|Estimated net time||3-4 hours|
The route up to the trigonometric point at 656 metres is done on forest road and path. Some sections of the path can be a bit wet and boggy. From point 656 to the summit, across the summit plateau, navigation can be an issue when visibility is poor.
|Drinking water||Several sources of running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (June 2010).|
|Parking||Room for many cars at car park by trail head.|
|Start height||127 metres|
|Vertical metres||595 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||9.3 km|
Grønfjellet trail head by Floghammaren.
Assume your starting point is the junction between roads 62 and 660 at Nesset. From this junction drive 2.7 km west on road 62, in the direction of Molde, and turn right. Follow this road 1.7 km towards east/north-east, until you see a large car park on the left hand side of the road. Park here.
Start your hike by following the forest road from the cattle grid above the car park. Fork left at a forest road junction after 2.2 km, ignoring all smaller roads forking off the "main" road before this junction. The junction is quite obvious since the left leg runs towards Grønfjellet, while the right (straight ahead) heads east and away from the mountain. After another 900 metres, as the forest road is getting much poorer and gently turning left, you should be able to spot a faint path forking off to the right, going directly uphill. Follow this path, which will take you up to the trigonometric point at 656 metres. Here you will also find a registration book.
From the trigonometric point turn left (west) and aim for the summit cairn. Find your best route, making sure your general direction is north-west, and you will reach the summit cairn after a little less than 600 metres.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
13. June 2010
On my way home from Sunndalsøra, on a wet and grey Sunday, I settled for Grønfjellet. I wasn't sure how far up the forest road I was allowed to drive, nor was I sure about the quality of the road, so I decided to park at the car park down by the main road. From here it was easy walking up to the cabins at Kvamsetra. Soon after I found a wet trail heading in the direction of Grønfjellet, and followed this path through some quite boggy terrain.
At the trigonometric point at 656 metres I signed the registration book, and noticed that the thermometer read 0°C. And the precipitation was in the form of sleet. I then headed across to the summit, which was a longer walk than I had anticipated. At the summit I took some photos, but the views were very restricted because of the low clouds, so I soon started my descent. Back at Kvamsetra I met a single hiker, who probably had driven all the way up here.