|Røyrafjellet from Røyra
|Estimated net time||Less than one hour.|
|Drinking water||No access to running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (October 2012).|
|Parking||Room for a couple of cars at trail head.|
|Start height||22 metres|
|Vertical metres||130 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||1.8 km|
Assume your starting point is the Ålesund area. Drive road 61 to Sulesund and take the ferry across to Hareid. From the ferry port at Hareid follow road 61 10.7 km to the round about south of Ulsteinvik, and start measuring from here
- Choose the left exit in the round about, signed for Måløy.
- At 2.4 km turn right towards Dimna.
- At 3.8 km turn left towards Ertesvåg.
- At 6.5 km turn left towards Røren.
- At 7.0 km park on the right hand side of the road on top of a small hill.
From the small car park walk back along the road a few metres and turn left onto a gravel road. Follow this road approximately 50 metres to its end, where you're likely to find a number of bee hives. At the end of the road you'll find a path that will take you up Røyrafjellet's east ridge. From here turn left and follow the path, which mainly runs on rock, to the top at 121 metres. From here continue another 300 metres west to the summit, which is marked by a trigonometric point marker a few metres off summit.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
25. October 2012
I had meetings in Ulsteinvik this Thursday afternoon, and intended to do a hike before heading back home. And with plenty of tops still on my to-do list I wouldn't have problems finding something I had visited before. But the meeting lasted a little longer than planned so I was a little restricted if I was to hike in day light, and there was pretty rough conditions with strong wind and hail so in the end I decided to pay a visit to Røyrafjellet. While I did some quick planning the night before I didn't consider this top, so all I knew about driving directions was that I had to turn left once I had got across to Dimna.
As I approached Røyranibba I figured out that hiking from east looked easy independent of path or not, so I took a left turn where signed for Røren (Røyra), and after a few hundred metres I passed a wooden sign pointing towards Røyranibba. But I didn't see any obvious place to park except for a passing place, so decided to drive a little further. I still couldn't find anywhere to park so decided to drive to where I could turn around and then go back to the Røren junction. But when I found somewhere to turn around I quickly realised that this would be a good trail head. Hence I parked here, and was happy to find a path close to the road.
The hike along Røyranibba's east ridge was a nice experience, and I avoided any form of precipitation. But it was quite windy, and icy in places, so a bit of focus was required.
At the summit there was less wind than further down, so I spent longer time up here than planned, taking some photos and enjoying fairly nice views. Then back down the partly icy slopes and the drive back north, where I first watched a boys-12 football training and then a men's handball match, before eventually getting home a little before 10pm.