|Estimated net time||2-2½ hours|
The whole route is done on forest road and marked path.
|Drinking water||Several sources of running water along the route.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (July 2011).|
|Parking||Room for 2-3 cars at trail head, and several more a little below trail head.|
|Start height||390 metres|
|Vertical metres||555 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||5.9 km|
To locate the trail head you can either arrive on road 60 from north-east [a] or south-west [b].
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 right here and continue on road 60 towards Stryn. Start measuring at the mentioned T-junction. At km 26.6 you pass the exit to Hellesylt. At km 30.9 you pass the exit to road 655. At km 37.3 you pass the exit to Røyrhus. Then, at km 39.0 you should turn left onto a narrow gravel road, going downhill. There is an old wooden sign saying "Moldsvorhornet" here, but this sign is mostly hidden when you arrive from north-east.
From the church in Grodås, close to road 60, drive 13.4 km in the direction of Stranda on road 60. This 2.0 km past the nice bridge Horndøla Bru. Turn right onto a gravel road, going downhill, where you find an old wooden sign saying "Moldsvorhornet".
From road 60 follow the gravel road past a farm, and park on the left hand side 650 metres from road 60. Notice a gate approximately 100 metres further along the road.
Start walking by heading towards the gate, and then through it. Continue on this gravel road in total 550 metres, and fork right onto a path marked with red paint. The forest road continues straight ahead, but is by now very rough. Follow this path some 500 metres up to the wooden buildings at Terdalssætra. Head uphill between the buildings and you will get onto a forest road. Turn left and follow this forest road 180 metres, to its end. From here the path up to the summit heads directly south, and is marked by both red paint and yellow-and-orange ribbons. After 750 metres the path turns right (west) and is now marked with red paint as well as white paint. The path is a little wet in places, and isn't all that defined, but is easy to follow thanks to the good marking, and will take you all the way to the summit. The summit is not marked in any ways, but there should be no doubt what is the highest point on the summit plateau. If you continue a few tens of metres further west you will find a cairn where there is likely to be a summit registration book.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
09. July 2011
I had started my summer holidays the night before, and had driven to our cabin at Fjellsetra. The plan for this Saturday was to drive towards south-east Norway, and to hike some mountains along the way. The main target for the day was the very prominent Glitregga, but I was toying with the idea to hike also a Hornindal mountain before doing Glitregga. The initial plan for the morning had been to hike Gulkoppen, but since its summit was covered in fog I decided to go for something lower. And since I had noticed the sign towards Muldsvorhornet when coming back from Galdhøpiggen the previous week-end, and I saw this mountain was below the fog, I decided to pay it a visit.
Finding trail head was easy thanks to the sign by road 60, and before 10 am I was on my way. The red paint on a rock at the start of the path made sure I didn't miss this exit, and before long I was up amongst the nice cabins at Terdalssætra. Here I was surprised to find a fine forest road above the cabins, and I realised when I looked at my map that following this forest road from the start might have given me a slightly easier hike up to these cabins.
From Terdalssætra it was easy going all the way to the summit, passing two young
cows on the way. At the summit I was surprised to see that there was no cairn,
but I soon found the cairn a little west of the summit, where I also found a
registration book that I signed. Then it was back down to the car and the next
leg on my way to Glitregga.