Visit one of this area's finest mountains
- Destination: Bergen
- Season: February–November
- Difficulty: Medium
- Distance: 4.4 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
- Elevation Gain: 510 meters
- Duration: 3–4 hours
Bruviknipa is by many considered the finest mountain in the entire area around Bergen. Hiking this peak on a sunny day will surely get you excited.
The peak which is often called Brøknipa is located on the south-east side of the Osterøy Island, north of Bergen.
Take road E16 from Bergen towards Oslo and Osterøy. After 30 km take a right onto road 566 towards Osterøy. Cross the bridge and immediately after the bridge take a right onto road 360 towards Haus and Bruvik. Follow this road, including the switchbacks up from the ocean, and then 17 km after the bridge look for the free parking lot on the left side of the road. The entire drive takes about 1 hour.
By public transport
It is possible to get to the trailhead by bus. You want to get to the "Båtaleitet" bus stop, which is at the same place as the parking lot. Check timetables at Entur for more information.
Follow the well-worn trail starting from the parking lot. Fairly quickly the trail starts to ascend up the hill through the forest. When you reach the top of the first hill you will arrive at a trail junction and a small pond. Turn left in this junction and head up towards the peak. Follow the yellow markers all the way up. As you leave the forest behind the trails gets steeper before you reach the peak of Bruviknipa.
- This is a pretty popular hike so expect to see lots of other hikers here too
- Free parking
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