2021 Week 21 (Summary)

Some good hikes (and one even better ski-trip)

My last ski-trip in the 2020-2021 season; to Eidskyrkja (1462m)
Date Peak/Place Height PF Location
24.05.21 Mælen 974m 31m Sogndal, Norway
24.05.21 Vetlehaugen 513m 17m Sogndal, Norway
26.05.21 Melshornet 807m 564m Ørsta, Norway WCP
28.05.21 Sollia SE-1 598m 50m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP
28.05.21 Sollia 661m 661m Herøy/Sande, M&R, Norway WCP
29.05.21 Koppefjellet 940m 602m Volda, Norway WCP
30.05.21 Eidskyrkja 1462m 1037m Volda, Norway WCP

Mælen (974m), May 24 2021

Our hike across Mælen

This was simply a beautiful hike, in a region where I’d never hiked before. We started out from Skjer (close to Hella by the Sognefjord), hiked up to Skoparsete and then sat course for Mælen (via Kleivafjellstølen).

The weather wasn’t the best, but I enjoyed myself big time! From Mælen, we (Karma and I) headed back down to Skoparsete and then paid Vetlehaugen a visit before moving on to Kvinnefossen Bru – a bridge across the river above the Kvinnefossen waterfall.

Across the river above Kvinnefossen waterfall

From the bridge, we traversed the forest for a while, before descending to Eitun and eventually back to the road (RV55) where we had 2,1km back to the car.

Trip statistics: 13,5km, 1080 vertical meters, 3h:54m

Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike:

Melshornet (807m), May 26 2021

Karma on Melshornet

Back home on Sunnmøre, in gorgeous weather. This afternoon, I decided to do a classic round-trip hike; Rystefeltet – Melshornet (via Pølsa) – Vardehornet – Osdalen – Rystefeltet.

Melshornet (and Pølsa) offers a mighty nice view towards Ørsta!

Ørsta view from Pølsa

From Melshornet, we descended to lake Dinglavatnet, hiked across Vardehornet (600m) before returning to Rystefeltet via Osdalen.

Heading down to lake Dinglavatnet

Trip statistics: 8km, 730 vertical meters, 2h:12m

Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike:

Sollia (661m), May 28 2021

Should we really be going up here??

The mission today was to hike Sollia from Leikongeidet. Sollia is the highest top on Gurskøya island and the plan today was to repeat a route from several years ago – hike up along the creek from lake Holmevatnet.

From a distance, the forest looks terrible, but once inside – a nice birch forest is awaiting. True, the upper part has some juniper bush challenges, but it’s overall doable with some route-finding.

Upon descent, we took an off-trail route down to lake Holmevatnet, before following the normal route back to Leikongeidet.

Pretty cool ocean view!

Trip statistics: 9,1km, 680 vertical meters, 2h:24m

Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike:

Koppefjellet (940m), May 29 2021

A hot day for Karma

Today, I decided to hike Koppefjellet from Vassteinen (~50m). It would be a good exercise in this warm weather and I sat myself a 3-hour goal – up and down.

I followed the marked route from Vassteinen and went off-trail at 470m, just before lake Sætrevatnet. Eventually, we got on Koppefjellet’s southwest ridge – which we followed to the top.

On the ridge towards Koppefjellet

Upon descent, we headed (off-trail) down to lake Vassteinvatnet and picked up a path that took us to Vassteinsætra and eventually – back on our ascent route.

We were down at the car 2 minutes before my 3-hour estimate ran out. Quite happy about that estimate!

Trip statistics: 8,8km, 940 vertical meters, 2h:58m

Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike:

Eidskyrkja (1482m), May 30 2021

Back on Eidskyrkja!

Today was my last ski-trip in the 2020-2021 season. I decided to drive to Skinnviksetra (380m) to ski Eidskyrkja. It was a foggy day, but I gambled on that we would rise above the fog during the trip up the mountain. But, it didn’t look very promising at the trailhead – with respect to a) skiing and b) sunshine…

Keep the faith…

I carried my skis up to ~700m and finally there was enough snow to allow for skiing. Also – we were about to rise above the fog!


The rest of the trip up the mountain was just nice. I could see some skiers way, way ahead of me and we caught up with them on top of the steepest hill. They commended me on my pace (which feels better the older I get) and then we kept company for a little while…

Above the steep part, getting company…

It’s always nice to reach the top of this mountain!

Sunnmøre alps

The snow was firm enough to carry Karma’s weight. I didn’t have to wait for long for her to catch up. It was altogether a really nice end to the skiing season!


Trip statistics: 9,5km, 1100 vertical meters, 3h:02m

Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the trip:

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