Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal

Hornet / Hjørungneshornet, 185m

Fylke/Kommune : Møre og Romsdal/Hareid
Maps : xxx (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Primary factor : 157m
Visited : Feb 2007
See also : Melshornet
See also : Ulsettua
See also : Kongsvollen

Hjørungneshornet - peninsula right of Melshornet

Hjørungneshornet - peninsula right of Melshornet


Hjørungneshornet/Hornet is the easternmost top on Hareidlandet island, located just east of the historic place Hjørungavåg. An overgrown path runs up the southwest ridge, and up to the high point, where an antenna is located. This is a short and easy walk.

You get a good view towards Sula, Godøya and Melshornet (Hareidlandet), in addition to the Storfjorden mountains from Sandvikshornet by Sykkylven to Liahornet near Ørsta.

(Hjørungnes)Hornet seen from Sula

(Hjørungnes)Hornet seen from Sula

Primary factor:

Hjørungneshornet (Norge 1:50,000: 185m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 184,58m, UTM 32 V 349769 6916236) has a primary factor of 157m, towards the higher parent Ulsettua (389m). The saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 348882 6915701) is found NE of Hjørdalsvatnet. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is within the range 25-30m, interpolated to 28m.

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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.

Bakken - Hjørungneshornet (all seasons)

Difficulty : Class 1 (YDS)
Exposure : No
Distance : Approx. 1,1Km to the top
Time : Approx. 20-30 minutes to the top
Starting Elev.: Approx. 30m
Vertical Gain : Approx. 150m
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(Hjørungnes)Hornet (left) seen from Melshornet

(Hjørungnes)Hornet (left) seen from Melshornet


From Ålesund, follow highway E39 towards Bergen, and then RV61 towards Hareid. Take the Sulesund - Hareid ferry. From Hareid, turn left towards Hjørungavåg. Drive approx. 4,1Km to Hjørungavåg, then turn left (signed Korshamna/Hjørungneset). Continue 400m and turn right in the upcoming fork (Korshamna/Hjørungneset). Continue 500m and turn right (Korshamna) in this fork. Drive 200m and find a place to park, without blocking for other traffic

The route

Follow a gravel road that leads up to a farm. Step over the fence and locate an overgrown path that runs up the ridge. You pass an antenna at 60-70m elevation. Follow the path all the way to the top. The top has a broken trigonometric point. Another antenna is located nearby.

Descend your route of ascent, or continue the ridge towards Hjørnungneset, and follow a road back to the trailhead.

Trip reports and pictures

Other pictures:

1. Wide-angle view from Levandehornet (643KB) 2. Zoom view from Sulafjellet, part 2/2 (811KB) 3. Wide-angle view from Masdalhornet 4. 85mm zoom view from Garnestua 5. Storfjorden 6. Hareidlandet 7. Zoom view from Kolåstinden

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