Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal

Haddalshornet, 611m

Fylke/Kommune : Møre og Romsdal/Ulstein
Maps : xxx
(Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Primary factor : 103m
Visited : Jul 2006
See also : Blåtind
See also : Kongsvollen
See also : Eikenakken

Haddalshornet (right) seen from Sollia

Haddalshornet (right) seen from Sollia


Haddalshornet (the name comes from the place Haddal) is the southernmost peak on Hareidlandet island, and the lowest of the 7 independent mountains (exceeding 300m elev.) in Ulstein kommune. The mountain connects to Blåtind (which in turn connects to Kongsvollen) and as such, the normal route to Haddalshornet (Klungsdalen) is also commonly used route to Blåtind.

The mountain offers good views towards the mountains in søre Sunnmøre, as no other tops on Hareidlandet blocks the view. The top is very accessible thanks to the path up Klungsdalen and the short distance from the trailhead.

Primary factor:

Haddalshornet (Norge 1:50,000: 607m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 611m, UTM 32 V 338739 6907943) has a primary factor of 103m towards the high parent mountain Blåtind (697m). According to Økonomisk Kartverk, the defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 339144 6907734) is within the range 505-510m, interpolated to 508m.

My GPS measured the summit height to 613m, averaged over 10 minutes, with an error margin of 2-3 meters. It is likely to assume that the Økonomisk Kartverk height is the more accurate one.

Trail descriptions:

Notes: Class ratings are in reference to YDS. Click here for more information.

The trails described below are not necessarily the *easiest* trails to this mountain.

Indre Haddal - Haddalshornet (summer/autumn)

Difficulty : Class 2 (YDS)
Exposure : No
Comments : Halfway on path
Distance : Approx. 2Km to the top
Time : Approx. 1,5 hours to the top
Starting Elev.: Approx. 70m
Vertical Gain : Approx. 540m (total)

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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 junction outside Ulsteinvik, turn left and follow RV61 southbound. RV61 later turns right (SW) towards Måløy. At this junction, drive straight ahead and keep driving for approx. 1,3Km and turn left towards "Haddal".

Drive approx. 500m on the main road (which curves sharp to the right in the beginning). You're now at the Ringstaddalen junction. Do not turn left here, but continue ahead 400m and then turn left onto a smaller road. Drive 300m to road end (don't turn left in a junction along the way) and locate the trailhead by a gate.

Find a place to park where you don't block for traffic. Do not park where the cars turn around at the end of the road. There is room for one car at road end, but you should be polite and ask for permission to park here.

The route

Go through a gate and go left in the fork just behind the gate. Then follow the narrow path that leads you into Klungsdalen. Once in the upper part of the valley, there are various ways to get onto the Blåtind - Haddalshornet ridge. I suggest you stay close to Haddalshornet and hike off-trail up to a col just below the summit. This is easy terrain, but watch out for holes in the ground and be careful when you pass a boulderfield higher up.

On the ridge, you will run into a crossing path. This path will take you past Haddalshornet, and then curve back around up to the summit, which is marked by a large cairn. Descend your ascent route or follow one of the alternative routes down to Klungsdalen. Your options are quite clear as you start descending Haddalshornet.

Haddalshornet (left of Blåtind) seen from Liahornet

Haddalshornet (left of Blåtind) seen from Liahornet

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