Langenestinden Hiking Trail

Hike with a view of Hjørundfjorden

  • View from Langenestinden towards Hjørundfjorden.

    View from Langenestinden towards Hjørundfjorden. Photo: Krister Bjerke Haddal

  • The power plant. Parking along the road.

    The power plant. Parking along the road. Photo: Krister Bjerke Haddal

  • View from the lake. The correct chute is marked by the blue arrow.

    View from the lake. The correct chute is marked by the blue arrow. Photo: Krister Bjerke Haddal

  • Just below Langenestinden. Most of the route is visible, with the lake and the valley further down.

    Just below Langenestinden. Most of the route is visible, with the lake and the valley further down. Photo: Krister Bjerke Haddal

  • Fladalsvatnet.

    Fladalsvatnet. Photo: Krister Bjerke Haddal

Essential info

  • Destination: Sunnmøre
  • Season: June-September
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Distance: 7.3 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 910 meters
  • Duration: 4-5 hours

About Langenestinden

Langenestinden is a mountain in the Sunnmøre Alps. It offers a breathtaking and airy view of the Hjørundfjord. The last part of the hike is steep, but only short sections of the trail require scrambling.

This hike will take you through the Fladalen valley, and at the end of the valley, you will find Fladalsvatnet lake. This is worth a hike of its own and is a great place to camp. 

Getting there

From Ålesund, take road E39 towards Bergen. After about 25 minutes driving you reach the ferry from Solavågen to Festøya. When the ferry docks at Festøya, drive towards Standal on road 70. 

After you pass Standal, the road will change to gravel and start to climb in altitude. When you leave the forest behind start looking for the power station to your right where you can park your car along the road. There is also a parking lot a few hundred meters further along the road. 

Trail description

From the parking lot, follow the gravel road to the left of the hydro plant. When the gravel road ends, you will find the trail to the left of the small cabin. The trail will split further up. Go to the right across the small river, and follow the trail all the way to the lake. 

From the lake, you're starting on the steepest part of the hike. The trail is vague in this area. Pick the most visible chute going up the mountain. It's a bit to the left as marked with a blue arrow in one of the pictures. 

When you reach the bottom of the chute, there is some scrambling, but the trail will be visible again. Follow the trail all the way up.  

Facts

  • You you can drink the water from the river and the lake. 
  • Limited phone signals in the valley

Amenities

  • Free parking

Map

Questions or comments? Let us know.

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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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