|Estimated net time||1 hour|
The whole route, except the forest road at the start, is done on path (a little vague in places above the forest).
|Drinking water||No reliable access to drinking water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (February 2011).|
|Parking||Room for a couple of cars at trail head.|
|Start height||21 metres|
|Vertical metres||250 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||2.7 km|
Assume your starting point is the Ålesund area. Drive road 61 to Sulesund and take the ferry across to Hareid. From the ferry port at Hareid drive 10.7 km to the round about south of Ulsteinvik. Bear left in this round about, continuing on road 61 towards Måløy. 5.4 km from the round about turn right, again signed for Måløy and road 61. Drive another 3.9 km, but make sure you continue straight ahead on road 654 as opposed to turning left towards Måløy on road 61. 560 metres later you will see a gravel road going off left, and you should follow this gravel road 250 metres until you reach lake Djupvikvatnet. You can park on the left hand side of the road where the road does a right turn next to the lake.
Start walking by following the gravel road another 230 metres. You will now see a path heading into the forest on your right hand side. Follow this path in a western direction all the way to the summit.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
02. February 2011
I was on a training course in Ulsteinvik this Wednesday afternoon, so brought hiking gear to enable me to bag a new hill after work. Since it would be wet, windy and dark I had no intention of anything ambitious, so when I called Arnt and he suggested we hike Huldrehornet, his "local", it seemed to be just the right thing.
I met Arnt at trail head by lake Djupvikvatnet, and after a quick change of clothes, we were on our way along the forest road, and soon onto the path through the forest. Up through the forest Arnt challenged me with respect to my fitness, and despite him soon drifting away from me I was positively surprised on my own fitness after the three months period with minimal activity. After the "test" Arnt waited for me and we proceeded up the hill, to a relatively windy summit.
By the time we got to the summit it was starting to get dark, but light enough for Arnt to show me his climbing walls on the south-west side of Huldrehornet. Arnt also demonstrated some routes, but I politely refused to try because of my weak right knee.
After the summit stay we followed our ascent route back down to the cars, and
got there just before the light rain changed into heavy rain.