Melshornet Hiking Trail

Hike with a view of the Sunnmøre Alps

  • Snipsøyrvatnet

    Snipsøyrvatnet Photo: Krister Bjerke Haddal

  • Photo: Krister Bjerke Haddal

  • Photo: Krister Bjerke Haddal

  • Parking

    Parking Photo: Krister Bjerke Haddal

Essential info

  • Destination: Sunnmøre
  • Season: March-October
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 6.6 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 550 meters
  • Duration: 2-3 hours

About Melshornet

Melshornet is the most visible mountain in Hareid, and a popular trip among the locals. 

This hike offers a nice view along the trail and from the summit.

Getting there

From Hareid stay on road 35 towards Hjørungavåg, and follow this road along the mountain for approximately 8 kilometers. 

When you're getting close, the road will start to run uphill. At the highest point of the road, you will find the parking spot to your right. 

There are also signs marking the trailhead from the road. 

If the parking is full, go back the road about 500 meters and park your car at the shooting range. 

Trail description

From the parking spot just stay on the gravel road. You will soon pass two trail junctions. Go up and to the left on both occasions. 

The trail then follows the ridge all the way to the summit. 


  • No running water so bring enough water for the whole hike.


  • Free parking


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By Krister Bjerke Haddal

Krister loves to hike and experience the wonder of nature, in Norway and other countries. 

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