Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal
Øyrahornet, Sandvikhornet and Skåla are three tops located on the north side of Gurskøya island. The tops are very easy to reach from Tjørvåg, Stokksund and Sandvik and if you want a longer hike, you can continue in the direction of Sollia or its neighbour tops Hestfjellet, Selsteinen and Storehanen above Moltudalen.
This page will describe the most popular routes to the tops.
Øyrahornet (Norge 1:50,000: 419m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 417m, UTM 32 V 329297 6910091) has a primary factor of 42m towards the higher parent mountain Slettheia (552m). The defining saddle (approx. 32 V 329350 6909965) is found just south of Øyrahornet. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is 375m.
Sandvikhornet (Norge 1:50,000: -, Økonomisk Kartverk: 352m, UTM 32 V 328780 6910954) has a primary factor of 14m towards the higher terrain towards Storehanen. The defining saddle (approx. 32 V 328740 6910882) is found just south of Sandvikhornet. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is 338m.
Skåla (Norge 1:50,000: 184m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 183m, UTM 32 V 330078 6911213) has a primary factor of 85m towards the higher mountain Øyrahornet. The defining saddle (approx. 32 V 329734 6910696) is found at Sandvikskaret. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is within the range 95-100m, interpolated to 98m.
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Route 1: Sandvik - Sandvikhornet
This route description is valid per February 2013
(all distances are approx. distances)
This route description starts at the place Skei in Jølster. The nearest airports are Sandane and Førde. Highway E39 runs through Skei.
From the E39/RV5 junction, drive:
The path runs north up to the powerline, then you follow it for 50-100 meters before you turn right into the forest again and continue northwest up the forest to 800m elevation where the path turns northeast and takes you to the summit (N61.53692 E6.40868) - marked by a small cairn.
Pay focus to the path. It can suddenly turn vague and you need to be on it to avoid slab areas on the south side of the mountain. If you lose view of the path, backtrack and try again until you find it.