Æafjellet and Ramsberget are the two tops exceeding 100m elevation on Fjørtofta island. The paths to Æafjellet have been traveled many times, while the path to Ramsberget is fairly vague. Both tops are easy to reach, and Æafjellet is excellent for small children.
As you need to take a ferry (or passenger boat) to get to Fjørtofta, a trip to the island should be planned. Use MRF's ferry table to avoid spending half the day waiting for the ferry. If you get easily seasick, then pick a calm and sunny day for your visit. The distance at sea is 12Km (direct route), and the ferry trip takes approx. half an hour. Be aware that the ferry might stop at Dryna island.
Ramsberget (Norge 1:50,000: 107m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 106,92m, UTM 32 V 367466 6955296) has a primary factor of 39m, towards the higher parent Æafjellet (113m). The saddle is found between the two tops. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is within the range 65-70m, interpolated to 68m.
Æafjellet (Norge 1:50,000: 112m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 112,56m ~ 113m, UTM 32 V 366798 6955054) has a primary factor of 113m, being Fjørtofta island high point.
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The trails described below are not necessarily the *easiest* trails to this mountain.
Æafjellet (from north)
From Ålesund, follow highway E136->E39 towards Åndalsnes. From the E136/E39/Olsvika roundabout near Breivka, follow E39 13,3Km. Turn left onto highway RV661 (Skodje/Brattvåg/Vatne). Pay toll at an unmanned toll booth (coins + credit cards, AutoPass) 1,5Km later. 8,7Km after you left E39, you reach the 659(Brattvåg)/661(Vatne) junction. Turn left towards Brattvåg.
13,6Km later (from this junction), turn right towards the ferry to Dryna/Harøy/Fjørtofta, and continue 600m down to the ferry harbor.
On Fjørtofta, drive 400m and then turn right. Drive 1Km and you will see a tractor road to your left, heading across the meadow. You can (probably..) park at a turnout 100m ahead. At least you don't block for any tractor traffic.
Follow the tractor road. After 350m, the tractor road turns into a path. Continue southbound 400m on this path, and then the path climbs west up to the Æafjellet high point. You will find a mailbox that may contain a summit logbook.
If you want to include Ramsberget on your hike, then walk off-trail through the forest, in the direction of Ramsberget. When you get to the southwest foothills, you will see only one logical place to ascend. It is a bit steep, and you may need to use your hands at the top. The top is marked by a green mailbox, "hidden" among the trees at the top. Descend to the northeast, and you may find the vague path that runs all the way down to the road. Follow the road back to your car (1Km).
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