Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 62.16719°N / 6.48417°E
Additional Information County: Ørsta
Activities Activities: Hiking, Skiing
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Elevation: 5059 ft / 1542 m
Sign the Climber's Log



Skårasalen is a popular mountain to visit during the ski season. It is one
of the easier 1500 meters in the Sunnmøre area, due to the road that enables
you to drive up to approximately 500 meters above sea level.

The normal route is without difficulties, but pay attention to the risk of
avalanches early in the season.

The summit should give a fantastic view and the descent is great.

Getting There

map skårasalen

For directions to Ålesund, see the Sunnmøre page.

From Ålesund follow E39 in the direction of Bergen/Volda to the ferry from
Solevåg to Festøy. Take the ferry to Festøy. After the ferry, continue to
drive in the direction of Bergen/Volda until you reach Ørsta.

In the roundabout turn left onto road number 655 towards Sæbø. Follow this
road for about 20 km. Turn right at the sign tovards Kvistadsætra. Follow
the gravel road to the end. There is a 20 NOK fee for driving at the
gravel/mountain road.

The normal route


Follow the tractor road from the parking lot. After a couple of hundred
meters there is a sign on the left side, pointing to the trail. Follow
this trail through the forest. During winter the trail might be hard to
find, but it your direction should be more or less upwards.

When you come out of the forest you should stay at the left side of where
the avalanche runs, which can be recognized because it looks like there
might be a wide river running straight down.

There is a valley between Skårasalen and Blåhornet, following this valley
you turn a bit to the left. After that turn right and follow the north
ridge to the summit. Three large cairns let’s you know that you have
reached the summit.

More information



Skiturar i Sunnmørsalpane (Skitrips in the Sunnmørsalpane area) from a local publisher Iriss Forlag

External links:

English: The Skårasalen page at the webpage

Norwegian: The Skårasalen page at



Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. For example, the Aconcagua mountain page is a child of the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits.' The Aconcagua mountain itself has many routes, photos, and trip reports as children.