|Gamlemsveten from Søvik
on service road
|Estimated net time||2½-3 hours|
|Drinking water||No access to running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (August 2007).|
|Parking||Room for several cars at trail head.|
|Start height||75 metres|
|Vertical metres||716 metres for the roundtrip|
|Trip distance||9.7 km|
Drive to the intersection of roads 659 and 661 by Eidet (Tennfjord). Turn left towards Søvik/Brattvåg and continue for 4.4 km until you get to the exit for Søvik. Drive towards Søvik for 13.6 km, and turn right up a smaller road. Drive another 700 metres and turn right just before a red barn. Then another 900 metres, passing a number of houses. The last 400 metres is on gravel road. Find parking at the car park.
You start your hike upwards and north bound on this gravel road, which is the service road for the telecom and air traffic radar installations at Gamlemsveten, and continue on this road all the way to the top.
26. August 2007
I did this hike together with Elisabeth. We started walking at 11:05, in pretty poor conditions; at times strong wind, 10°C and only 50-60 metres visibility while at the summit.
It turned out that "God helse Haram" (a local general health/fitness initiative) had an arrangement at Gamlemsveten this Sunday so we met several tens of other hikers despite the poor weather.