Ekkertinden Hiking Trail

Preikestolen's twin

  • Photo: Samuel Taipale

  • Photo: Samuel Taipale

  • Photo: Samuel Taipale

  • Photo: Samuel Taipale

  • Photo: Samuel Taipale

Essential info

  • Season: May–September
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Distance: 9.4 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 1,080 meters
  • Duration: 3–4.5 hours

About Ekkertinden

Ekkertinden is one of those places, that you definitely want to visit. Almost everyone knows the famous Preikestolen, but this is Nordmøre's own top with a drop in their own backyard.

The hike is really steep and takes around two hours to get to the top, which stands in 1189 meters. But the view in the end is stunning and well worth the trip! 

Getting there

You can get to Gjøra where the trail starts by bus from Oppdal or Kristiansund. Oppdal is accessible by train from Oslo. 

If you arrive by car you can park by Gjøra kapell and walk about 400 meters along the road until the trail starts on your left hand side. 

Trail description

The trail starts right by the road a bit north of Gjøra. It starts fairly steep throughout the forest, then flattens out before you climb the last meters up to Gjørashaugen. From there you will quickly reach the tree line and you will find a steep trail going up to the top. The top itself is very flat.

Facts

You can make this to a roundtrip by crossing over Litlhøa on the way back and from there down to Vollasetra. From Vollasetra just follow the trail down to Vollan and then follow the road back to Gjøra. 

Amenities

  • There is a small supermarket in Gjøra

Where to stay

Your easiest option is to stay in Oppdal. Oppdal is a ski destination so you will find lots of options for hotels, cabins and even Airbnbs

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By Samuel Taipale

World traveler and adventure photographer at @eljackson on Instagram

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