Jonahornet from Hellebrotet


Estimated net time 1-1 hours
Difficulty No difficulties, but on wet rock there are likely to be a couple of places requiring some attention.
Drinking water No stable access to running water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (July 2012).
Parking Room for several cars at trail head. If you hike during normal working hours you probably cannot park at the slate excavation site and will have to park somewhere along the road leading up to the site.
Start height 103 metres
Vertical metres 320 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 2.9 km
GPS-file X (ascent only)


Route photo

  Jonahornet trail head by Solesnes Stein.


From the ferry port at Jondal drive 5.5 km north on road 550. Turn right where signed for "Solesnes Stein" and turn right again after another 300 metres. Drive uphill approximately 500 metres and turn left onto the slate excavation centre, and drive a couple of hundred metres into the site (assuming you hike outside working hours). Find a suitable place to park close to where you see a large red "T" painted on a tree on the right hand side of the site.

Start your hike by following the path from the red "T" by the excavation site, and follow this well defined and well marked path all the way to the summit. The summit is marked by a trigonometric point marker, and a little before this you will find a summit registration book inside a wooden box.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



22. July 2012

We arrived Jondal, for our four nights stay, in the afternoon. The weather was miserable, with fog down to a couple of hundred metres and light rain, but I wanted to get a leg-stretcher done before dinner. Jonahornet, which we had seen while driving down from Utne, seemed to be a good candidate, and a short hike, so I set off from Jondal a little before 7pm. Locating trail head was plain sailing thanks to the fine hiking map we had bought at the tourist information centre, and at 19:10 I was on my way.

Because of the light rain and the grass and heather I got soaking wet after a few hundred metres, and the wet rock made me having to use my hands across a couple of sections of slab, but the hike was easy enough, and definitely a fine evening's exercise.

After having signed the summit registration book I descended at a fair pace, and then back to our rented flat at Jondal Hotel for dinner and a beer.
Photos 22.07.2012