|Estimated net time||4-4½ hours|
The whole route to Reinsfjellet is done on mountain service road. The hike across to Litlreinsfjellet involves a short stretch of off-path and a vague path in easy terrain.
|Drinking water||The small stream close to the road at the start of the hike is likely to have running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (June 2011).|
|Parking||Room for several cars at trail head, and at a car park a little below trail head.|
|Start height||160 metres|
|Vertical metres||980 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||13.5 km|
From the ferry port in Molde drive road E39 east towards Kristiansund. Start measuring from the ferry. At km 19.3 do not turn left to stay on road E39, but continue straight ahead on road 62. At km 32.8 turn left onto road 655, signed "Angvika". At km 44.2 turn left towards "Torvikbukt, and then turn right where signed for "Reinsfjellet" at km 46.7. Drive this gravel road 200 metres to a large wooden building and find parking.
Start your hike by following the mountain service road uphill, all the way to Reinsfjellet summit. The summit hosts a large TV antenna and other buildings, and in order to enjoy the summit without being amongst the buildings you should continue another 200 metres to the north, to a fine view point.
Descend down to the flat section of the mountain service road in the pass between Reinsfjellet and Litlreinsfjellet, at approximately 580 metres. Aim for the fine cairn located at a flat area, and from this cairn find your best route off-path to the long west shoulder of Litlreinsfjellet. Once you have ascended you should find a vague path that will take you around to the south slopes of the final hill towards Litlreinsfjellet. Instead of following the path around this hill you should leave the path and head directly uphill, and then across to the summit, which is marked by a cairn.
Descend the way you ascended Litlreinsfjellet, but this time follow the path all the way to the west end of the shoulder. This path then does a switch-back towards north-east, before it suddenly stops. From here proceed across the flat area and re-join the mountain service road, which you follow back down to the trail head.
19. June 2011
I had spent the week-end in Sunndalsøra for the annual multi event throwing competitions, and this Sunday I was due to drive back home. But since it was a nice day I was definitely going to hike some mountain, and on my list was Reinsfjellet with the option of a bonus-top in the form of Litlreinsfjellet.
I left my friend Tore's house before the others were out of bed, and thanks to a good route description at westcoastpeaks.com I located trail head without any navigation issues. From here it was a relatively easy walk all the way to the summit, where I decided to hike past the big tower to the view point 200 metres north of the summit in order to get the summit buildings as far out of my views as possible.
During my descent to the Reinsfjellet-Litlreinsfjellet I met a couple on their way to Reinsfjellet, and we had a short chat. I then proceeded to Litlreinsfjellet, and from here back down to the car and the boring drive back home.