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Hiking to Storhornet on Godøya

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time-raw5 hours
Starting point
Alnes lighthouse

This is a perfect tour if you’re looking to escape from the city. Located on Godøya, an island just outside Alesund, you’ll be all by yourself in a jiffy with a wonderful hike waiting for you.

What to expect?

The village of Alnes, located on the island Godøya, used to be one of the most important fishermen’s villages in the whole region. The Alnes lighthouse, which was built in 1876, is a relic of Norwegian coastal culture and the starting point of your hike up to Storhornet. With an elevation of in total 1600 ft (497m) you will start off at the base of the island. In no time you will reach a point where you’ll be able to look out over the whole island and straight into the North Sea. A more flat part alongside a lake will take you around the lake and up to the second part of the hike. The last and most rewarding part is when you reach the point where you can already look back out on Alesund and continue over the broad ridge on to the top of Storhornet. Throughout this whole last part the view will be a gift that keeps on giving. A stunning 360° panoramic view will let you look out over the North Sea, the city of Alesund, and the Sunnmøre Alps in the back.

What’s Included?

  • A hiking tour to Storhornet
  • An English speaking guide with the best local knowledge

Is This Experience for Me?

This tour is for you who wants to get out of town but still don’t have to go too far to be completely surrounded by nature. A moderate hike of approximately 5 hours will show you the best views and an overall superb hike.

What Do I Need to Bring?

  • Weather & Hike proof clothes - to keep you warm and comfy at all times
  • Snacks - to keep you energized
  • Water - to make sure you’re hydrated at all times
  • Camera - to capture all of the incredible views

Additional Information

Uteguiden is the biggest activity provider in the area and has guides who have the best local knowledge in town. In case you want to experience the Norwegian outdoors in a safe and enriching way they’ll make it their mission to provide you with an unforgettable experience up here in the adventure capital of the fjords.