|Estimated net time||5-6 hours|
|Difficulty||No difficulties, and most of the route is on fine path.|
|Drinking water||Several sources of running water up to 1100 metres.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage in the lower and upper sections, but patchy in the middle section (July 2013).|
|Parking||Room for many cars at large car park at trail head.|
|Start height||621 metres|
|Vertical metres||1010 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||10.5 km|
From Ålesund drive road E39 to Sjøholt. Drive through Sjøholt centre, and turn right onto road 650, signed for "Geiranger" and "Stordal". Drive approximately 40 km and turn right to the Linge-Eidsdal ferry. Get the ferry across to Eidsdal, and turn right towards Geiranger when you exit the ferry. Drive 16.1 km and park on the large car park on the left hand side of the road. This is the highest point of the road, before it goes downhill through the Ørnesvingene hairpin road.
Start your hike by following road 63 a few metres towards south-west, in the direction of Geiranger. Cross the road and follow the gravel road approximately 900 metres to its end. Then continue on the path past the cabins at Hauset. Turn right onto a path signed for "Geitfonnegga" 150 metres after the cabin, and follow this path north and then north-west up to the old trigonometric point marker and a proper cairn at 1450 metres. This is Geitfonnegga, and the path ends here. Note that the path is marked with red "V"s.
From Geitfonnegga turn right and walk 1.5 km north, on scree, to the summit of Eidshornet, which is marked by a relatively small cairn.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
22. July 2013
This Monday was the first day of my summer vacation this year. We had spent the week-end at Fjellsetra, and with a miserable Sunday Elisabeth and the boys had decided to go home Sunday night while I did a couple of wet hikes in Ørsta and Volda. However, this Monday was completely different and the weather called for something more ambitious than tops well below 1000m. Hence I decided to hike Eidshornet, and Kjetil was again my hiking mate. He picked me up at Fjellsetra, and we then drove straight up to Korsmyra.
The whole route to Eidshornet was pleasantly easy to hike, and clearly the route to Geitfonnegga is very popular. At the summit we had a fantastic 360° view, and spent quite a long time enjoying the views, as well as a sandwich.
While descending we met several other groups of hikers, including the Czech family of three which we overtook during our ascent. I had made a good job of convincing them to extend their planned Geitfonnegga hike to include Eidshornet, as this would give them also a fantastic view of the Sunnmøre alps. We also met a semi-local man walking in the lower part of the mountain, with whom we had an interesting chat about possible routes in the area.
When we got back down to the car park the area was quite busy with tourists taking photos of Geiranger and the fjord with several cruise ships. But our focus was mainly on changing into a dry T-shirts and emptying our lukewarm bottles of Pepsi.