Lyderhorn

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Lyderhorn
Lyderhorn.jpg
Lyderhorn seen from south of Loddefjord in Laksevåg borough.
Elevation 396 m (1,299 ft)[1]
Location
Location Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
Coordinates 60°22′28.95″N 5°14′30.72″E / 60.3747083°N 5.2418667°E / 60.3747083; 5.2418667Coordinates: 60°22′28.95″N 5°14′30.72″E / 60.3747083°N 5.2418667°E / 60.3747083; 5.2418667
Topo map 1115 I Bergen
Lyderhorn view towards west
View from Lyderhorn toward Askøy and Øygarden.

Lyderhorn is a mountain in Bergen, Norway. It is one of "De syv fjell", the seven mountains surrounding the city centre, and the starting location of Bergen Turlag's annual trip of the mountains. It is located by Liavatnet approximately five kilometers west of the city center. Due to its prominent visibility from the seas, it has historically been a navigational mark for sailors.[2] Ørnafjellet (329 metres above sea level) is an adjacent peak, and below Ørnafjellet are the two lakes Skåleviksvatnet and Søre Skåleviksvatnet. North of Ørnafjellet is Kvarven fort, a strategic point during World War II, still featuring several bunkers and cannon positions used in the defense of Bergen. Lyderhorn, Ørnafjellet and Kvarven are popular hiking areas.[2]

Folklore has it that Lyderhorn was a gathering location for witches on Midsummer night, Valborg night (the night of May 1), and at Yule.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norgeskart". Kartverket. 
  2. ^ a b c Aase, T. R.; K. H. Olsen & Bergen Turlag (2008). Turløyper i Bergens-området. Bergen Turlag & Bergens Tidende. pp. 76–79. ISBN 82-992152-8-5.