Sandhornet, Aug 28 2020

Another beautiful afternoon in Ørsta

Our route across Sandhornet
Tops and places visited
Peak/Place Height PF Location WCP
Sandhornet 909m 471m Ørsta, Norway WCP
Point 807m 807m 48m Ørsta, Norway WCP
Rambjørhornet 815m 39m Ørsta, Norway WCP

Friday: The day after I hiked Saudehornet, I was back in Ørsta. This time to visit Sandhornet, which I hadn’t been to so far this year.

Sandhornet ahead

I normally hike Sandhornet from the Ørsta side, but today I wanted to hike from Mosætra – or Mosetra – as the signpost there says. The toll road (NOK 50,-) is a little bumpy and narrow but is quite OK for small cars.

Arriving at Mosætra

It was a beautiful afternoon and I looked forward to spend a couple of hours on this mountain, along with Karma.


Mosætra is a nice starting point for several easy and harder walks. I’ve been to Vassdalstinden from here two times, and have also visited Midtre Raudfonndalstind from here. One route I’ve yet to do is the route to Kjerringa – which I’ve only hiked from the Romedalen side.

Lots of options

I started to think about a variation to the normal route (via Rambjørhornet), and decided to continue off-trail straight south, well below Rambjørhornet.

The normal route runs up on the ridge

We ascended the upper mountain from the east side, which was basically a sea of rocks. I don’t recommend this variation to anyone.

Rebbestadhornet seen from a new angle

But I strongly recommend visiting the top! The surrounding mountains are awesome!

View from the top

I was happy and Karma was happy!

Karma, back on Sandhornet

After a little while, another person arrived. It turned out to be the sales guy who sold me my last two Caddy Maxis. Of course, he started to talk about the next Caddy model. And when we left, he fired up the drone

See you in a year or two…

Our return would go across Rambjørhornet – along the normal route to Mosætra.

On our way to Rambjørhornet (left)

On the way down, I admired Vassdalstinden – one of the most beautiful peaks in the Sunnmøre alps and clearly one of my favorites. I hope I can find time to visit it again this autumn.


I won’t get Karma to that top, but almost. The upper part calls for some scrambling.

Vassdalstinden summit

Trip statistics: 6km, 700 vertical meters, 1h:55m

Pictures from the trip (Canon EOS RP/Iphone8):

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