A very good hiking week!

View from Hasundhornet


Date Peak Height PF Location WCP/FP MAP
03.07.23 Holstadhornet 531m 98m Hareid, Norway WCP MAP
04.07.23 Årvikveten 458m 205m Sande, Norway WCP MAP
05.07.23 Blæjeskardtinden 1131m 238m Volda/Vanylven, Norway FP MAP
05.07.23 Sandfjelltuva 1001m 153m Vanylven, Norway FP MAP
05.07.23 Skorene (Skurvethornet) 724m 71m Vanylven, Norway FP MAP
06.07.23 Garnestua 653m 415m Ulstein, Norway WCP MAP
06.07.23 Hasundhornet 533m 93m Ulstein, Norway WCP MAP
07.07.23 Rambjørga 204m 45m Stad, Norway FP MAP
07.07.23 Kjerringa (Vestkapp) 497m 334m Stad, Norway FP MAP
08.07.23 Svartetindane 1310m 125m Stranda, Norway FP MAP
09.07.23 Trollkoppehornet 974m 291m Vanylven, Norway WCP MAP
09.07.23 Sandegga 907m 42m Vanylven, Norway WCP MAP

Holstadhornet (531m), July 3 2023

The route

Monday: This Monday was a grey day, and the doorstep was almost too high to conquer. But I got myself together and drove to Hareid to hike Holstadhornet – which I hadn’t been to so far in 2023.

Up the forest from Hovled

The fog covered the high mountains, and it was raining. But once the blood pump got going, it was good to be out!

View above Hareid

After passing the Håbakknotten bump, we sat course for Holstadhornet.

Heading for Holstadhornet

I normally associate this route with a very wet trail, but it wasn’t all bad, actually. At least not at the foot of the mountain…

OK path in the lower part of the mountain

On top, there wasn’t much to see.

On top of Holstadhornet

Like always, we took a different route down the mountain. I don’t know what this route is called, and I don’t know the name of the place where it ends up, but it’s not far from our starting point – Hovled.

Heading down from Holstadhornet

When we reached the first house, a man was sitting on the outside. We had a talk. I don’t think he really liked hikers passing through his property. But we had an OK chat. I’m fairly good at saying things people want to hear…

Trip statistics: 6,5km, 515 vertical meters, 1h:53m

Årvikveten (458m), July 4 2023

The route

Tuesday: The weather was better than the day before, but it was soaking wet all around. I didn’t have the highest inspiration for hiking today but picking a fairly dry route would definitely help. The route from Drageskaret (on Gurskøy) and up to the mountain plateau is fairly dry, thanks to rocks on the path and slabs.

Heading out from Drageskaret

I hadn’t set a route in stone, but at least we would go up to Årvikveten. And take it from there…

On the mountain plateau, with Årvikveten in view

I like this mountain plateau as well as the forest below. I’ve had many good walks here…

Karma – looking for action…

Eventually, we reached the foot of Årvikveten and just had one last hill to climb.

The final hill

And again, the “classic” bench picture from the top of Veten…

Let’s take in the views for a while…

But – now what? I decided to take the “round” across Torsethornet and Veten.

Going for Torsethornet (ridge to the right)

If we had someone that could have picked us up, we would gladly have gone all the way to Laupsnipa. I’m sure there are helpful people out there. I just don’t like to ask for favors…

View towards Laupsnipa

Instead of Laupsnipa, we settled for Keipen (featured image).

View from Keipen

From Keipen, we followed the path down to lake Langvetevatnet and then went off-trail for a little while.

Off-trail on our way back to the trailhead

Eventually, I got fed up with the off-trail terrain and rejoined the Veten route near Svedehornet

Passing Svedehornet

All in all, a really nice walk!

Returning to Drageskaret

Trip statistics: 10,4km, 580 vertical meters, 2h:35m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP/Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the hike:

Blæjeskardtinden (1131m), Sandfjelltuva (1001m), July 5 2023

Skorretehornet below us

Wednesday: This trip is featured on a separate page

Garnestua (654m), Hasundhornet (533m), July 6 2023

The route

Thursday: As much as I enjoyed going to Vanylven the day before, I can’t drive that far every time the sun is shining. So, today I settled for local tops. More precisely – Garnestua and Hasundhornet on Hareidlandet island.

Heading out from lake Fjellsvatnet

I’ve always enjoyed hiking Garnestua from Løset and especially the mountain view just after the first hill. But after the antenna came up, this view isn’t so nice anymore.

What used to be a nice scenery…

Fortunately, there are other good viewpoints on this route…

Just sit still…

We left the path and hiked up to the very eastern edge of Flåna – a place I hadn’t been before. But we got a good view towards Hasundhornet from here.

View towards Hasundhornet

And then we sat course for Garnestua.

To Garnestua!

This was my 129th visit to this top. Maybe I had ~30 visits before we got Karma. And I’m pretty sure she came along on all hikes since we got her…

On top of Garnestua

Passing Flåna, we had an excellent coastal view.

Coastal view from Flåna

Next up was Hasundhornet. I noticed that there were several paragliders encircling the top.  I’ve never tried paragliding. It looks fun, but I don’t think I would be satisfied just floating around in the sky. My destiny (it seems) is to bike, hike, scramble or climb a mountain top.

Paragliders above Hasundhornet

From Hasundhornet, we followed the new trail – or should I say gravel road down to the mountain road.

Karma on Hasundhornet

We then had a 2,8km not-so-fun hike along the mountain road back to the car. In the “old days”, actually not too long ago, this was a round we used to run. I’m out of running shape right now, but I hope to do something about it…  

Trip statistics: 10km, 620 vertical meters, 2h:11m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP/Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the hike:

Rambjørga (204m), Kjerringa (497m), July 7 2023

Rambjørga and Veghammaren

Friday: This trip is featured on a separate page

Svartetindane (1310m), July 8 2023

Panorama view from the summit

Saturday: This trip is featured on a separate page

Trollkoppehornet (974m), Sandegga (907m), July 9 2023

Høystakken in center

Sunday: This trip is featured on a separate page

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