Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal

Storhaugen, 52m (Aspøya, Ålesund)

Fylke/Kommune : Møre og Romsdal/Ålesund
Maps : 1119-I Ålesund  (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Primary factor : 52m
Hiked : May 2008
See also :
See also : Other Ålesund mountains

Storhaugen on Aspøya

Storhaugen on Aspøya
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Storhaugen (Big Hill) is the highest point on Aspøya island, a part of the city of Ålesund. Aspøya is located between the islands Hessa (on which Sukkertoppen is located) and Nørvøya (on which Aksla is located).

A small park is found at the top and getting there from the car is a matter of minutes. The Ålesund views cannot compare to the views from Aksla. The locals walk their dogs in this park, and a lot of tourists end up on this hill as well.

Storhaugen on Aspøya

Storhaugen on Aspøya
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Primary factor:

Storhaugen (Norge 1:50,000: 52m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 52,16, UTM 32 V 352686 6930065) has a primary factor of 52m, being the highest point on Aspøya island.

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Trail descriptions

Notes: Class ratings are in reference to YDS. Click here for more information.

The trails described below are not necessarily the *easiest* trails to this mountain.

Route 1: To Storhaugen (all seasons)

Difficulty : Class 1 (YDS)
Exposure : No.
Distance : Approx. 500m round trip
Time : Approx. 15-20 minutes
Starting Elev.: Approx. 30m
Vertical Gain : Approx. 25m
Map of the area
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Detailed map
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(all distances are approx. distances)

From Ålesund, follow the road westbound towards Hessa and the Aquarium (Akvariet). After gaining a hill (the only hill), you're in a roundabout, and the Aspøya - Hessa bridge is just ahead. Turn right onto the Steinvågvegen road (not signed). Follow this road (which becoms Kirkegata) for 750m. Turn left onto Gangerolvs gate (not signed). The next intersection is Giskegata. Turn left and find parking (parkometer) to your left.

The route

The park is just above you. A loop road will take you to the top, which is a circular yard made of brick stone.


1. On the way up to the park 2. On top of the park 3. View from the park 4. View towards Aksla and Fjellstua

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