Eikenakken from Hjellvika


Estimated net time 1 hour
Difficulty No difficulties, but the vague path above the forest road is likely to be wet.
Drinking water No stable access to running water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (July 2012).
Parking Room for many cars at trail head.
Start height 10 metres
Vertical metres 145 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 3.6 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Eikenakken trail head by Hjellvika.
  Start of path to Eikenakken, at top of gravel road.


The trail head is approached in one of two ways; either from ěrsta or from the Ulsteinvik side. In either case drive road 653 between Ulsteinvik and Hovden, and just south of the bridge crossing Eiksundet leave road 653 towards east where signed for "Eika". Drive 150 metres to the car park and park here.

Start your hike by following the gravel road at the far end of the car park. After 250 metres turn right in the T-junction, and continue on the forest road 1.3 km to the highest point of the road. Look out for a vague path going off left one or two metres before the highest point. This point is a little vague in places, and can be a bit wet, but it's fairly easy to follow all the way to the summit. Around the summit you will find an old trigonometric point marker, a telecomm mast, and a small wooden building. The actual summit is a small rock by the old trigonometric point.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



04. July 2012

I had hiked Sandhornet earlier this evening, and stopping at Eika to do Eikenakken was an impulsive action as I crossed this small island on my way to my hotel at Ulsteinvik. To my surprise there were a number of cars at the trail head car park, but I didn't see any other persons than the group of four ladies I passed when coming back down the forest road.

At the summit of Eikenakken one can just manage to get some views between the trees, and my viewing this Wednesday was done in less than one minute. Then back to the car and the drive to Ulsteinvik.
Photos 04.07.2012