Klovetinden from Barstadsætra


Estimated net time 3½-4 hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water Running water from several streams along the route.
GSM coverage No coverage during a section mid-way into the ascent, else OK (June 2013).
Parking Room for several cars at car park by trail head.
Start height 188 metres
Vertical metres 790 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 9.0 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Klovetinden trail head by Barstadsætra.
  Start of path to Klovetinden at Barstadsætra.
  Route towards Klovetinden from above Klovvatnet.


From Ålesund drive road E39 south towards Bergen, and get the ferry from Solevåg to Festøy. At Festøy turn right off the ferry and drive road E39. Measure from the ferry.

- At 3.8 km turn left where signed for "Hyttegrend".

- At 4.9 km turn right.

- At 5.4 km pay toll in unmanned booth (NOK 20 per 2013).

- At 8.2 km park on a car park on the left hand side of the road.

Start your walk by continuing 70 metres along the gravel road, and then turn left across a wooden bridge. Turn right onto a path immediately after the bridge. Follow the path south-west, along the left hand side of the stream, up to approximately 560 metres. From here the (vague) path turns right and continues north-west up to the right hand side of the small lake at 640 metres. Pass the lake and turn left (north-west), cross the stream draining from lake Klovvatnet at 688 metres, and turn right to gain the steeper slopes up to Klovetinden's wide north-east ridge. Turn left when the terrain gets less steep, and follow the wide ridge south-west to the summit.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



25. June 2013

There was no chance there would be nice weather this Tuesday, but I was still keen on hiking a new mountain, and I also wanted to take colleague Mark out for some fresh air. Hiking mate Kjetil was also keen to come along, and we all drove in one car from the ferry port at Festøy.

The whole hike was done in mist, including very dense mist at the summit. We still got some sense of the steep drops around the summit, but a second visit to this top is definitely on the block, preferably then on skis.
Photos 25.06.2013