Helgehornet from Sollidalen


Estimated net time 1½-2 hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water No access to proper drinking water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (September 2009).
Parking Room for many cars at car par at trail head.
Start height 270 metres
Vertical metres 355 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 3.7 km
GPS-file X
Route photo  Start of route to Helgehornet, by shooting range in Sollidalen.


From Ålesund drive road E39 to Solavågen and take the ferry across to Festøy. From Festøy continue on road E39 towards Ørsta and Volda for 41.9 km, and then turn right where signed for "Berknes". Drive 340 metres along this road and turn right where signed for "Skytebane" (shooting range). Turn left 50 metres later, and fork right after another 30 metres. Follow this gravel road 1.7 km and turn right. Drive another 350 metres before turning right again. Then drive 800 metres until you get to the shooting range in Sollidalen. Turn right as you enter the area of the shooting range, drive 100 metres, and park somewhere on the large car park. At the far end you will see the start of a path and a sign for Helgehornet.

Follow this well defined path all the way to the summit. At the summit there is a telecomm mast, a small building, a trigonometric point, and a proper cairn.

The descent is best done by reversing the ascent route.



26. September 2009

The original plan for this week-end was to climb Galdhøpiggen, but for various reasons this trip was cancelled. So instead I joined Njål and Elisabeth for a day of football tournament for boys-9 in Volda, with me doing some mountains and the others spending the day with football.

After letting Njål and Elisabeth off at Volda stadium I drove directly up Sollidalen to hike Helgehornet. The probability of any decent view from the summit was close to zero, since it was raining and the clouds were hanging very low. The only positive thing to say about the weather was that the wind was modest. Since it was hardly anything to be seen from the summit I returned after a couple of minutes, realising I would have plenty of time also to visit Lidaveten, directly after my Helgehornet hike.

Photos 26.09.2009