|Rinden from Bringsvor
|Estimated net time||1Ż-2 hours|
|Drinking water||No stable access to running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (May 2015).|
|Parking||Room for one car at trail head, but many more a few hundred metres away.|
|Start height||41 metres|
|Vertical metres||350 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||4.3 km|
Start measuring from the ferry port at Larsnes on road 61, and get the ferry across to Sands°ya (Voksa). From the ferry port drive 4.3 km and turn left towards "Sandshamn". Drive 800 metres and tiurn right towards "Rinden" (old wooden sign) and drive the final 120 metres. Park either before or after the house, but it's probably a good idea to ask before you park.
Start your hike by following the path at the end of the road to where it meets a farm road coming in from right. Turn left and follow this farm road a couple of hundred metres before it turns into a path. This path is marked by frequent white poles with a red top, and well marked all the way to the summit. At the summit you will find a large cairn and a summit register.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
14. May 2015
I asked my colleague Trond on Wednesday if he wanted to join me for a hike to Sands°ya the day after, the Ascension Day, and when he replied "yes" we agreed that I would pick him up a little after 7 the following the day. This gave us ample time to catch the 08:00 ferry from Sulesund, and then the 09:45 ferry from Larsnes.
At Larsnes we drove straight to the Rinden trail head at Bringsvor, where to our surprise a guy looked out the first floor window and enquired about our business. We immediately asked if we could park there, and got a half heartedly acceptance. We didn't ask for anything more, and soon after we were on our way towards Rinden.
The hike to Rinden was straight forward, and except for some semi-boggy terrain in the lower part of the route we had an easy walk in fairly windy conditions. At the summit we took a few photos and signed the summit register before parting; Trond continued north-west towards Dollsteinhola and Dollsteinen while I headed back down in order to hike Vorakletten.