Slettfjellet, July 14 2022

Summer holiday, day 11 – Trøndelag

Our route up and down Slettfjellet


Date Peak/Place Height PF Location
14.07.22 Slettfjellet 423m 123m Høylandet, Norway

Thursday: Transport Day: Stav Hotel (outside Trondheim) – Brønnøysund. After searching the map, we picked Slettfjellet close to Høylandet as the place to walk the dog. Our luck with the summer weather was over and it was raining when we left Trondheim.

When we got to the road we planned to follow into the valley, it was closed by a gate. Shit! I didn’t want to leave the car next to the main road. Too many valuable items in the car. OK, this is not Oslo. The chance of someone breaking into the car were close to zero. But while you can take the boy out of the city, you can’t take the city out of the boy…

As it turned out, the gate wasn’t closed. Someone had just faked locking it. We opened the gate and drove to the Loddoenget Skytebane (shooting range) where we decided to park the car. We could have kept on driving, but that wouldn’t leave us with much of a hike.

Our trailhead

Lo and behold, it wasn’t raining any more!

Heading up the road from the shooting range

From the shooting range, we followed the mountain road for 3km until we saw a signpost indicating a path up the mountain.

Forest path begins here, but I’m not sure if it leads to the top…

It wasn’t much of a path and after 15-20 minutes, we decided to leave it and head directly for the top. The terrain was wet, and the hike was not particularly enjoyable. But the dog got its walk and we were about to get ourselves a new pf100 top!

The terrain below the top

Karma found the horns from a deer and wanted to bring it home. She was really disappointed when she learned that this plan was doomed to fail.

Sorry, Karma. That’s a no-go…

And then we reached the top…

On top of Slettfjellet
View towards Høylandet

After returning to the car, we sat course for Vennesund and the ferry to Holm. We expected chaos but found very few cars waiting in line. The ferry crew told us that traffic along RV17 (normally very, very busy in summer) was low this year.

Trip statistics: 8,2km, 300 vertical meters, 1h:58m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike:

Continued on day 12

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