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Valsøyfjord

Hike to Hjelmkonna mountain (846 m.a.s.l.)

  • Valsøybotn, Halsa
  • +47 71585454
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Great hike to Hjelmkonna, 846 meters above sea level. Old mining history and unique botany.

Start by Botnabua (old shop, parking). Follow gravel road to the farm "Robert Hill" and past "vannhus". From here, follow the sign path through the wooded terrain. The first party has a small visible trail but the trail is well marked. Some marsh before going on to the more mountainous terrain. The trail passes Krokvatnet lake, great for a break. Further along, meet the path going from the Engli. After Krokvatnet Lake starts on the steepest part of the trip, up past a water hole on the right (nice to take a bath) and a large creek a little further out (easy to get over). Old days mining area, remnants of the road that carried the minerals to Valsøybotn. From here, across a footbridge over the stream before moving into the area. Remember to tread carefully (botanical area). Great views in all directions, especially if you go the very top. MRK! Path is not marked to the top.

The tour is demanding. Not difficult but one should be in good physical conditions. 5-6 hrs total, ca 800 m altitude, ca 5-6 km each way.

The tour can be combined with KNT their trails to Tverrlihytta, Hjelmen or Settemsdalen.

In summer: guided tours, request t-info tel + 47 71 58 54 54


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General

Effort level
  • Challenging
  • Easy
  • Medium
Landscape
  • Fjord area
  • Forest area
  • Mountain area
Season
  • All year
  • Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter

Accommodation

Camping
  • Caravan sites
Hotel facilities
  • Family-friendly

Outdoor Activities

Activities
  • Berry picking
  • Boat available
  • Boat trips
  • Culture path
  • Fly fishing
  • Forest hiking
  • Guided trips
  • Guiding
  • Hiking
  • Historical walk
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Nature trail
  • River fishing
  • Rod fishing
  • Sea fishing
Biking
  • Bike trails
  • Biking
Fishing
  • Fishing license required
  • Fly fishing
  • Freshwater fishing
  • River fishing
Hiking
  • Daytrips (5-11 hours)
  • Marked trails
  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)

Taste Norway

Norwegian cuisine
  • Norwegian cuisine

Facts

Effort Level
Challenging
Duration
5-12 hours
Lansdscape
Forest area
Season
Summer
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Halsa, Norway
The latitude and longitude
63° 5' 51" N / 8° 36' 23" E
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