Storheia Hiking Trail
Climb an easy peak for views of the Atlantic Ocean Road
- Destination: Nordmøre
- Season: April-October
- Difficulty: Medium
- Distance: 2.7 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
- Elevation Gain: 220 meters
- Duration: 1.5-2.5 hours
Standing at a modest 289 meters above sea level, Storheia’s proximity to the coast and the Atlantic Ocean Road make it an easy and scenic summit. A small shelter by the peak offers protection on windy days.
The trail does lead by a marshy area, so waterproof shoes are recommended, but it’s generally possible to avoid getting wet. Deer sometimes graze in the area, so keep an eye out.
The trail to Storheia is a short detour from Norwegian Scenic Route Atlanterhavsvegen.
From Kårvåg, at the eastern end of the scenic route, follow road 247 southwest and around the coast for about 8 kilometers.
Just after the red barn on the left-hand side of the road, turn left and drive up into the carpark behind the community hall.
The trail begins from the carpark behind the community hall.
Follow the trail to the west above the red barn. It then swings to the right, across the small field and into the forest.
The trail winds up through the forest before emerging in a marshy area. Watch your step to avoid wet feet before turning left and following the clear trail through the heather covered hillside to the top.
From the top you can see the Atlantic Ocean Road to the northwest, neighboring mountains to the west, and the mountain range to the south.
- Free parking
- Small shelter by the peak
Where to stay
There are varied lodging options along the Atlantic Ocean Road, with some stunning locations available.
Håholmen Havstuer is a hotel, restaurant, and pub occupying the former fishing village of Håholmen. Situated on a tiny island, the hotel is accessed by boat from Geitøya Island on the Atlantic Ocean Road.
Not far from Farstad Beach is Hustadvika Guesthouse where every room comes with a sea view.
The Atlantic Road Cabins (Atlanterhavsveien Sjøstuer) in Kårvåg offer fully self-contained cabins and camping.
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