Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal
Havsteinen (The Sea Rock) is a small, but cool island in Valderhaugfjorden, and is located just outside the northeast tip of Godøya island. From Godøya, you can reach Havsteinen in a small boat (or kayak) when the fjord is calm. There is no pier, except for some large rocks on the east side of the island, where you can anchor the boat. From here, a vague path runs up to the lighthouse and up to the high point, slightly further west.
Because this island isn't so easy to get to, some (the author included) consider Havsteinen to be a somewhat exclusive top.
Havsteinen (Norge 1:50,000: -, Økonomisk Kartverk: 61,5 ~ 62m, UTM 32 V 348615 6932015) has a primary factor of 62m, being the high point on this small island which seems to bear the same name.
GPS measurement on the ground read 64m, averaged over a 3-minute period (error margin +/- 5m).
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This route description was valid per Sep. 2008. All distances are approx. distances.
Access is from the fjord, wherever your starting point would be. If you plan to get there in an inflatable rubber boat, consider heading out from the Godøytunnelen tunnel entrance on Godøya. From the pier on Godøya, the shortest distance to Havsteinen is approx. 730m.
If you come in boat up Valderhaugfjorden or Hessafjorden, aim for the east side of the island and anchor at the rock "pier".
This route does not really need any detailed explanation. Just get on the ridge leading up to the lighthouse, and you'll most likely find the vague path that runs here. The unmarked high point is found 80m southwest of the lighthouse.
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