|Estimated net time||3-4 hours|
|Drinking water||No access to running water.|
|GSM coverage||No coverage in the beginning of the route, else OK.|
|Parking||Room for 3-4 cars at trail head.|
|Start height||320 metres|
|Vertical metres||820 metres for the roundtrip|
|Trip distance||6.1 km|
|Route photo||Aurdalsnibba trail head by Eidemsetra.|
This route is probably the shortest in terms of time of the different routes to Aurdalsnibba.
From Ålesund drive towards Magerholm (road 60), and take the ferry across to Aursneset/Sykkylven. From the ferry drive 2.6 km towards Stranda on road 60, and turn left where signed for "Ramstaddalen". Drive 2.3 km and turn right where signed for "Haugsetvegen" and "Statnett", and then turn left after 150 metres, immediately after having crossed a bridge. Turn right 700 metres later, and drive 1.5 km to where you turn left onto a (NOK 40 per July 2015). Continue 3.1 km along this gravel road and find parking on a small car park on the right hand side of the road.
Walk back 70 metres along the road and turn right up into the forest where signed "Audalsnebba". This path will take you all the way up to the Aurdalsnibba summit. A little before you get to the summit you will see a number of large cairns. These cairns are not located at the highest point but are put in place so they can be seen from Sykkylven. The summit is located to the right of these cairns as you ascend, a couple of hundred metres south.
The descent is easiest done by reversing the ascent route.
04. August 2008
My wife had gone to Brattvåg together with my youngest and eldest sons this Monday, so Sigurd and me were free to do whatever we wanted. My left foot was still sore (the same problem as I have had on-and-off for the last 3+ years), so a relatively short hike was the only option if we were going to visit a mountain. Since Aurdalsnibba is part of the main panorama from my cabin, and I hadn't visited this mountain yet, and it is a relatively short hike, we decided to get this mountain ticked off.
When we drove down to Sykkylven we saw that there was relatively thick fog above 800 metres, but we knew that the selected route to Aurdalsnibba had a path leading all the way to the summit, and we had hope that the fog would lift by the time we got to the summit. And right enough, just before we got to the summit the weather improved sufficiently to allow for reasonable views.
We spent almost 30 minutes at the summit, exploring the traverse across to Auskjeret and taking photos. During the descent Sigurd slid on rock covered with gravel, but after having wiped away the tears he was back on track and running most of the way back down to the car.