Overvollshornet from R°yr


Estimated net time 4-5 hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
There is a fine path up through the forest. After this most of the hike is off-path. The boulder between 1200 and 1300 metres is easy to hike, and the scree in the flatter section towards the summit is almost like a path. Navigation can be an issue at the summit plateau if fog.
Drinking water The only reliable source of running water is from the stream that drains from the lakes at 1080 metres.
GSM coverage Coverage at trail head and summit. A bit patchy above the forest. (September 2010).
Parking Room for a few cars by trail head.
Start height 418 metres.
Vertical metres 1085 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 8.1 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Trail head by R°yr.
  Route from trail head, through the forest, to Haukhammaren.
  Route from Haukhammaren to lake-1076 and towards Overvollshornet.


From ┼lesund drive road E39 south towards Bergen, and then exit onto road 60 just south of ┼lesund. This road is signed for Stranda. Follow road 60 to the Magerholm ferry port and get the ferry across to Aursneset. From Aursneset ferry port follow road 60 for approximately 35 km to where you get to a T-junction. There is an Esso petrol station on the right hand side of the road (per 2010). Turn right here and continue 14.6 km along road 60, towards Stryn and Hellesylt. You will see a number of 3-5 metres high gravel cones (avalanche barriers) on the left hand side, and amongst them there is a small turn-out from road 60. Park here.

Start walking by following the sign for "Haukhammaren". You will see some red paint here and there. The path is a little vague in the beginning, but the dots of red paint will guide you towards the forest. Through the forest the path is easy to follow, and the dots of red paint are frequent. When you get above the forest the path fades away, but just continue uphill along the stream, gradually turning right (south). When you get up to the flat area at 900 metres you will again find a path, running towards the saddle towards south-east. This path fades away after 350 metres, and from here stay left (east) of the stream coming down from south.

When you get up to the small lake at 1076 metres turn left just before the lake, and head north on the near (west) side of a cliff band. Aim for a grassy spot on the highest point above the boulder, and from here continue north across scree towards the summit. The summit cairn isn't located at the very summit, but only a few metres away.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



04. September 2010

A week-end at Fjellsetra, and this Saturday called for a hike. Since I had made promises in terms of fishing and picking up Sigurd and friends at Sykkylven, I didn't have time for a long hike, but a hike to Overvollshornet gave me one of my nicest hikes ever. It was a fantastic day, with no wind, no clouds, and crisp air. And the views from Overvollshornet are indeed nice.

Photos 04.09.2010