Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal

Sætrefjellet, 877m (Setrefjellet)

Fylke/Kommune : Møre og Romsdal/Sykkylven
Maps : 1219-I Stranda (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Primary factor : 167m
Hiked : Nov 2007 
See also : Lafjellet/Blåtinden
See also : Auskjeret
See also : Aurdalsnibba
See also : Revsdalshornet
See also : Roaldshornet
See also : Other Sykkylven mountains


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Sætrefjellet is the lowest peak in the mountain range facing Velledalen and Lake Nysætervatnet. In addition to Sætrefjellet, this range consists of (a.o.) Urfjellet, Revsdalshornet, Blåtinden and Auskjeret. Sætrefjellet is probably the most visited of them all, with ski-lifts running all the way to the very top of the mountain. When the snow is gone and the lifts are no longer running, Sætrefjellet is still an easy walk.

Primary factor:

Sætrefjellet (Norge 1:50,000: 877m, Ø.K.: -, UTM 32 V 382818 6914807) has a primary factor of 167m towards the higher parent Revsdashornet (1006m). The defining saddle is found between the two tops. Ref.  Norge 1:50,000 (20m contours), the saddle is within the range 700-720m, interpolated to 710m.



This height (877m) may or may or not be correct. Personal GPS measurement on the summit read 892m (4-5m error margin), while the cairn point (120m SE)read 885m (1-2m error margin). The GPS reported 877m more than 200m SE of the high point.

Given the fact that Økonomisk Kartverk does not have a trigonometric point, chances ARE that the height 877m is inaccurate. Sætrefjellet could well be up to 10m higher.


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Trail descriptions

Notes: Class ratings are in reference to YDS. Click here for more information.

The trails described below are not necessarily the *easiest* trails to this mountain.

Sætrefjellet via Fjellseter skitrekk (summer/autumn)

Difficulty : Class 1 (YDS)
Exposure : No
Distance : Approx. 2Km to the top
Time : Approx. 1,5 hours to the top
Starting Elev.: Approx. 350m
Vertical Gain : Approx. 530m
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(all distances are approx. distances)

From Ålesund, follow highway E39 towards Bergen, and then highway RV60 (Stranda) to the Magerholm - Ørsneset ferry. This ferry runs quite often; every 20 minutes in the busy hours of the day. From Ørsneset, follow RV60 (Stranda) approx. 22,4Km and turn left towards "Fausa/Fjellsætra". Drive 2,2Km to the main parking by the ski-lifts.


The route

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The route

Walk up along the ski-lifts. This is an easy walk, although steep higher up. There is no bush to fight, but the ground can be soft in places. At 750m, the upper ski-lift begins. You'll pass a barrack here. The ski-lift runs up to the summit. Follow it.

The (unmarked) high point is 60m north of where the ski-lift ends. Before that, you'll pass a cairn. The cairn does not mark the high point.

As a variation, back at the barrack at 750m, head down on the north side of the creek, and follow the winter skiing slope back down.

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