Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal

Hoemstinden, 927m

Fylke/Kommune : Møre og Romsdal/Vestnes
Maps : xxx
(Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Primary factor : 217m
Visited : Dec 2006
See also : Sandfjellet/Storbua
See also : Sandfjellet
See also : Storknubben
See also : Helsetnakken
See also : Vikenakken
See also : Øspetinden
See also : Trolltinden/ Svartevasstinden / Prosten
See also : Lauparen
See also : Kvitnyken
See also : Smørhylla
See also : Storlihornet
See also : Storskorka

Hoemstinden seen from Sandfjellet

Hoemstinden seen from Sandfjellet


Hoemstinden is located above the place Tresfjord, and you can follow forest roads, trails and paths from the starting point, and to the top. This page describes a route from Hoem, via Hoemsætra, and is probably the most convenient route to the top. You may also start from the Øvstedalen road, pass Syltesætra or Nordigardsætra, then pass the foothills of Sandfjellet's west ridge before heading up Hoemstinden.

Although Hoemstinden is a low top, compared to the mountain range it connects to, you will probably not complain about the views. You get a good overview of the Ørskog-Vaksvikfjellet tops, as well as the tops north and northeast of Molde.



Primary factor:

Hoemstinden (Norge 1:50,000: 927m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 927m, UTM 32 V 405940 6934782) has a primary factor of 217m towards the higher Sandfjellet (1041m). The saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 406090 6934066) is found in Sylteskaret between the two tops. Ref. Norge 1:50,000 (20m contours), the saddle is within the range 700-720m, interpolated to 710m.

Personal GPS measurement read 930m as average height over 10 minutes.

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Hoemstinden (left of center) seen from Gjølbotntinden

Hoemstinden (left of center) seen from Gjølbotntinden

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.

Hoem - Hoemstinden (summer/autumn)

Difficulty : Class 1 (YDS)
Exposure : None
Comments : Easy mountain
Distance : Approx. 5,9Km to the top
Time : Approx. 2,5-3 hours to the top
Starting Elev.: Approx. 50m
Vertical Gain : Approx. 880m (total)
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Hoemstinden (left) seen from Kvitnyken

Hoemstinden (left) seen from Kvitnyken


From Ålesund, follow highway E136->E39 towards Åndalsnes. From the E136/E39/Olsvika roundabout near Breivka, follow E39 47,1Km (passing the place Sjøholt along the way). Turn right towards "Åndalsnes". Drive approx. 10,5Km (you pass the place Tresfjord along the way) and turn right onto a narrow road, just after a bus-stop on the right-hand side. Drive 300m up this road and park alongside the road, well below the uppermost house.

The route

Go up the barn by the house, and follow a tractor road in the northeast direction. At the end of the field, on the left-hand side, you will see the forest trail, marked with red paint. After approx. 1,2Km, 210m elevation, turn right onto a narrow forest path (the red marking continues here). This path soon joins a forest trail coming from the north. After a while, the forest trail becomes a forest path, and continues all the way up to Hoemsætra.

From Hoemsætra, follow the sign to Hoemstinden. This path heads towards Lake Trollvatnet before it changes direction and runs westbound towards Hoemstinden's south ridge. The path continues all the way to the top, but you may lose it as you cross some minor boulder fields on the ridge. A small cairn marks the top. Descend your ascent route, or make a short-cut along lakes Åvatna and directly down to Hoemsætra.

A summit logbook can be found in a container slightly north of the cairn.

Hoemstinden (below Øspetinden) seen from Trolltinden

Hoemstinden (below Øspetinden) seen from Trolltinden

Trip reports and pictures

Other pictures

1. Hoemstinden (192KB) 2. Zoom panorama from Helsetnakken (741KB) 3. Zoom view from Jendemsfjellet (646KB) 4. Rauma and Vestnes peaks seen from Skalten (2166KB) 5. Wide-angle view from Storknubben (1390KB) 6. Ørskogfjellet to Øverøye (404KB) 7. Medium zoom view from Smørhylla S. (1541KB) 8. Zoom view from Raudheia, point 659m 9. Vaksvikfjellet

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