|Estimated net time||4-5 hours|
|Difficulty||No difficulties, and OK path through most of the route.|
|Drinking water||Running water from the river and streams into Nøvedalen valley.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route, except a short section in Nøvedalen (June 2014).|
|Parking||Room for many cars at car park by trail head.|
|Start height||304 metres|
|Vertical metres||1145 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||9.3 km|
From Ålesund drive road E39 south towards Bergen, and get the ferry from Solavågen to Festøya. From Festøya ferry port turn left in the direction of Standal and drive 14.8 km along the fjord, and then another 4.0 km into Standaldalen. Find parking on the right hand side of the road where there's signed for "Nøvedalen" and "Sølvkallen" on the left hand side of the road.
Start your hike by following the path starting on the left (south) side of the road. The path is very vague in places and can be a little boggy, and it's not critical to follow it, but as you get higher up and approach the bush it's highly recommend you're on the path in order to get a more comfortable walk through the bush. If you loose the path you should continue uphill perpendicular to the direction of the road. Follow the path through the bush, and then as it traverses left (east) at around 530m. After a little more than 500 metres of traversing the path turns right (south) and heads into Nøvedalen valley. Again the path gets very vague in places, but a few small cairns and some red paint should help. And if you loose the path there's no reason to worry; the terrain offers easy walking, and you should just continue a little into the valley.
When you get above 600m start turning a little left (east) in order to cross over to the other side of the valley, and keep an eye out for a good place to cross the river. A recommended crossing is well marked by red paint, and is normally by far the best place for crossing. After having crossed the river continue east and either pass through a short section of bush or walk around it on the left (north) side. This will bring you to a stream that needs to be crossed, and again the best place to cross is clearly marked with red paint. From here on you will have the luxury of a very good path heading up Sylvkallen's west slopes. From approximately 1100m most of the route to the summit is boulder, and it's worth looking out for the small cairns since you'll then find the path through the sections without boulder. The summit is marked by several cairns and a wooden trigonometric point marker.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
16. June 2014
Nice evening hike, on surprisingly fine path, together with Kjetil. Unfortunately Sylvkallen's summit was one of the few tops covered in mist all evening. We messed around a little in a couple of places where the path is vague, down below 600m, but in practice it doesn't matter much as long as you find the path through the bush before you head into Nøvedalen.
We had no views from the summit and headed back down after a short summit stop.