|Estimated net time||2-2½ hours|
|Drinking water||Several sources of running water along the path.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (March 2014).|
|Parking||Room for several cars by trail head.|
|Start height||212 metres|
|Vertical metres||500 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||7.4 km|
From the junction between roads 61 and 654 on the island Gurskøya, approximately 18.7 km south on road 61 from the ferry port at Hareid, drive road 654 in the direction of Fosnavåg.
- At 8.0 km turn left towards Moltustranda.
- At 13.6 km turn left onto the road "Nygjerdevegen", immediately after a small grocery store.
- At 14.7 km fork right.
- At 15.8 km park where a road forks downhill towards right. Note that if the gate is unlocked you can drive 1.2 km along this road and find parking (this road is a toll road).
Start your hike by following the gravel road 1.2 km and turn right onto a gravel road immediately after a cattle grid. Stay right of the cabin after 500 metres and you'll find a wide path behind the cabin. After 200 metres leave the path towards right, cross the field on a vague path, and continue on the path at the other side of the small field. Follow this path all the way to the summit, which is marked by a large cairn.
Descend by reversing your ascent route, and then leave the path towards left after 700 metres and walk directly back towards the trail head. There is no path here, and you have to combat a fair bit of heather and a some short sections of juniper.
01. March 2014
I was determined to bag the last four Gurskøya PF>100m tops this Saturday and left home a little after 06:00 in order to catch the 07:00 ferry to Hareid. The plan was to start my four hikes at 8, 10, 12 and 14:00, and hopefully be home before 18:00.
First on the agenda was Hidsegga, which provided a slightly negative surprise since the toll road in Moltudalen was closed (locked gate) so I got an additional 1.2 km along gravel road. This wasn't a big issue, but it made me decide to descend off-path in a straight line from a little below the summit and back to close to the car. This took me into some semi-rough terrain, and I'm not sure I gained much in time from this shorter descent. The ascent was relatively pleasant, and with OK weather I enjoyed fine views from the slightly windy summit.
Back at the car I had to empty my shoes of juniper needles, before hitting the
road towards Gjerdsvika and my hike to Nipa.