Haugbukkhaugen from Vikåsen


Estimated net time Not more than one hour.
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water No stable access to running water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route.
Parking Room for one or two cars at trail head.
Start height 183 metres
Vertical metres 260 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 3.0 km
GPS-file X


Route photo



From Ålesund drive road E39 to Sjøholt and continue across Ørskogfjellet. Leave E39 onto E136 and drive 24.8 km in the direction of Åndalsnes. Turn right where signed for "Vikåsen" after having crossed two small bridges, and drive 2.1 km to a turn-out on the right hand side, almost as far as to where the road gets flat. Park here.

From where you parked walk back down the road, approximately 50 metres, to the road leading up to a farm. Walk up to the farm, to above the barn, and then head uphill across the field, 20 metres, and you'll hit a forest road. Turn right and walk 120 metres to a gate. Cross the gate and follow the vague path on the right hand side of the fence. After 110 metres the path hits a forest road, and from here you should follow the frequent dots of red paint. Stay on the forest road 120 metres and turn left onto a path. Stay on the path 80 metres to where it joins a forest road, and continue another 250 metres. Turn left yet again onto a path and follow it 530 metres to the summit plateau, to a path junction. Turn right and follow the path to the summit, which has a trigonometric point marked laying on the ground. Note that there is a wooden post box with a registration book just above the path junction.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



25. January 2013

We were due to spend the week-end at Bjorli, and at last a week-end with some snow. We decided to drive two cars, with me continuing to Oslo on Sunday, for a funeral, and I took the opportunity to hike a small mountain along the way to Bjorli. Since I was going to hike in the dark I wanted a route with a path, and thanks to Arnt's extensive list of route descriptions (westcoastpeaks.com), I found just the candidate I was looking for; Haugbukkhaugen.

Navigation was more or less straight forward, and it was an easy and enjoyable hike on a fine forest path (with some forest road). A few icy patches required a little care, but nothing to be concerned about. From the summit I had very limited views because of the dark, but the lights of Molde and the Tussen ski-centre were clearly visible.

After my hike I continued to Bjorli, where we spent a relaxing evening with friends Turi and Dag, and their kids.

Photos 25.01.2013