Ski touring: Tomskjevelen, 922 m
Tomskjevelen is a 922-meter peak located on the island of Tomma in Nesna, in the middle of the stunning Helgeland coast. The pointed peak rises steeply from the sea, presenting a challenging and rewarding experience for experienced and skilled skiers.
Degree of difficulty: Demanding
Distance one way: 3.9 km
Ascent one way: About 900 meters
Duration one way: 3-4 hours
Trailhead: See the starting point with Google Maps
Tomskjevelen rises dramatically from the sea, offering a steep and demanding ascent that is truly rewarding for those with the necessary skills. If you’re seeking a challenging and memorable peak ride, Tomskjevelen delivers in spades when conditions are favorable.
Tomma is easiest to reach by car, taking a scenic drive followed by a ferry from Nesna. Upon arrival with the ferry, take a right turn towards Forsland and look for a suitable parking spot that won’t obstruct others. In case of doubt, don’t hesitate to ask the locals. From there, follow a tractor road up to Forslandsvatnet, and keep to the east side of the lake as you turn north towards the imposing east ridge of Tomskjevelen.
See the starting point with Google Maps.
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.