Gullfjellet

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Gullfjellet
Gulfjellet 1.JPG
Gullfjellet in the horizon. Garnes in front.
Highest point
Elevation987 m (3,238 ft)
Prominence714 m (2,343 ft) [2]
Coordinates60°22′23″N 5°34′49″E / 60.3731°N 5.5804°E / 60.3731; 5.5804Coordinates: 60°22′23″N 5°34′49″E / 60.3731°N 5.5804°E / 60.3731; 5.5804[1]
Geography
Map of the location
Map of the location
Gullfjellet
Location of the mountain
Map of the location
Map of the location
Gullfjellet
Gullfjellet (Norway)
LocationVestland, Norway
Topo map1215 IV Samnanger
Climbing
Easiest routeHiking along cairns

Gullfjellet or Gulfjellet is a 987-metre (3,238 ft) tall mountain in Vestland county, Norway. It is situated on the border between the municipalities of Bergen and Samnanger, and it is the highest mountain in the municipality of Bergen. The name "Gul" is an old name for a strong wind, so the old name - Gulfjellet - means "the mountain with strong wind".

View from Gullfjellet.
Redningshytten at Gullfjellet.

Due to its importance as a hiking attraction, and much bad weather, large and numerous cairns have been put up ("Varderekka") to guide hikers from both sides of the mountain. The watercourses on Gullfjellet supports large parts of the Bergen region with piped water.

Svartavatnet is situated 400 metres (1,300 ft) to the west of the mountain.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gullfjellet, Bergen (Vestland)" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2020-03-01.
  2. ^ "Fjellforum". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27.
  3. ^ Her er Bergens nye vannreserve