Vedviknibba from Vedvika


Estimated net time 2½-3 hours
Difficulty No difficulties, but there are a couple of short sections with slap that requires a minimum of concentration when wet.
Drinking water No stable access to running water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (April 2013).
Parking Room for a few cars at trail head.
Start height 70 metres
Vertical metres 665 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 5.2 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Vedviknibba trail head by Vedvika.


Assume your starting point is the junction where roads E39 and 15 meet, approximately 4.5 km east of Nordfjordeid centre. Drive road 15 1.6 km east in the direction of Stryn, and turn left where signed for "Navelsaker". Follow this road 730 metres and turn left onto a single lane road. Drive 100 metres down the narrow road and turn right onto a gravel road. Find parking at the start of the gravel road. Here you will find a sign board giving brief information about the route to Vedviknibba.

Walk 530 metres along the forest road and turn right onto a path where signed for Vedviknibba. This path is marked with red "T"s all the way to the summit, and follows the west ridge on a partially steep path through the forest, and then on less strenuous terrain once you get above the forest. The summit is marked by a proper cairn.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



26. April 2013

I left work in Ålesund a little early this Friday, in order to throw in a hike on my way to Stryn for this year's Nordfjord-cup in handball. My first choice of hike was to ski Keipen from above Straumshamn, and plan-B was to walk Vedviknibba if it wasn't sufficient snow for skiing. At Straumnshamn I drove the forest road up towards lake Litledalsvatnet, but after 200 metres there was a sign saying the road onwards was closed. That would mean I had close to 2 km on road and a fair bit of distance on path before I could start my skiing, which was something I didn't fancy. Hence I decided to continue south and have a go at Vedviknibba.

When I reached Vedviknibba trail head I immediately decided to take on this hike since it was obvious I would get quite high before I would meet snow. This turned out to be a slightly optimistic assumption, and from approximately 470 metres the heavy snow was dramatically slowing down my progress. But it was a nice and sunny afternoon, and I applied my determined principle of one step at the time when making it uphill in the knee deep snow. Fortunately things got a little easier the upper 50 metres where I assume the wind had done the work to swipe off snow throughout the winter.

From the large summit cairn I could see a point further north-east that looked like a candidate for being the true summit, despite the total lack of a cairn. Since I hadn't loaded any way-points on my GPS I decided to play safe and took on the additional 350 metres return walk to this point, which in hindsight I've concluded is a touch lower than the point where the cairn is located.

After a fine summit stop I returned back down via my ascent route, which was an easy job compared to coming uphill, and then a quick change of clothes before the drive to Stryn to meet all the handballers from Haram.

Photos 26.04.2013