Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal

Nørdbergsheida, 509m (Klovane)
 

Fylke/Kommune : Møre og Romsdal/Sande     
Maps : 1119-III Vanylven (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
1119-IV Fosnavåg (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Primary factor : 75m
Hiked : Mar 2007, Apr 2009
See also :
Storetua/Røddalshorn Sollia
Veten/Hidsegga Saursegga
Veten Nystøylhornet
Vasshornet Aregjell
See also : Other Sande mountains

Nørdbergsheida by Storevatnet

Nørdbergsheida by Storevatnet
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Introduction

Nørdbergsheida (also called Klovane) is located centrally on the mountain ridge stretching from Leikongeidet and to the west. Storetua (592m) is the highest top on this ridge. Nørdbergsheida falls steep towards Storevatnet in the north, and not quite so steep towards Haugsbygda and the Gursken fjord. There are several routes to Nørdbergsheida, and this page will describe a route from Gjerdsvika (partly off-trail in the beginning), and across a minor top (approx. 406m) called Melshornet on older maps.

The trigonometric point (504,70m) on Nørdbergsheida is found on the north side of Lake Klovvatnet, but the high point (508,5) is found on the south side. The north top is perhaps the most interesting one, given the steep drop towards Storevatnet, but if you choose to visit this top, you should definitely take a walk around the lake. 

Alternative routes could be from Haugsbygda via Haugshornet, or from Holte via Sæshorn or Storetua.

Lake Storevatnet

Lake Storevatnet
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Primary factor:

Nørdbergsheida (Norge 1:50,000: -, Økonomisk Kartverk: 508.,5 ~ 509m, UTM 32 V 324608 6906092) has a primary factor of 75m, towards the higher parent mountain Storetua (592m). The saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 325417 6905664) is found at Kalvegjersmyra between these two tops. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle height is defined through a fixed point - 434,4 ~ 434m (435m contours meet in the saddle) 

 

Google map

Google's interactive map. You can zoom, pan and click on the markers.
 

 

Google maps
Google maps
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Trail descriptions

Route 1: Gjerdsvika - Nørdbergsheida

Difficulty : YDS Class 2
Exposure : No
Distance : Approx. 2,8km to the top (2D distance)
Time : Approx. 1,5-2 hours to the top
Starting Elev.: Approx. 150m
Vertical Gain : Approx. 440m (total hike)
Map of the area
Map of the area
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Detailed map
Detailed map
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Access

(all distances are approx. distances)

The nearest larger city is Ålesund. From Ålesund, follow highway E39 towards Bergen, and then RV61 towards Hareid. Take the Sulesund - Hareid ferry and follow RV61 (roughly) 3Km towards Ulsteinvik. At the roundabout outside Ulsteinvik, turn left and follow RV61 to the south and turn right when you see the "Fosnavåg/Måløy" signpost. Follow RV654 towards Fosnavåg. At the Fosnavåg/Moldtustranda junction (before the Herøy bridges), turn left towards Moldtustranda. Drive 15,6Km to Gjerdsvika and turn left by the chapel/prayer house.

Drive 1,1km up the gravel road and find parking in a sharp curve (or by the bridge after 850m). The toll road (opens some time during spring) to Storevatnet begins just after the sharp curve. Driving up to Storevatnet saves you approx. 500m on foot.

 

Route from Gjerdsvika

Route from Gjerdsvika
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The route

Leave the road 100m before you get to Storevatnet. Head south towards - and up the ridge in front of you. There is no clear path across the meadow, but once on the ridge, you should be able to locate a vague path that descends slightly before it climbs south towards Melshornet. In fact, the path forks. One path runs along the ridge north of Melshornet and the other traverses the mountainside west of Melshornet.

From a small meadow between Melshornet and Nørdbergsheida, don't look for further paths. They are vague, and you don't really need them. Head southeast towards Nørdbergsheida and Lake Klovvatnet. The trigonometric point is found on the north side of the lake, but the high point is on the south side.

Pictures, Apr 10 2009

0. Trip tracks 1. My trailhead for the day 2. Toll road begins here 3. On the way up the road 4. Towards the ridge 5. Storevatnet 6. Nørdbergsheida comes into view 7. Cabins by Storevatnet 8. Nørdbergsheida 9. The final leg 10. The north top 11. Wide-angle view from Nørdbergsheida 12. Part of the route 13. Saursegga 14. Storevatnet 15. Raudsandvatnet 16. Melshornet 17. Glow from Stadlandet 18. Gursken seen from the south top 19. Vanylven tops 20. Nørdbergsheida 21. Gjerdsvika 22. Sandsøya

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Nørdbergsheida seen from other mountains

1. Tops around Storevatnet 2. Wide-angle view from Brandtua 3. Wide-angle view from Saursegga 4. Nørdbergsheida and Storevatnet

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