Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal
|Fylke/Kommune :||Møre og Romsdal/Vanylven|
|Maps :||1119-III Vanylven (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)|
|Primary factor :||
|Hiked :||Jan 2009 (Storebøra, Litlebøra), Feb 2012 (Kvannskarhornet, Kolgrovhornet)|
|See also :||
|See also :||Other Vanylven mountains|
Storebøra is the highest mountain on the peninsula north of Syvdseidet. The mountain is very accessible, especially in summer/autumn, when you can drive a toll road up to 390m. Marked paths lead up to Storebøra and the lower neighbour Litlebøra. This is nice skiing terrain. You also have the option to include Vorkinna (643m), located 2,6km east of the parking at 390m (described on a separate page).
The views are excellent. To the south, you see the Nordfjord tops Gjegnen (Blånibba) and Bukkenibba. You can also see Saga, Keipen and Plogen west of Ålfotbreen. To the southwest, you can see most of the prominent tops in Bremanger, Selje and Vågsøy. Stadlandet can be seen to the west, and Gurskøya and Hareidlandet tops to the north/northeast. High Ørsta and Volda peaks can be seen from the northeast to the southeast.
Kvanngrøhornet and Kolgrovhornet are two less prominent tops that are found east of Litlebøra. You can use the same starting point as Storebøra to get to these two tops.
Storebøra (Norge 1:50,000: 785m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 785,01m, UTM 32 V 320750 6892826) has a primary factor of 702m towards the higher parent Svartetua (842m). The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 325225 6890258) is found on top of Syvdseidet. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is within the range 80-85m, interpolated to 83m.
Litlebøra (Norge 1:50,000: 708m, Økonomisk Kartverk (ØK): 709m, UTM 32 V 321622 6892533) has a primary factor of 86m towards the higher parent mountain Storebøra (785m). The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 321215 6892493) is found between the two tops. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk map (5m contours), the saddle is within the range 620-625m, interpolated to 623m.
Kvannskarhornet (Norge 1:50,000: 579m, Økonomisk Kartverk (ØK): 582m, UTM 32 V 322736 6892877) has a primary factor of 74m towards the higher parent mountain Storebøra. The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 322550 6892556) is found by Lake Nøkkevatnet. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk map (5m contours), the saddle is defined through a fixed point - 508m.
Kolgrovhornet (Norge 1:50,000: 527m, Økonomisk Kartverk (ØK): 531m, UTM 32 V 323722 6892764) has a primary factor of 70m towards the higher parent mountain Kvannskarhornet. The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 323431 6892843) is found between these two tops. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk map (5m contours), the saddle is defined through a fixed point - 460,5m ~ 461m.
Google's interactive map. You can zoom, pan and click on the markers.
Route 1: Fiskå - Litlebøra - Storebøra (winter)
(all distances are approx. distances)
The nearest larger city is Ålesund. From Ålesund, follow highway E39 towards Bergen, and then RV61 towards Hareid. Take the Sulesund - Hareid ferry, and from Hareid, follow RV61 (roughly) 42Km to Årvika, 5,1km from Larsnes.
Take the Årvika - Koparneset ferry, and follow RV61 8,3km (don't take the road to Syvde!). Turn right onto the Eide/Rusta road and follow it for 4,2km. On your right-hand side, you should see the beginning of the Fjellvegen forest road (signposted). There is no designated parking, so find parking somewhere suitable, or ask for permission to park on someone's property.
From Ørsta/Volda, take the Volda - Lauvstad ferry, follow RV652 (passing Syvde along the way) until you meet RV61. Turn left, drive 1,4km and turn right onto the Eide/Rusta road as described above.
Follow Fjellvegen forest road 2,2km up to the summer parking at 390m elevation (N62.11557 E5.59604). From here, summer routes are signposted and marked by sticks. A recommended route is to aim for Litlebøra's southeast ridge and follow this ridge to the top of Litlebøra (N62.12248 E5.57948). Be aware of cornices facing north!! This is true for Storebøra as well.
Descend to the southwest to the Litlebøra - Storebøra saddle and continue directly up towards Storebøra (N62.12469 E5.56250). If there is any risk of avalanches, pass the mountain and ascend on the west ridge. The summit is marked by a large, beautiful cairn.
On the way down, descend to the meadow just north of point 605m and set course directly towards the end of the forest road.
For information about Kvannskarhornet and Kolgrovhornet, see
this trip report.