Fausateighornet, Storheirøra & Sjurlihornet from Fausaskiftet
Fausateighornet Storheirøra Sjurlihornet
|Estimated net time||3-4 hours|
|Drinking water||No access to running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route.|
|Parking||Room for several cars at trail head.|
|Start height||345 metres|
|Vertical metres||800 metres for the roundtrip|
|Trip distance||10.2 km|
|Route photo||Start of the path leading towards Fausateighornet.|
From Ålesund drive to Magerholm and take the ferry across to Aursneset. From the ferry port drive 21.9 km towards Stranda on road 60, then take left towards Fjellsetra, and continue for 6.0 km until you get to the intersection between the roads going to Fausa, Ramstaddalen and Fjellsetra. Turn right here, and drive 200 metres to a small car park on the left hand side of the road. Park here.
From the car park there is a private road going uphill towards east. Follow this road up to the second group of cabins. Here you will see a vague path going off to the left, signed by red paint on a tree and a red pole in the ground. Follow this path all the way up to Fausateighornet.
From Fausateighornet follow the path north towards Storheirøra, and then onwards to Sjurlihornet. Note that the path north of Fausateighornet is vague in many places, but the terrain is firm and it is obvious where to walk so there is no real need for a path.
From Sjurlihornet follow the ascent route back to the car.
14. June 2008
After the less enjoyable hike to Kleivdalsfjellet last night I was not in the mood for wet snow this Saturday. Hence I would need to stay below 1000 metres. Neither did I want to drive very far from our cabin at Fjellsetra. I therefore decided to do the Fausateighornet-Storheirøra-Sjurlihornet hike, and as opposed to the hike I did with Arnt last October I would come back the same way as my ascent route.
I set out from the north-east shore of Nysetervatnet at 08:55, and was looking forward to a nice hike in gorgeous weather. Because of the rain during the last week the path was a little wet most of the way up to Fausateighornet, but this had no impact on the joy of hiking these mountains on such a fine day.
The whole hike was pretty uneventful, but there was no need for any spectacular events to make this an enjoyable morning.