Nerlandsøya, Oct 7 2023

A very cool weather day…

A little bit of this and that…


Date Peak Height PF Location WCP MAP
07.10.23 Rjåhornet 421m 68m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP MAP
07.10.23 Storevarden 430m 430m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP MAP

The route

Saturday: This was a day when anything could happen, weatherwise. Which is intriguing and so I drove to Nerlandsøya to do a round trip hike across Rjåhornet and Storevarden.

Rjåhornet (left) and Storevarden (center)

We headed out from Kvalsund…

Heading out from Kvalsund

Our journey up the forest was nice. The path was not too wet.

In the forest

Once above the forest, we could enjoy blue sky

En route to Rjåhornet with blue sky above

…while expecting anything to happen

Not blue sky all around…

And soon enough, things began to happen…

Hmm… stay out there, please…

It’s fascinating to observe rain showers when it’s not raining on *me*

Eventually, we reached the top of Rjåhornet, and we were still dry. It was windy, so the hood came on.

On top of Rjåhornet

After a short stay, we moved on in the direction of Storevarden.

Storevarden next…

Just before we got to Storevarden, we got a nasty hail shower combined with strong wind. Fortunately, there was a building we could find shelter behind.

Ouch. Nasty…

After a few minutes, the shower moved on and we could head up to the top.

Going for the top

I was happy to witness that someone else was “getting it” now…

Be gone!

We could now enjoy the top of Storevarden in the clear…

On top of Storevarden

OK, we had reached the top and the wise thing to do would be to hurry down the normal route while we were “ahead”.

View towards Fosnavåg

But we hadn’t done any off-trail yet. And I hadn’t gotten any new GPS tracks either…

So, we followed the northeast ridge for a little while. There was a path here, but I had no idea where it was going.

Along the northeast ridge

I considered descending into Kalddalen but wasn’t quite sure if we would be able to reach the road below. Besides, the terrain didn’t really look too inviting.

But the view towards the other islands was excellent!

Runde island

In the absence of more rain showers, we both had a wonderful time!

We’re enjoying our hike!

We even got a rainbow


Eventually, I decided to aim for the road to Teigetua and return to Kvalsund.


It had been a great hike. I was really happy that I took the trip to this island today.


With all this weather going around, it was amazing that we got away with just a couple of minutes of hail

Returning to Kvalsund

Trip statistics: 8,6km, 570 vertical meters, 2h:19m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP/Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the hike:

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