• Øyensskavlen
  • 687 m
  • Primary factor 604 m
  • Location: North 64:16.817, East 011:04.867
  • Location: Near Namdalseid, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway.
  • Difficulty: YDS class 1.
  • Climbed August 29. 2009.


How to get there: A natural point of reference is the village of Steinkjer, located on Hwy. E-6 north of Trondheim. Drive north on E-6 from Steinkjer, measure as you enter the tunnel in order to leave the town. Make a left turn onto Hwy. 17 (sign for Namsos) after 6.1 kilometer. Continue north on Hwy 17 until kilometer 39.4. At this point, turn left onto Hwy. 715 (sign for Osen). Drive 5.2 kilometer (to kilometer 44.6) and find parking on your right hand side of the road. This is the trailhead, location N64:15.283, E011:07.100, elevation about 130 meter.
Route description:
From the parking, follow the nice dirt road as it ascends the first hill. The road then becomes more level before it turns more directly towards the mountain. The road next climbs to the main ridge and descends a little on the other side in order to regain the main ridge from the opposite side. The road then finally ends at the antenna and a small building. The summit is about 10 minutes more along a small trail that starts out where the road ends. The summit has a solid cairn more than 2 meter high.
Comments: Heidi and I were travelling north in order to celebrate the 60th. birthday of a very good friend, Erik Jahr. We stayed one night in Trondheim and had a nice evening meal with Heidi's parents and our son Pål Jørgen.
On Saturday morning, we drove north to Steinkjer and continued to the trailhead. We left the car at 1210 and had a nice walk in a bit of mixed weather to the antenna. There Heidi turned around while I continued the last 10 minutes to the true summit. It was very windy and I had left both camera and GPS behind in Bergen. A very short stop to enjoy the view which (on a fine day) is quite extensive in all directions.
Leaving, I ran downhill until I caught up with Heidi. We then had a nice walk back to the car, arriving there at 1430. Lots of very nice blueberries along this road.