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Harøyburet is the highest point on Harøya island and in Sandøy kommune (municipality). The top is located on the south side of the Harøya island, and several paths lead to the top. This web page will describe a route from the southwest. The hike to the top only takes 15-20 minutes. You have a clear view towards Otrøya, Midøya, Skuløya/Flemsøya and the mountains surrounding Brattvåg.
In order to reach Harøya by car, you have to take the Brattvåg - Dryna - Fjørtofta - Harøya ferry. Check the ferry schedule at fjord1.no. You can also reach the island on a passenger vessel.
Harøyburet (Norge 1:50,000: 156m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 156,23m, UTM 32 V 369667 6959090) has a primary factor of 156m, being the island high point.
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The trails described below are not necessarily the *easiest* trails to this mountain.
Hagen - Harøyburet (summer/autumn)
(all distances are approx. distances)
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 Harøya, turn left towards Steinshamn and drive 1,6Km. Turn right when you see the Hørvedalen sign. Drive 300m up a narrow gravel road and find parking by the old soccer field.
Follow the path up the hill. The path initially runs directly towards Harøyburet, but turns right below the cliff and comes up via the south ridge. The summit is marked by a cairn and a trigonometric point. There is also an antenna on top.
You have the option to include Blåhammaren, also known as Litle Harøyburet (350m to the southeast) upon your descent. A path runs from the top of Harøyburet to Blåhammaren, and returns just below Harøyburet.
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