Oftenåsen (Offenåsen)

  • Oftenåse (Offenåsen)
  • 338 m
  • Primary factor 250 m
  • Steinkjer, Nord-Trøndelag
  • Location: North 63.99334, East 011.53182 (GPS on the summit)
  • Climbed October 14. 2017
  • Difficulty: YDS class 1


How to get there:
This is the Steinkjer local hill and viewpoint. The hill is located directly south-east of the center of Steinkjer. Locate a local road that runs south-east across some farmers fields that border the hill on its north-west side. Find parking here (or walk from town), the road connects directly with well kept trails.
Follow a wide and well maintained trail uphill to the summit. Note that the very highest point is not marked and located among trees. The summit area consists of three tops. The middle top is the highest. The northernmost top is rarely visited, but only one meter lower. The southernmost top is the lowest, but it has a hut that serves tourists (food) on weekends and a gigantic chair. There is nice view to the fjord and to the city center.
This was my last trip with my good friend Erik Jahr. The hill is in plain view from his house and we left after breakfast at 1005 on foot from the house. The summit was reached at 1045. We measured and took a photo before moving on to the more frequently visited lower (south) summit. We left at 1105, took a path that started out on the east side, then quickly moved north before connecting back to the road where we started out. Back at 1140.
Thanks to Gunn and Erik for great hospitality! I will return in the winter to (hopefully) ski the prominent peaks in the district Lierne. They were planned, but the arrival of winter (and bad forecasts) made me change plans.