A hiking adventure: Klubben and Åstuva in Aldersundet
From Åstuva and Klubben you get panoramic views of the beautiful Aldersundet and the Helgeland Coast. There’s a reason it was one of the finalists for the title of Nordland’s best mountain hike in NRK’s summer contest.
Degree of difficulty: Intermediate
Season: May – October
Distance one way: 3,7 kilometers
Ascent one way: About 550-meter ascent
Duration one way: 1 to 2 hours
Trailhead: The hike starts at the school in Aldersundet.
Find the trailhead on Google Maps
The hike starts at the parking lot by the school in Aldersundet. Pass through the fence gate, and follow the forest road, which also operates as a floodlit trail for skiing in the winter, until you get to a small grill hut. From here there are signs pointing you in the direction of Åstuva.
Åstuva is a smaller hillock, situated at about 350-meter ascent, and is a great hike in and of itself if you’re looking for a shorter hike. If your destination is the taller mountain Klubben, the trip up to Åstuva is a small detour. But the view is just as amazing, making it an ideal spot to pause and enjoy a refreshing break on your way up, so taking this detour is highly recommended.
When you’re continuing your way up to Klubben, just backtrack on the path for a short while, before you continue your ascent up along the ridge of the mountain. From this point, the hike isn’t marked, but as long as you follow the mountain ridge you will find a trodden path to the top. There are some exposed sections on the trail, so walk carefully, and be especially cautious if the terrain is wet and slippery.
Please note that the route shown on the map is only an approximation, you will need to make your own path decisions based on the terrain
Thank you for respecting the local communities, and for helping us preserve the natural beauty of Helgeland!
- Strive to leave no trace of your visit. Bring back all your rubbish, including used toilet paper, and discard it in the nearest rubbish bin.
- Plan your toilet visits and use the opportunity when you pass a toilet. In the wilderness, make sure you are not a nuisance to others.
- Respect the local wildlife. Keep a good distance from wildlife, livestock and birds. Keep your dog leashed.
- Respect private property. Keep a respectful distance from houses and cabins.
- Show good boating sense. Keep a good distance from shore and drive at a low speed, especially when you are close to anyone or anything on the water, including birds or animals. Avoid loud and disturbing engine noise.
- Be aware that some islands and nature reserves are important nesting sites, and that going ashore is prohibited during the nesting season.
- Follow the Norwegian Mountain Code (Fjellvettreglene). Plan your excursion according to the weather forecast, your skills and experience.
- Join a guided excursion or consider hiring an experienced guide, especially when you don’t have sufficient experience or knowledge to guarantee a safe trip.
Find accommodations, dining options, and activities nearby.
Rana Museum, Stenneset open-air Museum and Bredek Mountain Farm
Rana municipality has a fascinating and varied history, which the exhibitions at MOment, the new museum in Mo i Rana’s town centre, reveals in the form of a multi-sensory experience.In addition, at Stenneset’s open-air museum, you can stroll amongst 20 historic buildings, while the mountain farm at Brenek is a popular hiking destination.
Røssvoll Camping offers peaceful surroundings by the Ranelva river, about 13 km north of the town of Mo i Rana. The campsite is a short distance away from attractions such as the Svartisen glacier, Grønligrotta cave, and the naturally-sculpted marble formations called Marmorslottet. If you head into town, the entire family can enjoy a visit to Vitensenter Nordland, a science museum that explores nature, technology, and mathematics.
Oscarbrygga – Accommodation and dining
OscarBrygga at Tonnes offers accommodation in rorbu cabins or wharf rooms, right on the shore. From your balcony, you can enjoy the sunset or the glow of the midnight sun, to the soothing sound of the surf. Dining is offered in a refurbished old wharf building rich in ambience.
Clarion Collection Hotel Helma
The Clarion Collection Hotel Helma is centrally situated in the town Mo i Rana. The hotel offers accommodation designed to make you feel right at home. Its location is conveniently near the shops, the theatre, the science centre Vitensenter Nordland, and the town’s attractive Fjord Promenade. Breakfast, afternoon coffee and a hot supper are always included in the price.
Sure Hotel by Best Western Ole Tobias
Sure Hotel by Best Western Ole Tobias offers accommodation in the town centre of Mo i Rana. The hotel is decorated with details from Norway’s railway history. Breakfast is served in “Spisevogna” (the Dining Car).