Myklebusthornet from Vik
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Estimated net time 2-2½ hour
Difficulty No difficulties.
The whole route is done on forest road and path. The path along the ridge can be a little wet.
Drinking water Several sources of running water along the forest road.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (February 2011).
Parking Room for a couple of cars by trail head.
Start height 29 metres
Vertical metres 350 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 6.8 km
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  Trail head at Vik.

 

Two of the access routes are

[a]

From Ålesund drive road 658 north through Ellingsøytunnelen. After exiting the tunnel, at Ellingsøy, turn left towards Ellingsøy. From this junction drive 2.3 km to a round about. Turn right at this round about, and drive 6.0 km. Turn left where signed for Vik, and turn left again in the T-junction 100 metres later. Drive another 300 metres and locate a forest road going off to the right, a little after a small school. You will find a wooden sign for Myklebusthornet at the start of the forest road. Park on the right hand side of the road.

[b]

From the junction between road 661 and the Ellingsøy-road at Stette, drive towards Ellingsøy. 9.2 km from this junction you arrive Ellingsøy after having crossed the Taftasundet bridge. Drive another 7.2 km and turn right where signed for Vik, and turn left again in the T-junction 100 metres later. Drive another 300 metres and locate a forest road going off to the right, a little after a small school. You will find a wooden sign for Myklebusthornet at the start of the forest road. Park on the right hand side of the road.

 

Start walking by following the forest road uphill. Stay on this forest road all the way to its highest point, 1.1 km from trail head. Turn left here onto a path and follow this path up to point 320 metres, marked by a cairn. From point 320 continue west on the path across to Myklebusthornet, which is marked by a trigonometric point marker.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.

 

 

19. February 2011

I was due to coach a boys-10 handball team at Valderøya this Saturday so I decided to leave home a little early and visit Myklebusthornet on my way across Ellingsøy. Of the many routes to Myklebusthornet I decided to go for the one from Vik, and this proved to be an easy and fine route since the ground was frozen and partly covered with snow.

On my way along the ridge I saw a number of eagles circling above me, and some of them were quite low above the ground. I'm wondering if the eagle population has picked up the last couple of years, since there seems to be many more eagles to be seen these days compared to only 4-5 years ago.

At the summit I enjoyed the fine views, which unfortunately was a little reduced because of clouds above the Sunnmøre alps. But the clouds started to lift as I got back to point 320 metres, and I could enjoy a pretty impressive view of Hjørundfjorden mountains.
Photos 19.02.2011