Langfjella from Gamlestølen (ski)


Estimated net time 2½ hours
Difficulty No difficulties, but you need to stay well below potential cornices below the summit ridge and pass them on the east side and come back south to the summit.
Drinking water No stable access to running water during winter.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (March 2016).
Parking Room for many cars at the trail head car park, where the road towards Fetstølen and Drabløsstølen starts.
Start height 345 metres
Vertical metres 775 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 7.0 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Skiing route from Gamlestølen towards Langfjella.
  Skiing route from ~600m towards Langfjella.


From Ålesund drive to Magerholm on road 60 and take the ferry across to Aursneset (Sykkylven). From Aursneset drive 21.9 km towards Stranda on road 60, then take left towards Fjellsetra and continue 800 metres to where a car park has been built on the right hand side of the road. Park here.

Start skiing by crossing the road and head uphill a little right of the distinct pyramid Blåtinden. Gradually turn a little north-west from approximately 800m and pass the steep east flanks of Langfjella on the east side. Once past the cornices turn left and head south up to the summit, which is marked by a cairn.

Descend by reversing your ascent route, or some variation you're comfortable with.



12. March 2016

Elisabeth and I drove Njål to Spjelkavik for his 2-days' handball trip to Trondheim this Saturday morning, and then headed south to Fjellsetra. The plan was to ski Langfjella, and with fantastic weather there was no question when we got there. This was Elisabeth's first full hike to Langfjella, and it was indeed very enjoyable skiing.

After a fine summit stop we headed down the slopes, which in practice had two quite different sections; above the flat section around 800m and below. Above it was firm snow and fine skiing, and below it was much softer snow and still fine skiing. The only section with less favourable snow was the flat bottom section. But again I was "unlucky" with my skis and I kept loosing them from 800m, until I again went into walk mode. Bugger!

Photos 12.03.2016