Støråkfjellet from Vadset


Estimated net time 1-1½ hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water No access to drinking water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (December 2008).
Parking Room for several cars at trail head.
Start height 53 metres
Vertical metres 200 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 3.8 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Støråkfjellet trail head at Vadset.


From Ålesund drive road E39 towards east. Turn left onto road 661 at Digerneset, towards Vatne and Brattvåg. After approximately 6.5 km on this road you get to a sharp left turn and get lake Engsetdalsvatnet on your right hand side. After you have completed the left turn you will have a small car park on your right hand side. Continue another couple of hundred metres until a second widening of the road. There is a big information board for Haram municipality here. Park here.

Walk back along the way you came approximately 50 metres and locate the start of a path on the other side of the road. There is a sign here saying "Fjelltrim". Follow this path in an eastern direction. The path then turns south and becomes a gravel road. From now the path to the summit is marked by red paint. Follow this gravel road west and then a little north before it turns into a path. This well marked path takes you all the way to the summit of Støråkfjellet.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



23. December 2008

I wanted to bag one of the several small Skodje mountains this Tuesday, and my eyes fell on Støråkfjellet. It was yet another grey day, but no rain so it was set for a fine hike. And a fine hike it turned out to be; the path up to Støråkfjellet was a pleasing experience, and views from the summit was much better than I would have expected from such a low forest clad mountain. The reason for the good views are caused by two facts; the first is of course the physical location of Støråkfjellet, the second being that a fair amount of the trees around the summit have been cut down. Very enjoyable.

Photos 23.12.2008