Skålbotsheia from Engeset


Estimated net time 2-2½ hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water There is a stream down in the forest which will provide running water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (October 2015).
Parking Room for many cars at trail head, by ET Hydraulikk.
Start height 18 metres
Vertical metres 630 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 4.2 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Skålbotsheia & Litlehornet trail head at Engeset.
  Skålbotsheia & Litlehornet route towards path.
  Skålbotsheia & Litlehornet start of path.
  Skålbotsheia & Litlehornet path junction.
  Path towards Skålbotsheia from above path junction at 290m.


From Ålesund drive east on road E39, approximately 14 km, and turn left onto road 661. Drive this road approximately 9 km to the T-junction at Eidet, and turn left onto road 559 towards Brattvåg. Drive 4.5 km and turn left towards Søvik. Follow the road along Grytestranda 7.5 km and turn right where signed for "Grytestranda skule" (wooden sign). This road runs parallel to the main road, and after 1.5 km you will see wooden signs pointing right towards "Litlehornet" and "Storhornet". Drive another 100 metres and turn left, and find parking outside the company "ET Hydraulikk".

From "ET Hydraulikk" walk back up to the road, turn right, and then turn left where it's signed for "Storhornet". Walk up towards the upper house and look out for a wooden pole with red paint to the right of the house. From the wooden pole you will see more dots of red paint and a place where you can cross the fence. A path starts at the other side of the fence, and this marked path will take you through the forest and up to the path junction at 290 metres. Fork right here, and follow signs for "Storhornet".

At Storhornet, approximately 585 metres, you will find a cairn and a registration book. You will see Skålbotsheia 350 metres further north, but there's no proper path between the two tops so you need to find a route that suits you. The best route is probably to descend from Storhornet a few metres east of the cairn and then head towards Skålbotsheia on the left (west) side of the boulder in its south slopes. The summit is marked by a cairn.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



15. September 2012

A Saturday afternoon hike together with Rolv. It was raining through most of the hike and it was very windy above Storhornet.