Stavsetfjellet is located on a narrow peninsula, between Grytafjorden and Ellingsøyfjorden. The top is located 3Km east/northeast of Taftasundet - the sound between Ellingsøya island and the mainland. The forest top is easily accessible, as a tractor road takes almost runs all the way to the top.
Because of trees, the views are limited, although you will see Haram mountains such as Storfjellet, Grøtshornet, and others, from the forest ridge. Once in this area, you can also visit Støråkfjellet, and if you study the map, you can plan for a long ridge traverse, and bike back to the starting point.
For instance, start at Støråk, hike across Støråkfjellet, across Tenfjordkleiva, up to Stavsetfjellet and down to the main road where you have a bike. This web-page will only describe an easy route directly to the top of Stavsetfjellet.
Stavsetfjellet (Norge 1:50,000: -, Økonomisk Kartverk: 207.7m, UTM 32 V 372203 6935024) has a primary factor of 140m towards the higher parent Støråkfjellet (243m). The defining saddle (approx. 32 V 374527 6934950) is found on top of Tenfjordkleiva. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is within the range 65-70m, interpolated to 68m.
On the Norge 1:50,000 map, point 203m is not the high point. The high point (208m) is located 219m further east/northeast.
Google's interactive map. You can zoom, pan and click on the markers.
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.
Ytstevågen - Stavsetfjellet
From Ålesund, follow highway E136->E39 towards Åndalsnes. From the E16/E39/Olsvika roundabout near Breivka, follow E39 13,3Km. Turn left onto highway RV661 (Skodje/Brattvåg/Vatne). Pay toll at an unmanned toll booth (coins + credit cards, AutoPass) 4,9Km after you left E39, turn left towards "Vatne/Ellingsøya/Vigra".
Follow the road to Ellingsøya for 5,6Km. Turn right onto a narrow forest road and drive 250m where you can park on a 2-car turnout. Drive carefully on this road. There are a couple of bumps.
Walk 50m eastbound and turn left (north) onto a forest road. Turn right in a junction at 90m elevation. Turn left in another junction at 120m elevation. Follow the forest (tractor) road westbound, gradually gaining elevation. The unmarked top of Stavsetfjellet is only 90m north and above the forest road, close to its end. It is easier to enter the forest in the direction of point 203m, and then come back around westbound, rather than hiking directly up from the forest road. In addition, the high point becomes much more obvious, when you come in from the west.
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