Snowshoe overnight trip – Patchell hut

Let us show you some of our hidden gems during this 2 day winter hiking trip in the Sunnmøre Alps. Come explore the snowy mountains, soak in the views of the surrounding peaks and spend the night warming up by the fire in a historic mountain hut. 

Day 1 – 8 km and 400 vertical meters 

You will meet up with your guide at our activity center in Stranda on the first morning. There, you will receive a trip briefing and all the necessary equipment for your trip. After a short drive, you’ll start hiking from Engeset, up the Engesetelva river and into the upper valley, surrounded by towering mountains. The main goal of the first day, is to get familiarized with your equipment and with the Sunnmøre alps.

After a few hours of snowshoeing, you will reach Patchell hut. Named after a famous British explorer and mountaineer, it sits at the foot of Mt Slogen, Queen of the Sunnmøre alps. While your guide starts a fire and cooks dinner, you will have the chance to sit back and enjoy the last rays of the afternoon sun over the silent giants all around you.


Day 2 – 9 km and 100 vertical meters

After a cozy night and delicious breakfast, you will start moving towards the village of Urke. Your path today will bring you right under Mt Smørskredtindane and Mt Slogen. After the long way down back to the fjord, you’ll deserve a hot beverage. Why not enjoy it at the historic Hotel Union Øye, right next to the Hjørundfjord, where you’ll end your trip.

We can provide you with all the necessary equipment and food for the trip. You’ll only need your personal gear and enough snacks for every day. Check out the pack list so that you don`t forget anything important. And don’t forget your camera to document this unforgettable adventure with us.


Jan – May



2 days
Meeting time 09.00 in Stranda

From: kr

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Included in the price

  • Guide
  • Snowshoes
  • Poles
  • Dinner first night
  • Breakfast second day
  • Accommodation
  • Transport to start
  • Transport finish - Stranda

Equipment list
Important info

Moderate – Prior hiking experience is recommended for this trip.

Meeting point
The trips starts at our activity center in Stranda. We can also arrange transports for groups from Ålesund

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Travel to Stranda

We recommend you travel to Stranda by plane via Ålesund. We can provide you with a shuttle from the airport or you can rent a car at the airport. It takes about 1,5 hour to drive from Vigra airport to Stranda and 1 hour from Ålesund to Stranda, including one ferry crossing in both cases. It´s also possible to travel by bus from Oslo, Bergen or Trondheim.


Ålesund - Vigra are the closest airport




By car

Looking for your way to Stranda? Google Maps is there for you! Click on 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

 Follow this link to find the time schedule for buses. Your Norwegian isn't on par? Look in the upper right corner of the web page to translate into English.