A route with a view starting from Mo – a taste of the real Western Norway!
How to get there from Bergen: The starting point for the hike to Nedstavatnet is found 84 km northeast of Bergen. Drive E39 northbound to Romarheim, turn to the right onto FV 569 towards Mo in Modalen. Continue 16 km on 569, and park either in the center of Mo or on the shoulder by the starting point. The drive from Bergen takes approx. 1,5 hours.
Estimated time: 1,5 hour round trip. 5 hours one way to Skavlabu.
Grading: Red moderate +.
Difference in altitude: 5-240 5-900 meters.
The trail to Nedstavatnet (“the lower tarn”) is an old road used to take the farm animals up to the mountain grazing land in the summer. Today it is a popular trail taking you to the top of the Kvernhus waterfall with a great view of the Mofjord. You can also follow the trail further into the Modalen mountains to Skavlabu, which is a tourist hut owned by The Norwegian Travel Association. Each year in August the local sports club arranges an uphill race to Nedstavatnet, and the fastest athletes reach the top in less than 10 minutes.
The trail is quite steep up through the spruce/mixed wood with a flatter part half way up. It is clearly visible and has blue and red marks. If you want to enjoy the view of the Mofjord you take to the left over the marsh when you reach the point at the top where the trail flattens out. Then you will soon see the tarn and you follow the smooth rock slopes left towards the dam by the outlet to the Kvernhus waterfall. The route to Skavlabu continues straight forward at the top and has red T-shaped marks. You must allow approx. 5 hours up and in to the hut from this starting point. There are more than 900 meters (in height) to break down, so you should be in good physical shape and have necessary mountain hiking experience.
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