Rotsethornet Hiking Trail
Hike with a view of Volda
- Destination: Sunnmøre
- Season: March-October
- Difficulty: Demanding
- Distance: 3.5 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
- Elevation Gain: 570 meters
- Duration: 2.5-3.5 hours
Rotsethornet is a mountain that dominates the southern view in Volda. It's a popular hike for both the locals and others in the area and probably the hike where you get the best view of Volda itself.
The mountain might look easy enough from a distance, but it's actually quite steep. In the lower areas chains, handrails and ropes are installed, so you will have some fun parts with scrambling. Combined with the views this is a varied and memorable hike.
From Volda drive towards Bergen on road E39, and stay on the road for 2 kilometers.
Just before you enter the Rotsethorntunnel, you will find a long parking lane on the left of the road.
Due to some fatal accidents and several rescue operations, it's highly recommended that you only stay on the trail when you're hiking on this mountain.
The hike starts at the end of the long parking lane, in the direction of the tunnel.
After the first short hill, turn right onto the forest road. Keep to the left in the next road junction and continue along the mountain.
When you reach the end of the forest road, you will the see sign towards Rotsethornet. The steepest part of the hike will begin here and the trail heads up through the forest. This is also where you will need to do some scrambling.
After you pass the forest, you will reach a natural viewing point called Aksla, before the trail leads you all the way up.
- Make sure to bring enough to drink for the entire hike.
- Free parking
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