|Veten from Drageskaret
|Estimated net time||2-2Ż hours|
|Drinking water||No stable access to running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (March 2014).|
|Parking||Room for many cars at car park by trail head.|
|Start height||190 metres|
|Vertical metres||435 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||6.5 km|
From the junction between roads 61 and 654 on the island Gursk°ya, approximately 18.7 km south on road 61 from the ferry port at Hareid, drive road 61 14.7 km in the direction of Larsnes. Park at the large car park on the left hand side of the road. This is just a few metres after the road has started to descend towards Larsnes.
Start your hike by following the path marked for Veten, in a south-east direction. The path is signed for Veten in all junctions, and the summit is marked by a large cairn.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
01. March 2014
This was my third Gursk°ya hike this nice Saturday (had already done Hidsegga and Nipa), and I was looking forward to a good path after some slightly cumbersome terrain during the previous two hikes. And a fine path it was, and hence it was a lot of hikers out, as opposed to my two previous hikes in solitude. I chatted a little with some of them, and it yet again amazed me how happy and light-minded people seem to be when they are out hiking. The only potential exception was the (eastern European, I assume) lady in high heels 20 metres behind her husband/boyfriend a little above trail head. They seemed dressed for a party, or at best a stroll down the main shopping street on a Saturday afternoon, and I really would be interested to know how far they made it. In particular her.
For myself I knew exactly how far I was going to make it after my hike to
Veten; Storetua was next on the agenda.