Norwegian Mountains, Nordland
|Maps :||1926-II Hattfjelldal (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)|
|Primary factor :||
|Hiked :||Jul 2010|
|See also :||
|See also :||Other Nordland mountains|
Hatten (the Hat) is located 10km east of Hattfjelldal, 13-14km west of the Swedish border and 8km southeast of Lake Røssvatnet - the 2nd largest lake in Norway (219 km²). The mountain resembles the more famous Hårteigen (located on the middle of the Hardangervidda plateau). The Sami name for Hatten is Aarpije - and means something like "the widow who stands alone".
On a geological note, the mountain consists of Serpentine and Olivine, which explains the rusty red color. In the old days, copper was extracted from Hatten. The flora in this area is rich. Click on the trip report on the bottom of this page and see a small collection of flowers, photographed along the trail. And those of you who take this trip also get to clap the summit troll;
Litlhatten is found 900 meters east of Hatten, and is easily reached through a small detour from the trail. For other cultural attractions in this region, look up Krutfjellvegen on the internet.
Hatten (Norge 1:50,000: 1128m, Økonomisk Kartverk: -, (UTM 33 W 464196 7275587) has a primary factor of 338m towards the higher parent Deuna (1147m, Sweden). The defining saddle (approx. UTM 33 W 472189 7275441) is found between lakes Penkelvatnan and Holmvatnet. Ref. Norge 1:50,000 (20m contours), the saddle is within the range 780-800m, interpolated to 790m.
GPS measurement read 1128m (on the cairn - approx 1 meter high), averaged over a 5-minute period (error margin +/- 0,9m)
Litlhatten (Norge 1:50,000: 1050m, Økonomisk Kartverk: -, (UTM 33 W 465054 7275311) has a primary factor of 80m towards the higher parent Hatten. The defining saddle (approx. UTM 33 W 464493 7275345) is found between the two mountains. Ref. Norge 1:50,000 (20m contours), the saddle is within the range 960-980m, interpolated to 970m.
GPS measurement read 1049m (on the ground), averaged over a 5-minute period (error margin +/- 0,8m)
Google's interactive map. You can zoom, pan and click on the markers.
The route descriptions are valid per
Route 1: Elsvatn - Hatten summer/autumn)
(all distances are approx. distances)
The starting point for this route description is Hattfjelldal. You get there by driving 33,8km east from Trofors (highway E6). From Hattfjelldal, continue east approx. 3km and turn right towards Elsvatn (signposted). Drive 11,2km down and find the Hatten trailhead (N65.57327 E14.20631) on the right-hand side of the road. See picture below.
From the parking, follow the road to the east for 120 meters, then turn left onto the Hatten path (signposted). Follow a 4WD road for 1,1km and continue on the forest path which crosses the east side of Slettfjellet before it descends to the meadow between the Hattjørna lakes.
The path now ascends Israelsteindalen in the direction of Hatten. The path is less pronounced near Tjårroe, but keep heading upwards, and you'll eventually reach the summit cairn (N65.60036 E14.22326). Visit the Troll 45 meters to the west.
Consider visiting Litlhatten (N65.59797 E14.24193) upon your descent. Provided there is visibility, the route does not need any particular explanation. Descend your ascent route until you see the ridge leading towards Litlhatten.