Jendemsfjellet is a beautiful cone-shaped peak, located south of Frænfjorden. Jendemsfjellet is also an "independent" top, in the sense that it is completely enclosed by roads. Access to this mountain is easy. The normal hiking time to the top is 1 - 1,5 hours, on a good path from Jendem. It is also possible to ascend this mountain from other sides, but the route from Jendem is most frequently used.
On the summit, you will find a large cairn and two information boards. One board gives information about the Ormen Lange project (the onshore plant is on Aukra, and easily seen from Jendemsfjellet). The second board gives you a panorama picture with places and mountains annotated (In my personal opinion, some of the annotations on Otterøya are wrong).
Jendemsfjellet is well described in the book Turbok for Molde og Omegn (Olsen/Pedersen)
Jendemsfjellet (Norge 1:50,000: 633m, Økonomisk Kartverk: Highest contour is 630m, UTM 32 V 400218 6964920) has a primary factor of 555m, towards the higher parent Tussen (705m). The saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 399747 6963532) is found east of Jendem and northwest of Lake Hagåstjørna. More precisely, just west of Lake Hjelltjønna (ØK). Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is within the range 75-80m, interpolated to 78m. If you travel from Jendemsfjellet to Tussen on the highest route possible (Eiskremheia - Heian - Middagsfjellet - Skolmelia), this is the only place you cross the 80m contour (but not the 75m)
Personal GPS measurement read 632m on top of the cairn (2m high?) as average over a 12-minute period.
Google's interactive map. You can zoom, pan and click on the markers.
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The trails described below are not necessarily the *easiest* trails to this mountain.
Jendem - Jendemsfjellet (summer/autumn)
(All distances are approx.)
From the city of Molde, follow highway RV662 (Julsundvegen) westbound. After you pass the exit towards Brattvåg, the road turns northbound. Approx. 18,8Km from the Molde-Vestnes ferry, you see the Hoem/Jendem roadsign, with Jendemsfjellet in the background. Turn left here. Drive 200m and turn right onto Åndalsbakken road (signed). After 600m, turn left just in front of a bus stop sched. Drive 200m (pass one P (parking) sign) and turn right onto a side road, where the public parking is.
Follow the main forest road to the first bend (300m). There is a fork here. Turn right. Proceed 100m to another fork and a bend. Turn left. Proceed 200m (passing the ruins of an old barn on your left), and just as the forest road has a long, straight leg eastbound, turn left onto another (unsigned) forest road.
This road takes you up to a pass on the ridge, where the path to Jendemsfjellet begins. Follow the path up the ridge, all the way to the summit.
The lower route seen from the ridge.
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