Hike Norway´s dramatic fjords 

Well known Geiranger attracts well over 100.000 visitors each summer. You’re not the biggest fan of crowded hiking trails? Then join us on a hiking adventure around Stranda and discover breath taking sceneries that have nothing to envy from more well known destinations in Norway. We have selected some of our favorite hikes for this trip. Wether it be stunning ridge walks, charming valleys or grandiose fjord views, you will leave this trip with amazing memories. 

During the whole trip, we stay at Stranda Lodge, a classic Norwegian hut with grass roof and timber walls. The hut has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 people. We will pick you up in Ålesund on Thursday afternoon and drive you 1,5 hour to the lodge. There, a light meal will be serve and plans for the weekend will be made.

Hiking around Stranda offers a variety of trails that suit every skill or fitness level.

 

Day 1 – Blåhorna

For this first day, we will start with a hike following the first segment of Stranda Fjord Trail Race course. After hiking up to Lievarden, we will follow the ridge towards Mønet and up to Mt Blåhorna, our first major summit of the weekend. Weather permitting, we should get a good 360° panorama over the area. From this first summit, we will aim towards Heimste Blåhorna and finish our day by following the ridge down towards Stranda. For those looking for a bit of excitement, this ridge offers a first foray into more technical terrain. Once back at the lodge, you will relax and enjoy the evening air while your guide prepares dinner.

Day 2 – Slogen

Today, we set our aim towards the summit of the queen of the Sunnmøre alps, Mt. Slogen. One of the most majestic mountains in the area, Slogen offers with a breathtaking view and amazing alpine hiking. We start our hike from Liasætra, a old mountain farm in the valley above Stranda. The trail will lead us all the way in to Patchell hut, a mountain hut originally built around 1920 by Charles Watson Patchell. He was one of the first British alpinist who explored the area in the late 1800’s. It should take around 3 hours to reach the hut and from there, another 2,5 hours to the summit.

Day 3 – The old post road

For the last day of this trip, we will hike a classic trail located close to Stranda. After a 20min drive, we reach the small hamlet of Ljøen. From here, we will follow an old postal route past  Ljøbrekka and to Styggedalsvatnet. Although the direct translation means Ugly valley lake, it’s hard to understand where this name comes from once you see this valley. From the lake, we will hike up the ridge to Båsenibba, which offers some short section of technical terrain. From there, you will be overlooking Geirangerfjorden and the surrounding peaks. Once finished with today’s hike, your guide will drive you back to Ålesund where the trip ends.

Season

June – September

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Duration

3 days

From: 6500 kr

Next upcoming trip
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Important info
 

Difficulty 
Medium – This adventure suits anyone with a good fitness level and some previous hiking experience

Equipment list
Included in the price
 

 

  • Guide
  • Accommodation at Stranda Lodge
  • All meals during the trip
  • All tranports during the trip

What do our clients say?

“The hike was to the Saksa summit, it was breathtaking views from the top, the raw nature and the peaceful up there …just amazing.
– Safaa Yousef, Hiking 2015

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Travel to Ålesund

We recommend you travel to Ålesund by plane. Find out more information about flights and other means of transportation below.

Flight connections

Oslo (10 daily) by SAS and Norwegian

Bergen (5 daily) by SAS and Widerøe

Stavanger (2 daily) by SAS

Trondheim (2 daily) by SAS

Amsterdam (daily) by KLM
Departure Amsterdam to Aalesund (14:25/20:40)
Departure Aalesund to Amsterdam (06:30/17:05)

London Gatwick (Mon/fri) by Norwegian
Departure London Gatwick to Ålesund (Man/Fre 11:35)
Departure Ålesund to London Gatwick (Man/Fre 15:10)

By car

Driving to Stranda? Follow this link to find your way to us.

Oslo – Stranda 561 km
Bergen – Stranda 396 km
Trondheim – Stranda 360 km
Ålesund – Stranda 67 km

By bus to Stranda

Follow the following link to access the busses’ timetable. Your Norwegian ins’t on par? Fear not, you can translate the whole website to english via the button located in the upper right corner.