Nokkenibba from Hellebostad


Estimated net time 3-4 hours
Difficulty No technical difficulties. The whole route, except across some rock towards the end, runs on a path.
Drinking water Several sources of running water through the forest, but nothing stable above 550m.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (July 2014).
Parking Room for several cars around trail head.
Start height 205 metres
Vertical metres 1175 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 9.0 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Nokkenibba trail head at Hellebostad.
  Upper part of route to Nokkenibba.


Start measuring from the 3-way junction on road 60 above (west of) Stranda centre, where road 60 goes towards Sykkylven, Stranda centre and Hellesylt. Drive towards Hellesylt and Stryn.

- At 27.2 km turn left towards Hellesylt.

- At 28.1 km turn right towards Vollset.

- At 28.5 km turn left in the T-junction.

- At 32.1 km turn left across a bridge.

- At 32.9 km park on the small car park on the left hand side of the road.

Start your walk by following the road 50 metres back and then turn left up a farm road. Walk 100 metres and turn left onto a wide path. Follow this path, through a couple of gates and across a bridge, 1.7 km to a path junction. Turn right towards "Nokkenibba", and continue another 650 metres to the next path junction. Turn right again, staying on the path marked with red paint, and then turn left in the path junction after another 900 metres. Follow this path uphill to where the terrain gets more rocky, from where small cairns and red paint will guide you to the summit cairn, where you'll also find a summit registration book.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



24. July 2014

I left our cabin at Fjellsetra immediately breakfast this warm and sunny Thursday morning, and was very sceptical to what the route to Nokkenibba would be like. I was therefore pleasantly surprised when I found a sign for Nokkenibba where I had planned to start my hike, and was even more pleasantly surprised to find there was a good path all the way to the summit. But with the high temperature once I got out of the shadows of the forest made this a very strenuous hike, and I felt really exhausted towards the end.

After enjoying the splendid views from the summit I walked straight back down to the car, and then drove to Fjellsetra for kayaking and swimming in Nysetervatnet (which had 22C 30cm below the surface).

Photos 24.07.2014