Ytstevasshornet from Svartevatnet


Estimated net time 3-4 hours
Difficulty There are no technical difficulties, but you should show some care above the steps a little below the top of Vassdalen; if icy you risk a nasty fall down into the narrow valley.
Drinking water Several sources of running water up through Vassdalen.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (September 2013).
Parking Room for many cars at trail head.
Start height 540 metres
Vertical metres 815 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 7.7 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Start of path to Ytstevasshornet from dam at 570m.
  Towards Vassdalen and man-made boulder stairs.


From the ferry port at Aursneset drive 24.4 km towards Stranda on road 60, until you get to a big car park on your right hand side, 300+ metres before the Sykkylven-Stranda municipality border. Park here.

Start your hike by walking towards Stranda, on the right hand side of the road, almost to the municipality border. Turn right onto a service road and follow it south-west 220 metres. Turn left and follow the road 140 metres, and then turn right and head uphill to the small dam at 570m. From the dam locate a path heading into the forest on the left hand side of the stream and follow this path uphill. When you get up to a little below 800m the path changes to man-made steps (probably a couple of hundred steps made of boulder), and you should head uphill on these steps. Above the steps continue a little into the valley and head uphill towards right once you're close to the small lakes. There are no path up here and you just have to walk a tiny touch north of west, all the way to the summit, which is marked by a small cairn (there's a bigger cairn on the "main" mountain).

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



08. September 2013

Elisabeth and I had been to Ystevasshornet once before, and on both occasions we had excellent conditions.

Photos 08.09.2013