Koppefjellet from Ullalandsvatnet


Estimated net time 3-4 hours
Difficulty No difficulties, but a little cumbersome from where the path ends at 470 metres and up to where you join the ridge.
Drinking water The only reliable source of running water is the stream close to the path below 500 metres.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (September 2011).
Parking Room for many cars by trail head.
Start height 270 metres
Vertical metres 670 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 5.0 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Route to Koppefjellet's south-west ridge.


From Ålesund drive road E39 south towards Bergen, and get the ferry from Solevåg to Festøy. From Festøy continue on road E39 to Volda. Drive through Volda centre to the round about just east of the town centre, and turn right onto road 651. Follow this road 11.0 km and turn left where signed for "Vatne". Note that road 651 is under maintenance per 2011 and the distances might change in the future as a result of a new tunnel.

Follow the road up into Aldalen 2.4 km and find parking on the right hand side of the road, just before a gate/barrier blocking access to a road running down towards lake Ullalandsvatnet. Park here.

On the left side of the road you will find a path heading west towards Koppefjellet. Follow this path up to 470 metres, where it crosses the stream. Soon after the path fades away and you should head north-west up to the distinct col on the south-west ridge of Koppefjellet. There is no path so have to find your best route through the heather and grass. As you get higher up hiking gets a little more cumbersome since you need to cross a section of boulder covered with heather and grass.

When you get up on the ridge turn right and you will find a path running along the ridge, which takes you to the summit. The summit is marked by a large cairn, which is likely to hold a summit registration book inside a metal container.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



24. September 2011

Njål and I went to Volda for Bend-It football cup this Saturday, from our base for the week-end at Fjellsetra. On our way to Volda we had a 15 minutes delay at Hundeidvik thanks to problems with the ferry, but this didn't cause any problems since we had plenty of time for Njål's first match.

After arrival at Volda football stadium I asked around a little for the best summer route to Koppefjellet, and after having asked 4-5 persons I got good advice from a lady who had been there a couple of weeks earlier. I was then ready to set off but first had to wait for other Brattvåg parents to show up so Njål wouldn't be left alone. And 15-20 minutes later my "rescue" arrived and I could set off towards Austefjorden.

Up in Aldalen I found a path, but since I wasn't 100% sure this was the correct trail head I went across to one of the cabins and got detailed information from a helpful man.

The hike itself was pretty uneventful, and the views were OK despite the grey weather. A few minutes of rain at the start of my descent didn't matter much, and approximately 90 minutes after leaving the car I was back down, and could drive across to Volda to watch Njål's final two matches.

Photos 24.09.2011