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Hornelen

Hunskar, 6727, Norway
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Trip from Hunskår is very steep, but the view improves as you ascend. Sherpas have improved the... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
RVaardal
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Majestic and mystic mountain

Highest seacliff in Europe (860 meters above sea level). Mystic mountain with stories about witches... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Espen G
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Visit Bremanger and hike northern Europe's highest sea cliff! The hike will give you a spectacular hiking experience. The trail is quite challenging and steep, but gives you fantastic views all along the way to the top. On the top you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view! You will get a great overview of the varied and scenic landscape in FjordKysten - narrow deep fjords, majestic mountains and small islands far out at sea. If you dare to, you can lie down on the edge of the cliff and look straight down on the sea 860 meters below you. You will never forget this hike, it is one of a kind! The trail is steep and challenging and this hike is suitable for experienced hikers. You should be used to walking in the mountains and in the terrain. Hiking to Hornelen is a full day trip, but it is worth the effort you put in. The view is spectacular! Season: Spring, summer and early autumn. May - September. You should not hike to Hornelen if there is snow on the mountain. You should also plan your trip well to make sure you hike in daylight. Tour description There are several trail going to Hornelen, here you will find the description of two of them. You can either start from Hunskar or Berleneset. You will get the best view if you start from Hunskar and descend to Berleneset. The duration of the hike is approximately 8 -10 hrs. and is a full day trips. It is a challenging trip and hikers should be experienced. Start Hunskar: Duration: 7-8 hrs Altitude: 860 Above sea level Start at the end of the road at Hunskar. The trail is sign posted with red T’s and stones. Go in the same direction as the road, over the Ramarhammaren, then you make a turn towards southwest. The first part of the trail can be a bit moist, but after a while the trail will be dry. The trail up towards 500 meters above sea level is steep walking on grass and moors. You will have a great view to Skatestraumen, Rugsund and Maloy. Further up you will reach a lake where you might stop for a longer break and enjoy some of your lunch. Further there is a part of the trail which is characterized by more rocky terrain. The last part is as steep, a small hill and then steeper again before you reach the top. You will find water all along the way to the top. You will spend approximately 4 hrs hiking to the top. When you reach the top you can enjoy the most fantastic view, and it will be worth the effort. There is a small stone cabin at the top where you will find the Norwegian flag that you can set up if you want to. For a less steep descent with a slightly different view, you can descend to Berleneset. The descent to Berleneset starts off on the same trail as the one you came up, further down the trail divides in two and you should go southwest.. The trail ends at the eastern side of Berlepollen. Start: Berleneset: Duration: 8-10 hrs. This route is a bit longer than the one from Hunskar, however easier to hike. This is a trail that is suitable for a long hike for the entire familiy. However hiking experience is necessary. The hike will give you a fantastic nature experience with a great view! You start out from Lisete at Berleneset. The trail is quite steep in the beginning, but gets flatter after a while. The trail is in good condition and sign marked. On the last part of the trail you will meet the trail from Hunskar. Guiding Please contact Kalvag Tourist office for information if you have enquires regarding guiding to Hornelen. Keipen turlag offers trips to Hornelen from Hunskar. Please visit their website for more information http://www.turistforeningen.no/keipen/activity.php?ac_id=32018
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30 Jul 2017
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7 Jan 2017
“Majestic and mystic mountain”
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Trip from Hunskår is very steep, but the view improves as you ascend. Sherpas have improved the ascent with stone steps, both at the beginning and at the plateau at about 700 m.a.s.l. Necessary to bring plenty of food, water is available many places as...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Highest seacliff in Europe (860 meters above sea level). Mystic mountain with stories about witches and viking kings. About seven hours, normal shape, to walk to the top and back. Fantastic wiew from the top.

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

It is a quite hard walk/climb to the top of this sea cliff at 860 meters above mean sea level. The walk starts at shore side where this enormous cliff raises straight up. 3-4 hours later in rocky, steap tracks, you are at the top....More

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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

The view from the top is simply stunning! As said previously, you can choose between two marked paths. There is the easy path from Berle, and the thougher one from Hunskår. The path from Hunskår offers a very steep terrain, but is rewarding in terms...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2015

Amazing hiking trail fra Hunskår to the top, beautiful scenery and landscape. Tough but worth it, you'll get your reward once at the top! A must do in western Norway. Looking down from the top, 860m straight down to the fjord gives you butterflies!

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Reviewed 1 August 2015

Demanding but truly awarding hike to the highest seaside cliff in (Northern) Europe. Steep trail and will take the average person 7-9 hours but is worth it.

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Reviewed 3 October 2014

We passed Hornelen late one evening on a cruise ship travelling between Ålesund and Bergen and we were just awestruck by the immensely atmospheric views as we approached the 860 meter cliff face. We were really impressed by the drama, the spectacle and the context...More

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