|Maps :||1826-III Vevelstad (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)|
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|Hiked :||July 2009|
|See also :||
|See also :||Other Nordland mountains on westcoastpeaks.com|
Anddalshatten (or just Andalshatten) - The Anddal Hat - is the common name for the mountain massif that rises tall above the Velfjorden entrance. On the maps, the highest point is called Innerhatten, while Anddalshatten is a lower top 600m west of the high point. Forneshatten is an independent top, located 1,5km northeast of Innerhatten.
The finest route to Anddalshatten runs from Okneset by Velfjorden (described on this page), but you will need a boat to get there. Without a boat, you need to head out from Anddalsvågen, walk around the bay (3km+) and find a route up along either Botnelva, Mølnelva or Tindelva river. There are no established trails leading to this mountain, so you need to be comfortable with off-trail hiking.
From Innerhatten, you can easily get to Forneshatten and "collect" one more mountain top. If you started out from Okneset, you can explore various ways to return; either along your ascent route or - for instance - via Einåselva and Skardåvatnet.
If you want to visit the point 919m (which the map calls Anddalshatten), you'll have to pass a slightly exposed gap 200m east of the top. This is easy scrambling, but not everyone would feel comfortable here.
The view from the high point is tremendous. You will see all of the prominent tops in Vega, Brønnøy, Sømna, Bindal, Grane, Vevelstad and Vefsn. On clear days, you can also see Okstindan (100km to the northeast) and Lukttindan.
Innerhatten (Norge 1:50,000: 968m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 967,55m, UTM 33 W 381505 7272930) has a primary factor of 438m towards the higher parent Nordre Høyholmstinden (1015m). The defining saddle (approx. UTM 33 W 381690 7277843) is found between points 576m and 647m (south of Småvatnan). Ref. Norge 1:50,000 (20m contours), the saddle is within the range 520-540m, interpolated to 530m.
GPS measurement read 968m (on the cairn - 1m high), averaged over a 5-minute period (error margin +/- 1,1m)
Forneshatten (Norge 1:50,000: 943m, Økonomisk Kartverk: -, UTM 33 W 382675 7273866) has a primary factor of 153m towards the higher parent Innerhatten. The defining saddle (approx. 33 W 382200 7273589) is found in the saddle between Innerhatten and Forneshatten. Ref. Norge 1:50,000 (20m contours), the saddle is within the range 780-800m, interpolated to 790m.
GPS measurement read 944m (on the ground), averaged over a 5-minute period (error margin not recorded).
Anddalshatten (Norge 1:50,000: 919m, Økonomisk Kartverk: -, UTM 33 W 380923 7273040) has a primary factor of 14m towards the higher parent Innerhatten. The defining saddle (approx. 33 W 381159 7273039) is found at a gap just east of the top. Ref. Norge 1:50,000 (20m contours), it is not possible to interpolate a primary factor, but based on the GPS tracks, the saddle is approx. 905m.
GPS measurement read 920m (on the ground), averaged over a 5-minute period (error margin not recorded).
Google's interactive map. You can zoom, pan and click on the markers.
Route 1: Okneset - Innerhatten (summer/autumn)
This route description is valid per July 2009
(all distances are approx. distances)
As you need to get to Okneset by boat, there is no defined trailhead.
The short version; from Okneset - follow the south ridge all the way to the top of Innerhatten.
The route climbs gradually up to 260m, where you cross a flat section. You see a very distinct slab area ahead of you. Pass the slabs on the left-hand side. There is another flat section as you pass point 514m. The terrain is a bit steep up to point 759m, so look for the best route. You don't need to go all the way up to 759m - just pass it on the west side and head straight for the ridge leading up to the top. Innerhatten summit is marked by a medium-sized cairn. Innerhatten has two tops; an unnamed point is found 300m northeast of the main top. The elevation is (according to the GPS) approx. 963m.
Forneshatten is 1,5km northwest of Innerhatten. The easiest route between the two tops is quite straightforward.
From Innerhatten, head west along
the west->northwest ridge. You will have to get across a notable
gap that cuts
through the ridge. Descend on the north side of the ridge in order to get into
it. Then it's a minor scramble to get back on the
ridge on the other side. Anddalshatten (point 919m) is found 200m west of the