Nonshaugen from Olvika


Estimated net time Less than one hour.
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water No stable access to running water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (April 2015).
Parking Room for a couple of cars around trail head.
Start height 42 metres
Vertical metres 120 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 1.7 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Nonshaugen trail head above Olvika.
  Start of rough forest road towards Nonshaugen.


Drive road E39 approximately 59 km east from Molde, to where roads E39 and 70 intersect on the main land east of the island Asp°ya. Drive E39 2.8 km north on E39 and turn left where signed for "Asp°ya". Drive 0.9 km and turn left towards "Ulset" and then another 0.8 km to just before a farm, where a forest road heads left. Find somewhere to park around the start of the forest road, and make sure you don't block other traffic.

Start your hike by following the forest road south and soon south-west. Make sure you fork left after 330 metres, and then fork left again onto a much rougher forest road after another 90 metres. Follow this forest road south and then north-east 290 metres to a vague forest road junction. Keep going straight uphill another 100 metres and turn right onto a path. Follow the path the final 40 metres to the summit, where you will find a summit register.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



10. April 2015

Elisabeth and I were on our way to Trondheim for boys-14 regional play-offs in handball, and had taken this Friday off work. With some danger of rain, fairly windy conditions, and still snow in the mountains I had planned for us to bag a few smaller forest hills as we drove north, and also made sure we picked mountains relatively far away from home. The first top was Nonshaugen, which I didn't know much about other than a good description of how to find the trail head and confusing information about following the north ridge to the summit. We were happy to find the trail head, and then more happy to find that there was a fine forest road leading almost all the way to the top. The summit views were quite minimal, but we were happy to be out, and happy to avoid rain, and after forgetting to sign the summit register we headed back down to the car.

Photos 10.04.2015