|Horga from Bergsvikvegen
|Estimated net time||2-2½ hours|
|Difficulty||No difficulties, but a little boggy between the forest road and the path along the south-west ridge.|
|Drinking water||No stable access to running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (August 2014).|
|Parking||Room for several cars at trail head.|
|Start height||182 metres|
|Vertical metres||420 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||7.7 km|
Horga trail head along the road Bergsvikvegen towards Skålsetra.
Start measuring from the round about east of Molde centre where roads E39 and 662 intersect (this is approximately 0.8 km along E39 from the ferry port). Drive E39 east in the direction of Trondheim:
- At 3.2 km, in the round about, turn right towards Åndalsnes on road 64.
- At 18.8 km turn left onto "Bergsvikvegen".
- At 19.8 km fork right and pay toll (NOK 20 per 2014) in the unmanned toll booth.
- At 23.3 km park on the right hand side of the road where there is a small wooden building.
Start your hike by walking 120 metres back along the road and then turn right onto a forest road. Follow the forest road 250 metres and along the right curve. Then another 570 metres to a left curve. From here walk 1.1 km and leave the, by now poor, forest road a little towards right across a boggy section. Gradually turn right (north), pass a cabin on your left hand side, and turn right when you get to a path. Follow this fine path north-east all the way to Horga's summit cairn. Note that the true summit is marked by a modest cairn, but you'll find a large cairn with a summit registration book a little before you get to the true summit.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
03. August 2014
The plan for this Sunday was to hike Vesleskåla and Skåla, but Amund and I had decided to throw in Horga before driving up to Skålsetra. I thought I had found a short and good route, but we ended up with a longer and more cumbersome hike than planned, and definitely used more energy than intended. In hindsight it probably would have been just as easy to hike the normal route from road 64.