Sukkertoppen Hiking Trail

Ålesund's favorite hike

  • Photo: Samuel Taipale

  • Photo: Samuel Taipale

  • Photo: Samuel Taipale

  • Photo: Samuel Taipale

Essential info

  • Destination: Sunnmøre
  • Season: January-November
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 3.4 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 260 meters
  • Duration: 1-2 hours

About Sukkertoppen

Sukkertoppen peak is a well know hike among the people living in Ålesund and the trail is also well used. Sukkertoppen gives you great views of the city, the fjords and the mountains. 

Getting there

By car
The trail starts by Hessa elementary school. You can park there after school hours and during weekends. 

Public transport
You can take the bus from downtown Ålesund. There are several buses going to the same area so take a look at the timetable at Entur

Trail description

From Hessa elementary school go across the street and into Sukkertoppvegen road. After the house with number 22 take a right and follow the trail up through the forest. The trail starts as a small gravel road but changes gradually to a narrower trail. The trail is easy to follow all the way up to the top. 


  • Free parking after school hours


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By Samuel Taipale

World traveler and adventure photographer at @eljackson on Instagram

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