Isfjorden.com – Hike to Brevikskaret

The hike to Brevikskaret goes along an old tractor road. It is a steep but short hike. At the upper part of the hike, the tractor road becoms a well prepared trail. A great fjord view towards the Romsdalsfjord and Åndalsnes is included. Map to use: Romsdalsfjella Nord 1:50000.

 

Drive west along the old road from the center of Isfjorden in Romsdal, approximately 3.6 kilometer to the river Vesla Elva (Litle Breivikelva). The trail to Brevikskaret starts at the east side of the river.

Hiking - Safety, Responsibility and Season

The nature in Norway is beautiful but also dangerous. It is important to read about your own responsibility and how to explore the Norwegian nature in a safe way.

BEFORE YOU GO HIKING – THE NORWEGIAN MOUNTAIN CODE
NOTE! The weather can change dramatically in the Norwegian mountains. This is why you should follow the Norwegian Mountain Code when hiking in Norway. It can change from summer and sunny weather to winter and frost in minutes! Always bring good clothes and hiking shoes. And have enough food and water in your rucksack. We recommend you to join a Guided Tour.

NOTE! Most of the hikes described on this website are intended for experienced hikers that know the area. We recommend to use a map and compass when hiking in Norway. It often happens that the mountain areas in Norway is shrouded in fog.

SEASON & WEATHER: Season is depending on temperature and snow. Seasons mentioned on this website are approximately dates. It is recommended to avoid hiking if there are ice and snow in the terrain and on the trails. Always make your own evaluation about the danger of landslides before and during the hike. Always check the weather before you go hiking. For safety reasons it is recommended to avoid hiking in Thunderstorms and in fog and bad weather!

Use the information you find on fjords.com at your own risk and your own responsibility. Errors and omissions may occur. Always make your own evaluation. Adapt your own risk to your own skills and by choosing where, when and how you travel. Fjords.com is not a guide or a travel planner, and the information on the pages should not be used accordingly. Marked and mentioned routes are not accurate and will also often change for various reasons, always look for updated information.

About season and other important information

We recommend you to join a Guided Tour to Brevikskaret. SEASON: Mid June to Mid September, depending on temperature and snow.

The hike to Brevikskaret

Remember to drive the old road to Brevika, this is the road that is further away from the fjord than the new road which lies down by the fjord. You can park by the road, close to where the river meets the road and the trail to Brevikskaret starts.

You follow the well marked trail, steep upwards on the east side of Vesle Elva (Litle Breivikelva) River. The hike to the cabins at Brevikskaret takes you between one to one and a half hour, and the return goes the same way down.

Lake Brevikskarsvatnet and other hikes

There is only a short hike from Brevikskaret to Lake Brevikskarsvatnet (602 mas). The distance from the start at 10 mas to Brevikskarsvatnet at 602 mas is 2.3 kilometers.

History – World War II on Brevikskaret

Information about the German Bomber Plane type Junkers 88 that crashed by Lake Brevikvatnet during WWII. Photo: Bernt RundeOn the 23rd of April, 1940, at the start of World War II in Norway, a German Bomber Plane type Junkers 88 crashed by Lake Brevikskarsvatnet. The bomber was attacking the Anti-Aircraft Cruiser HMS Curacora, the cruiser was located on the Romsdalsfjord outside Åndalsnes. During the attack, the bomber was hit, and one of the engines was destroyed. The plane crash-landed beside Lake Brevikskarsvatnet, and one member of the crew of four died short time after the landing. The engines of type Junkers Jumo 211 and some other remains from the plane are still left there today.

Useful Links – Isfjorden and Romsdal

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