|Estimated net time||2½-3 hours|
|Drinking water||No proper access to running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (August 2012).|
|Parking||Room for many cars at car park by trail head.|
|Start height||190 metres|
|Vertical metres||310 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||8.9 km|
From Steinkjer drive approximately 19 km south on road E6 and turn left where signed for "Oldtidsvegen". Turn left in the T-junction immediately after leaving E6, again signed for "Oldtidsvegen", and drive 3.2 km to a car park on the right hand side of the road. Park here.
Start your hike by following the gravel road closed by a gate, from the car park, along lake Raudflovatnet. Turn right onto another gravel road after 530 metres, and then turn left onto a forest road 40 metres later. This forest road is marked with white/orange plastic ribbons, and will take you through Raudfloskardet and up to lake Stubbsetertjønna. From the lake continue another 400 metres and turn left onto a path, still marked with white/orange ribbons. Follow this path 1.6 km to Marsteinsvola's summit, which has a small telecomm mast and a trigonometric point marker. You will also find several summit registration books.
Descend by reversing the ascent route.
04. August 2012
Njål and me were in Steinkjer, visiting Torill, Einar and their boys, and the plan for this Saturday was to first go for a hike and then play "putball" (golf-like football) at Øyna. Torill decided to stay at home, so it was the 2+3 boys who set off after breakfast.
First on the agenda was Marsteinsvola from Raudflovatnet. This was an easy route, marked by white/orange ribbons all the way, but a little boggy and wet towards the end. At the summit we realised that there are at least one route to Marsteinsvola that is much shorter than the one we had chosen, and this also explained why there were a number of families making it to Marsteinsvola this grey Saturday.
After some water and chocolate at the summit we started our descent, and this time it was a fair bit of running as we got down to the forest road, with Sondre and Njål leading the way. Back at the car it was a quick change of clothes and shoes before heading across to Inderøya for "putball".