HIKING IN THE SPECTACULAR SUNNMORE ALPS IN NORWAY, SLEEP AND LIVE IN OUR RESTORED FERRY

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The tour starts in the art nouveau town Ålesund. Thursday evening we  take you on a fjord cruise to Sykkylven, were we will stay over night. During the cruise you will be served a hot meal. Friday  we will take the
A. transitional tour (Hard tour)  to the summit Blåbretinden (1456 masl) or Tungremtindane (1290moh)  Which one, is dependent on local weather and conditions (MAP Overview) (Detail MAP)
B. hiking (Easy hike) from Trandal to the Village of Trandal, it might get extended to Tårnet (1338 masl, medium difficulty) MAP


At the end of our trips, we will come down to the small village Trandal in the Hjørundfjord. Here there will be a three course meal at Christiangaard Bygdetun, and you will get an experience of norwegian nature- and village culture you’ll never forget.

MS SLogen will be waiting for you, and you can enjoy a bath in our hottub on deck. This night we will spend at Urke Kaihus below the famous mountain Slogen (1564 masl) and Stålberghornet.
 

Saturday, we head for
A.  Hjørundfjordegga (medium - hard hike)  from Breidfonndalen 
and walk the ridge with beautiful view of the fjord and mountains towards Saksa (1073 masl). This is a spectacular ridge, and you will have a gorgeous view over the beautiful fjord all the time.From there the path will take you down to Leknesnakken which is the easy hike-option this day
B. Leknesnakken (easy hike 526 masl) 
If you choose option B you will still have beautiful view of the fjord and this trip is the last part of the hard hike over Hjørundfjordegga. From this relatively easy hike, you have a spleded view over the surrounding mountains and the fjord. It is at the start/end point of the Hjørundfjordegga, and we will head back to Urke the same way as the other group, partly on stears made from sherpas.
(MAP)

At Urke Kaihus you can buy some refreshments, and he boat will be available there if you want to freshen up or take a bath in the hottub. There will be grilled food onboard the boat before we head to Sæbø for the evening. At Sæbø there is a local hotel, Hotel Sagafjord, which you might want to visit for the Saturday evening.
 

On Sunday, if there is still more power in your legs, you can order an Add-On tour to the summit
A. Lynghalsen, (Hard - medium hike, 1000 masl) we will not climb the top, but stop just below the top and walk down the ridge to Sæbønestua (560 masl) 
B. Sæbønestua (Medium - easy 640 masl )
(MAP)
From here you have a magnificent view towards the  famous fjordcross in the Hjørundfjord. At your return from todays trip, there will be a bus taking you to the airport of Ørsta/Volda Hovden or Ålesund.  So make sure when booking, to book return ticket from Ørsta/Volda, because there might not be enough time to get to Ålesund for the flight. Optional, the boat can bring you to Ålesund Sunday morning, if you are not joining the Sunday tour.

Map of the Hjørundfjorden area

Option A1 (hard Blåbretind) A2 (hard Tungremtind) and B (easy Trandalsætra)

Overview Transitional tour Sykkylven - Trandalsætra - Trandal

Map of Leknesnakken (easy) and Hjørundfjordegga (hard - medium)

Map of hiking the ridge Lynghalsen (hard - medium) - Grønskredhammeren - Sæbønestua (easy - medium)

WHAT TO BRING
 

Fasilities

  • Three showers and four toilets
  • Space for up to 60 passengers
  • Bar 
  • Bath tub with heated, clean sea water from Hjørundfjorden
  • Large outdoor deck with a spectacular view
  • Salon with seats for 24 people
  • Conference facilities
  • Lounge area
  • 17 beds divided into seven twin cabins and one triple cabin

Whats included:

  • Breakfast and lunch Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Dinner 3 days, Thusday, Friday and Saturday
  • Tea and coffee
  • 2 guided trips, whit option to buy a third one on Sunday
  • All transportation, boat, car/bus
  • Sheard double room
  • Transportation return Aalesund, or return to Ørsta/Volda airport on Sunday if you join our Sundaytrip and your return is from Ørsta/Vodla. 

Whats not included

  • Drinks, can be bought in our bar onboard.
  • Sunday-trip can be bought as an add-on

 

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You can check in at our boat from 16:00 Tursday afternoon, and we will departure from Aalesund in the evening when all our guests heve arrived. If you arrive to the airport of Ålesund, Vigra, its easy to take the airport-shuttle to the city of Ålesund, a 30 minute ride, where we will wait for you. 
At departure on Sunday, the boat will return to Aalesund in the morning. If you choose to buy the Add-On trip on Sunday to the mountain Kjeipen, we will bring you to the Ørsta/Volda airport Hovden in the early afternoon, so make sure to book your return flight from there.
If you are based in Ålesund, we will drive you there after the Sunday - tour.

All photos: Inger Lise Strand og Tone Solhaug

Highlights

  • Transitional tour from Sykkylven to the small village only accessed by boat or over the mountain, Trandal, via Blåbretind or Tungremtind. You can also choose the easier option Trandalen (Hard / Easy hike)
  • 3 course dinner at Christiangaard 
  • Take a bath on deck in our hottub
  • Sleeping under the inpressive Stålberghornet at Urke
  • Crossing the ridge, Hjørundfjordegga, or choose an easier option to Leknesnakken
  • Relax at Urke Kaihus while enjoying the beautiful view towards Stålberghornet
  • Lynghalsen, Grønskredhammaren, Sæbønestua. Add-On on Sunday. Choose between an intermediate trip or an easier trip.

Route

  1. Ålesund
  2. Ikornnes
  3. Blåbretind
  4. Trandal
  5. Hjørundfjordegga
  6. Urke
  7. Sæbø
  8. Lynghalsen
  9. Sæbø
  10. Hjørundfjorden
  11. Ålesund