km. This link to UT.no is only available in English so keep a traslator, such as Google translate, handy.
- Here is a through-route starting at Nipedalen and ending at Melkeplassen that includes Damsgårdsfjellet, 4.3 km.
- Here is a Gravdalsfjellet loop option that includes Olsokfjellet and Damsgårdsfjellet, 6.1 km.
Please be familiar with safe hiking practices while in Norway. If you are new to hiking, make sure to go with experienced hikers or join an a group that offers experienced tour leaders, such as BSI. For more information about hikes in the Bergen area, you may also wish to explore the Hiking around Bergen, Norway Facebook page.