Liahornet & Grøthornet from Liadalsdalen
Liahornet  Grøthornet


Estimated net time 4-5 hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water Running water from the river through Liadalsdalen, and from the stream coming down from Skåla.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (June 2014).
Parking Room for many cars at car park by trail head.
Start height 253 metres
Vertical metres 1095 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 6.9 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Trail head in Liadalsdalen.
  Crossing the river by Liadalsætra.
  Overview of route to Liahornet & Grøthornet.



From Ålesund drive road E39 south towards Bergen, and get the ferry from Solevåg to Festøy. From Festøy continue 28.2 km on road E39 in the direction of Ørsta, and turn left where signed "Halse". Drive 1.2 km up to the upper farm and then follow the forest road 1.4 km to the car park at the end of the road.

Start your walk by following the much rougher forest road from the end of the road, down to the river, where it soon becomes a path. Follow this path 220 metres to a signed path junction and fork left towards "Liadalsætra". Continue another 20 metres and fork left again, down towards the river. Follow the path yet another 400 metres to a bridge crossing the river. From here turn left across the bridge and follow the path left down towards a much smaller bridge. Cross this bridge and head straight uphill after this small bridge. From here the rest of the hike is in practice off-path, until you're back down here.

Head uphill through the forest, on the left hand side of the stream coming down from Skåla. Once above the forest continue straight up (north-west) the steep south-east slopes of Liahornet, to the large summit cairn.

From Liahornet walk directly east towards Grøthornet by staying a little right of Liahornet's east ridge. From Skålaskaret, the saddle between Liahornet and Grøthornet, traverse into Grøthornet's south-west slopes and head uphill when you get a little past the steepest part of the west ridge. Turn right when you get up to the north-west ridge and follow it up to the small summit area, where the summit cairn is located.

Descend by heading down south-west and aim for a little above the forest. Then cross the stream coming down from Skåla and reverse your ascent route back to the car park.



02. June 2014

This was an evening hike, after work, in very warm conditions, together with Kjetil.

Photos 02.06.2014