Turgruppe med seks voksne og guide på topptur høyt oppe i vinterfjellet en finværsdag rundt påsketider Kristoffer Møllevik / Visit Helgeland

Kjerringtind is a challenging peak by the large lake Røssvatnet, in the mountains of Helgeland. The trip is 4 km one way with an ascent of approx. 1000 meters of altitude, and takes approximately 3-4 hours to complete.


Degree of difficulty: Demanding

Distance one way: 4 km

Ascent one way: about 1000 m.

Duration one way: 3-4 hours

Trailhead: See the starting point with Google Maps.

Turkart for topptur til Kjerringtind fra ut.no Ut.no / Kartverket

Find hiking maps on UT.no

Kjerringtind, at 1395 meters above sea level, offers a breathtaking view from its summit. You’ll get a panoramic vista of Røssvatnet and Oksttindan to the north-east, Hattfjeldal in the south and Geittinden towards Vefsn in the west.

When you’re starting from the parking lot, head west and push through the forest until you reach the ridge. From there, turn north and follow the ridge all the way to the top. The ascent is steady and gentle, and most of it is in a less than 30-degree incline up the ridge.

See the starting point with Google Maps.

Find hiking maps on UT.no

Remember to check the weather forecast and the avalanche warning on the same day as the trip.

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.

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