|Liavarden from Liene
|Estimated net time||2-2½ hours|
The whole route is done on fine path, and is well suited for hikers of all ages.
|Drinking water||No reliable sources of running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route, except at the very beginning (July 2011).|
|Parking||Room for many cars at trail head.|
|Start height||395 metres|
|Vertical metres||420 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||4.7 km|
From Ålesund drive road E39 south towards Bergen, and then exit onto road 60 just south of Ålesund. This road is signed for Stranda. Follow road 60 to the Magerholm ferry port and get the ferry across to Aursneset. From Aursneset ferry port follow road 60 for approximately 35 km, across Strandafjellet, to where you get to a T-junction. There is an Esso petrol station on the right hand side of the road (per 2011). Turn left here and drive 800 metres and turn right where signed for "Opshaugvik". Continue along this road 4.7 km until you get to a gravel extraction site (just after having crossed a small bridge). From here continue on gravel road clockwise around the site, and drive uphill for 1.9 km. Where the road makes a sharp left turn you will see a forest road continuing straight ahead; follow the road left and drive another 1.4 km to the top of the road. Park on the car parks on either side of the road.
Start your walk by continuing another few tens of metres and then turn right onto a path. You will see a sign for "Liavarden" on the left hand side of the road. Follow this path all the way to the summit, making sure you pay attention to red "T"s in path junctions (there are a lot of paths thanks to sheep and goats). The summit is marked by a cairn, and you're also likely to find a summit registration book.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
23. July 2011
After some fairly miserable days weather-wise, we decided to do a family hike
this Saturday. There was no rain, but the visibility was almost as poor as the
last few days, so we didn't get much of a view from the summit. But apart from
the fog this was a first class family hike, on a very good path.