• Hjelmen
  • Elevation 978 m
  • Primary factor 695 m
  • Nordmøre, Norway
  • Location: North 63.04893, East 008.50165 (GPS on the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 2
  • Climbed June 21, 2013.


How to get there:
Locate Hwy. 65 connecting Surnadal to E-39, then locate Bøfjorden, a small fjord that is just west of this Hwy.
Take Hwy. 65 and locate the signed side road to Bøfjorden, the sign says Bøfjorden 4 km.
Locate a small (farm) road that forks off to the right immediately north of the Bøfjorden 4 km intersection. If coming from the north, this is after the paved road going left signed Settemsdal. You will see tha Bøfjorden 4 km fork before you get to this side road. Measure from here.
Follow this (dirt) farm road across a field, then uphill. At kilometer 1,7, turn right and drive 50 meter, then park. This is the trailhead, location N63.05082, E008.45939, elevation about 190 meter.
Route description:
From the parking, this trail is well defined and marked with red "T" as well as red paint on trees and rocks. There are numerous small signs with local names. There is a signed trail-fork, the trail to Hjelmen goes left here. Almost the entire hike is (YDS) class 1, however, a couple of slightly steeper sections near the top has earned a class 2 designation. The summit has a big cairn.
I came directly off my climb of Saksa, which is located nearby, I started at 1455, it had started to rain, but nothing serious. I was at the summit at 1610, and left already at 1615. Back down at 1710. This is a nice trail to a fine summit.