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near Gjemdal, Hordaland (Norge)
Rødsfjellet gives one an excellent view over the Fusafjorden with the Folgefonna icecap looming in the background on a clear day. The trailhead starts next to the road close to the hamlet of Gjemdal (the GPS starting measuring after 15 mintues: hence the apparent different starting point on my track...). A small parking strip as well as signposting mark the spot. The first 20 minutes of the walk take you over a broad forest track. There are two routes towards Rødsfjellet: A and B. I took A on the way up and B on the way back. Both are clearly signposted from the broad forest track. Route A is exposed throughout, providing walkers with great views over the Fusafjorden. Sometimes, the track is not clearly visible, but the way towards the summit is straightforward, so feel free to improvise! The summit is marked by a monumental cairn as well as a purple first aid / information box. From here, you can follow route B down, which is clearly marked by huge white rectangles painted on rocks. Route B snakes over the summit plateau for 10 mintues, before diving into the forest with a steep descent. The forest here is beautiful and functional: I needed a few trees to control my descent! After an half an hour or so, you reach the broad forest that can be traced back to the parking lot.