Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal

Holstadhornet, 531m
Håbakknotten, 275m

Møre og Romsdal county/Hareid
Maps: 1119-I Ålesund   (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Primary factor: Holstadhornet: 98m
Håbakknotten, 22m
Hiked: May 2013
See also:
Melshornet Skafjellet
Skolma Hjorungneshornet
Ulsettua Åsefjellet
See also : Other Møre og Romsdal  mountains on

Holstadhornet and Hareidsdalen

Holstadhornet and Hareidsdalen
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Holstadhornet is - in competition with Melshornet - Hareid's city mountain, and an excellent path (albeit boggy after rain in places) takes you from Hareid and up to the summit. You also have a good view towards Hareid from the top.

Once on top, you can proceed in the direction of Skafjellet and you have a number of possible descent routes into Hareiddalen. This page describes the normal route from Hovlid. 

Håbakknotten is a small top which is easily accessible from the Hovlid path.


Hareidlandet tops

Hareidlandet tops
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Primary factor:

Holstadhornet (Norge 1:50,000: 531m, Økonomisk Kartverk: highest contour is 530m, UTM 32 V 344111 6920007) has a primary factor of 98m towards the higher parent mountain Skafjellet (573m). The defining saddle (32 V 343444 6919763) is found between these two tops. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is with the range 430-435m, interpolated to 433m.


The viewpoint cairn just below Holstahornet summit

The viewpoint cairn just below Holstahornet summit
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Google map

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


Route descriptions

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Route 1: Hovlid - Holstadhornet

Difficulty : YDS Class 1
Exposure : No
Comments : Boggy > 300m after rain
Distance : Approx. 3km to the top
Time : Approx. 1 hour to the top
Starting Elev.: Approx. 55m
Vertical Gain : Approx. 480m (total)
Map of the area
Map of the area
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Detailed map
Detailed map
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This route description is valid per May 2013


(all distances are approx. distances)

This route description begins in Hareid. From the main roundabout, drive 250 meters in the direction of Brandal (north). At the Statoil petrol station, turn left onto the Hjellebakken road. Drive 400 meters upwards. At the intersecting Hovlidvegen road, turn left and drive 50 meters, then turn right onto Torkelvegen road and continue 220 meters. You see a grassy hill in-between two houses. Find parking (N62.37624 E6.02466) on the left-hand side of the road.

The routes:


The route, as seen in Google Earth

The route, as seen in Google Earth
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Follow a path upwards. You have a large barn on your right-hand side. Pass between a house and a smaller barn before you embark on the well worn mountain path. The path runs in the northeast direction up to 190 meters elevation. Then the path turns northwest and runs up to the ridge at Feiliskaret. Then the route runs west up to the summit (N62.37877 E5.98553), marked by a trigonometric point.

At 250 meters elevation, you pass the path to Håbakknotten (N62.38197 E6.02529). It's only 340 meters along this path before you are on top.


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