|Terøyfjellet from east
|Estimated net time||30 minutes|
|Difficulty||No difficulties, but the path through the forest is relatively steep so some care should be shown when descending if it is wet.|
|Drinking water||No access to drinking water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route.|
|Parking||Room for a couple of cars at trail head.|
|Start height||10 metres|
|Vertical metres||140 metres for the roundtrip|
|Trip distance||1.0 km|
Start of route to Terøyfjellet.|
This is where the path starts.
Walk through this "gate" and turn left to follow path through the forest.
Drive to the intersection of roads 659 and 661 by Eidet (Tennfjord). Turn left towards Søvik/Brattvåg and continue 4.4 km until you get to the exit for Søvik. Drive 15.5 km along this road, and just after having passed through Søvik centre take left where signed for "Terøy". Drive across the man-made dam and park at the start of a forest road in the middle of a sharp left curve, 500 metres after leaving road 659. Park where this forest road starts.
Walk up this forest road until it turns left and gets flat, approximately 100 metres from the car. Here you will see a faint path leading up across the fields. Follow this path, and when you get to a kind of gate less than 100 metres from the start of the path, walk through this gate. After having passed the gate walk left a few metres, before following the path up through the forest, all the way to the summit.
The descent route follows the ascent route.
01. November 2008
I had initially planned to drive to Vestnes or Ørskog to do a mountain if the weather was nice this Saturday, but because my wife was away all day I couldn't be away from home most of the day without someone looking after my youngest. I therefore decided to reduce my number of Haram mountains not visited from five to three, by visiting Terøyfjellet and Bjørnøyfjellet.
It was a nice sunny day as I left Brattvåg, and a little icy on the roads from the last few days of cold weather. Just before noon I parked at the Terøyfjellet trail head and ten minutes later I was at the summit. I don't know exactly what made this "whole" (10 minutes.) experience such a wonderful hike, but as soon as I got to the summit I had a feeling I haven't often experienced when ascending a mountain. I assume the fact that I didn't have much expectations is what made the difference, but I still (29 hours later) have the feeling that those who have Terøyfjellet just outside their front door are lucky people.
I spent quite a while at the summit, taking photos and enjoying the views, and I
even used my 85-300 objective for the first time on a hike. Then I ran down and
into the car for the second mountain of this outing; Bjørnøyfjellet.