Saudehornet from Grepalida


Estimated net time 3½-4 hours
Difficulty No difficulties, but one should show some care in the steep section towards the end. And the summit area is small with virtually vertical drops towards north-east.
Drinking water Several streams along and across the route up to 500 metres. Above this you will probably only find running water if there's still snow.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (June 2011).
Parking Room for many cars at car park by trail head.
Start height 140 metres
Vertical metres 1165 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 7.4 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Saudehornet trail head at Grepalida.
  Start of path to Saudehornet.
  Overview of route to Saudehornet.


From Ålesund drive road E39 south towards Bergen, and get the ferry from Solevåg to Festøy. From Festøy continue on road E39 36.1 km to Ørsta. Just before Ørsta centre you pass Møre Folkehøgskule on your left hand side, and turn left immediately after this school, where signed "Folkehøgskule". Drive 260 metres up this road and fork right in the T-junction. 50 metres later turn left onto a narrow road called Vikegeila. Drive this road uphill 700 metres, to the local water supply building, and park on the car park at the right hand side of the road.

Start walking by following the service road uphill. After 1.1 km the road makes a sharp left turn, next to a small wooden building. Half-way through the curve you should leave the road and get onto a path signed for Saudehornet. This path, marked by blue paint. will take you north-east up to the south ridge of Saudehornet. You're now in a flat section before the steep climb up to the summit. The path continues along the ridge, and will take you up to the summit, which is marked by a cairn.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



26. June 2011

The weather forecast for this Sunday was promising so I decided to get out of bed early and head for Ørsta. My original plan was to hike Saudehornet, then traverse across to Vardehornet and descend via Nivane. But because of the snow on the north-east ridge of Vardehornet I decided to play safe and descend Saudehornet via my ascent route.

Although it was a very fine day, my views from the summit were somewhat reduced by fog. But after having waited at the summit for a few minutes most of the fog disappeared.

During my ascent I had sort of company with two other hikers, and my descent was done together with a hiker who arrived the summit a little after me. He was well known in the Ørsta mountains and gave me some useful information.
Photos 26.06.2011