Geitfjellet from Tempervollen


Estimated net time Less than an hour.
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water No stable access to running water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (April 2015).
Parking Room for several cars around trail head.
Start height 287 metres
Vertical metres 130 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 2.4 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Geitfjellet trail head above Tempervollen.


From Trondheim centre drive to the west side of the city. From the round about outside the tunnel that gives access to road 706 take the north-west exit and follow the road that goes uphill. Drive up to Gamle Bynesvei, and then continue approximately 2.4 km from where this road becomes a gravel road. Park above Tempervollen, on one of the small car parks along the road, where signs point towards "Geitfjellet 1.2" and "Våttakammen 2.5".

Start your hike by following the sign for Geitfjellet. When you get to the path junction after just under 1 km turn left and head up to the summit marked by a metal trigonometric point marker.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



11. April 2015

I hit the road after the first handball match this Saturday, and assumed I had plenty of time for a hike to Geitfjellet. But I messed around for almost 30 minutes before finding trail head, and I also started my hike much further down than I had to. This took me through some very boggy terrain, and in one place I landed in a terribly boggy spot after having jumped across a small stream and my shoe was stuck in the mud. I had to dig it out, and empty the snow and mud before continuing. I then lost the proper path and had to check my GPS, but to my horror I discovered the way-point I (thought) I had loaded to the GPS were not there. But help was at hand; I was about to overtake three other hikers and asked them for the route to Geitfjellet. Unfortunately they didn't know the area and had no other help to offer than "we think it's around here somewhere". I had little other choice than to continue through the open forest and after a few minutes I met a young woman running at a respectable pace. I called for her attention, which I wasn't sure would work since she had ear-phones, but she heared me and was able to answer my plea for the route to Geitfjellet. But she didn't know the area either, other than "I think it's over there somewhere". I was then overtaken by another runner, and tried my luck again. He obviously knew the area well and pointed me in the right direction. It turned out he was going there, and since his pace wasn't that fast I decided to keep his pace and follow him through the forest. It turned out he was on his way to Geitfjellet, and at the nice summit I asked him for the best way back down to the road. He informed me about the best route and after a short summit stop I ran down the route he recommended. Unfortunately I wasn't able to tell him where my car was parked so I ended up 1.5 km above my car and had to run along the road back to my car. But I kept a decent pace and had time for a change of clothes back at the car and be back at Trondheim Spektrum to see Njål's team win their second match of the day and qualify for the quarter finals of the regional boys-14 handball play-offs.

Photos 11.04.2015