Heistadberget, July 19 2022

Summer holiday, day 16 – Trøndelag

Our route up and down Heistadberget


Date Peak/Place Height PF Location
19.07.22 Heistadberget 238m 128m Steinkjer, Norway

Continued from day 15

Tuesday: We left our “basecamp” at mom’s place in Brønnøysund after breakfast. Upon departure, mom gave me her father’s air rifle – a Slavia 630 – that I used on paper targets in my childhood summer’s up north. I’m not a gun person. As I grew up, my interest faded. The weapon’s training in the navy just confirmed that I’m not into these things. But, when I got the air rifle, a lot of nice childhood memories came along with it.

From Brønnøysund, we took the Tosen road to E6 and drove to Steinkjer where I found a store that sold bullets and paper targets.

Goodbye northern Norway…

We also had lunch in Steinkjer – in a park where there was poo from seagulls everywhere, and in addition the whole place smelled human poo. Not our finest lunch outdoors…

Lunch in Steinkjer

It was soon time to walk the dog, so we drove to Heistad, where we found the Heistadberget trailhead on the northeast side of the forest top.

On the path to Heistadberget

We followed a marked path up to the Heistadberget signpost – which was NOT the high point!

No no no! This is NOT the top!

In order to get to the high point, we crawled under an electric fence (cattle) and found the unmarked high point after a few minutes. This was not a hike I will remember 5 years from now. We followed the same route back down.

We’re serious in this game…
Top of Heistadberget

Back in the car, it was time to figure out what to do the next few days. I proposed that we could hike Fongen – the highest mountain in the Skarvan and Roltdalen National Park. Selling a National Park hike to Anne was the easiest job in the world, and so we had to find a place nearby to spend the night. And the night after – coming down from the mountain.

Nøsterlia camping in Tydal could offer us a cabin for 2 nights, and with the accommodation settled, we could set course for Tydal, just stopping in Selbu for groceries. A toll road passport came along with the rent – which was quite reasonable – NOK 700, – per night.

I had imagined a large camping site with lots of tourists. To my (pleasant) surprise, the camping only consisted of 2 cabins, and we were all alone there. In addition to the 2 cabins, there was a sanatory + kitchen building and a hut for barbeque and recreation. Low standard but all in all very pleasant and convenient.

Yai! This is perfect!

After settling in, we took the boat that belongs to the camping ground for a ride – getting a good view towards tomorrow’s goal – Fongen.

Fongen to the right – I believe

The rest of the evening was about dinner, keeping the mosquitos out and – fixing problems at work (sigh…)

Our new base-camp…

Trip statistics: 1,8km, 100 vertical meters, 0h:38m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP/Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the hike and the travel through Trøndelag:

Continued on day 17

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