Jendemsfjellet from Jendem


Estimated net time 2-2½ hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water Nothing reliable along the route.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (April 2010).
Parking Room for several cars around trail head.
Start height 66 metres
Vertical metres 570 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 5.5 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Parking and trail head at Jendem.


Assume you arrive Molde via the ferry from Vestnes. From the ferry drive 300 metres across the ferry port area, then turn right, following signs for road E39 towards Trondheim. Drive 500 metres to a round-about and turn left, following road 662 west. Stay on this road for 16.5 km, until 662 continues to the left. At this point continue straight on for another 1.3 km and turn left when signed for "Hoem" and "Jendem". Drive 200 metres and turn right, on a road called "Åndalsbakken". Stay on this road for 700 metres and turn left onto a gravel road. Drive this gravel road 160 metres until you have a car park on your right hand side. Park here.

Start walking by continuing 80 metres on the gravel road, and then turn right onto a forest road. Follow this forest road uphill, passing the ruins of a barn on your left hand side after 500 metres. Shortly after this the forest road does a right turn, and soon you will see a wide path going off to the left, less than 100 metres after having passed the barn. Turn left onto this path and follow it uphill until you hit a path joining from the left. Turn right here, and soon you will see a sign for Jendemsfjellet, pointing to the right. Follow this path along the south-west ridge of Jendemsfjellet, all the way to the summit.

The descent is best done by reversing the ascent route.



17. April 2010

Since arriving Molde the previous night the weather had been pretty miserable, and this Saturday morning was even worse with a strong wind adding to the poor visibility and more or less constant precipitation. After the first match of the boys-14 handball team I was with (beating Stryn 8-7) I headed off to Jendem in order to hike Jendemsfjellet. I knew the south-west ridge of Jendemsfjellet was practically free of snow so I was determined to make it to the summit whatever the weather. As it turned out I was relatively lucky with my time slot, since there was very little rain, but the wind was strong enough to make my summit stop brief. Another factor for a brief summit stop was of course the fact that there was nothing to see because of the very poor visibility.

During my descent I met two other hikers, who probably got rain and snow throughout most of their hike, while I was on my way back to Molde for more handball.

Photos 17.04.2010