The Sunnmøre Alps are a magnet for those who want to enjoy really wild natural surroundings.The sharp mountain peaks rise up from the fjords to heights of up to 5,000 ft above sea level in many places. Even in the summer there is snow on the sharp mountainsides and numerous hanging glaciers reinforce the Alpine impression.
The Hjørundfjord is well suited as a base for a hiking holiday, with its renowned hotels and high quality cabins and peaks such as Slogen (5,131 ft), Saksa (3,520 ft) and Skårsalen (5,059 ft) within range. Molladalen is the family-friendly alternative, though it can also pose challenges for enthusiasts with well-known peaks such as Jønshorn (4,656 ft), Randers Topp (4,639 ft) and Mohns Topp (4,396ft).
The area can be reached from Ytre Standal, but is easier to reach from Barstadvik. Other suitable bases for hiking in the Sunnmøre Alps are Ørsta, Volda, Sykkylven, Stordal and Stranda.
The Hjørundfjord is surrounded by the mountains reckoned as the core area of the Sunnmøre Alps. It is exactly the combination of fjords, mountains and living local societies which make the Hjørundfjord and the Sunnmøre Alps a varied and exciting destination.