Nystøylhornet, Jan 3 2021

A superb walk on the coastline

Our route across Nystøylhornet
Tops visited
Peak/Place Height PF Location WCP
Nystøylhornet 600m 382m Vanylven, Norway WCP

Sunday, Week 53:  I woke up to a beautiful day and it was the perfect day for skiing in the Sunnmøre alps. The only problem was that I didn’t feel like going skiing. It was quite a lot of that during the Christmas break. So, I decided to drive to Vanylven to hike Nystøylhornet instead.

After breakfast, Karma was acting strange. She ran down the stairs and sat in front of the front door. I let her sit and after a while she came running up and wanted to go onto the balcony. I let her out and a minute later, I heard howling like I never hear howling before. I looked at her, and she was howling just like a wolf. Mouth to the sky.

Karma on the balcony

What the heck is going on? Could it be…


Actually, she has just completed her heat period. Could this be an announcement of some kind? Internet for dogs? I wish I had captured it on video.

We then sat course for Vanylven and the 11:45am ferry from Larsnes to Åram.

Nystøylhornet seen on the way to Larsnes

I parked by the Åram church and we followed the marked path up the mountain. The path was covered with ice and a layer of snow above. I decided early on that we would NOT be coming down this way!

On our way up the mountain

It was a nice hike up the mountain, with lots of fine views.

Breiteigfjella in Syvden

After a while we had the summit ridge ahead of us. I looked forward to get to the top and enjoy more views.

Only the summit ridge to go…

I had forgotten to bring Karma’s suit, but fortunately there wasn’t as much snow as I thought it would be. Her socks did the job!

View towards Gurskøy island, where we live

And then we were up!

Just kidding. The treats are in my pocket…

Very nice views in all directions, like towards Kvamsøya island…


…and the Sunnmøre alps.

Saudehornet dominates the view

This was the first time I tried one of my old lenses on the my Canon EOS RP camera. The camera was very confused at first, but after a few times of turning the camera on/off and remounting the lens, I was able to get focus.

Svinøy lighthouse – 20km out in the ocean

Two more hikers came up from the other side. They arrived on top just as we were leaving and we had a short chat.

We’re getting company…

It was time to decide on the route down. I ended up with choosing a route that I would never, ever do in summer, due to evil juniper bush. But with snow, it would be tolerable. This route took us down to the main road, leaving us 1,4km along the road back to the car.

About to head down

I only had to wait 30 minutes for the ferry. Considering how infrequent the ferries come and go here, I was lucky.

Enjoying Gjøna/Saursegga view from the ferry harbor

Back on Gurskøya, I stopped on the main road (well knowing that I didn’t have any cars behind me) to capture a beautiful sky above Hareidlandet island.

That is nice…

A superb hike!

Trip statistics: 7,5 km, 620 vertical meters, 2h:15m

Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the trip:

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