Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal
Sætrehornet (Runde), Leinehornet and Leinebjørnen (Leinøya), Feb 5 2012
Sætrehornet (230m) - Runde
Sætrehornet was one of the very last named tops in the municipality of Herøy which I hadn't been to, and on this Sunday, I decided to wipe the top off my to-do list. I drove to Runde island, parked at the Goksøyr parking and headed (off-trail) straight up to Sætrehornet. The ascent was steep, but never exposed.
It is always nice to come to Runde, and I promised myself to come here more often. There is so much to explore on this island. On most maps, this top is called Storehornet, but Økonomisk Kartverk states that the highest point is called Sætrehornet and that Storehornet is a lower viewpoint - in the direction of Goksøyr.
Leinehornet (366m) - Leinøya
After having been to Runde, I decided to do a quick hike from Volsund and up to Leinehornet. I really, really like this route. Partly because the views from Leinehornet are fantastic, but also because this ridge route is quick!
The wind was really ... aggressive ... on this Sunday, and I found myself holding on to my hat on the way upwards. But the sun was shining, and I looked forward to take panorama pictures from the top. And once the pictures were in the bag, I hurried back down.
Leinebjørnen (271m) - Leinøya
I was sort of happy with two coastal tops, but now that I was out here - I decided to hike the route from Frøystadskaret to Vardeheida and Leinebjørnen. This was a route that I hadn't done before.
This was also a quick hike. It took me only 40 minutes to Leinebjørnen (via Vardeheida) and back. Even if this was a lower top than Leinehornet, I liked the views a bit better. There was nothing between me and the string of mountain tops from Nordøyane to Stadlandet that obscured the view.
A bit later in the evening, I hiked Huldrehornet. What was supposed to be a "lazy day" ended up with 1200 vertical meters in total...
The pictures were taken with a Canon EOS 550D + Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM F 4-5.6
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Wide-angle view from Leinehornet
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