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Worth the Effort

This is not to be confused with the steps in Alesund. This is a hike about 2 hours away from... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Allegra H
worth the effort!!!

amazing hike!!!! we do hike when we are on holidays but are not superwell trained hikers. it took... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Jojanneke S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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The views over the fjords and mountains in the Sunnmore Alps are spectacular. Season Jun-Oct. Duration 2-3 hours. Distance and total height gain: 3 km. 3,520 ft. Access Bus or car/ferry in the direction of Saebo. Take the ferry without the car to...more
Ytre-Urke 54 | Norangsfjorden, Orsta 6196, Norway
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

This is not to be confused with the steps in Alesund. This is a hike about 2 hours away from Alesund. You'll want to go to Urke. We were in Volda so we drove to Saebo and then took a ferry over to Urke. This...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

amazing hike!!!! we do hike when we are on holidays but are not superwell trained hikers. it took us 3 hours to get all the way to the top, and the last part was steep and exposed and a bit scary but still doable!! I...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

There are reviews here from the stair climb in Alesund. Not sure what the deal is. But Mt. Saksa is in Urke, across the fjord from Saebo. It is about 4 to 6 hours roundtrip depending on how long you stay at the top. We...More

5  Thank gzimm
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Everyone seems to know in advance that there will be 418 steps to climb to reach the top....and the view at the top is worth it! Just take your time, rest as often as needed, and use the handrails for support. No worries, it is...More

3  Thank suzinvt
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Not an easy hike for someone completely out of shape but there's also plenty of rest stops to just enjoy the views as you head up. I think the more interesting views are not even the ones at the very top.

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Reviewed 7 August 2016

I separately walked and jogged up these stairs and they provide a good workout. The views keep on improving as you climb. Well-worth the free exercise!

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Reviewed 7 July 2016

From the town you can see the stairs...all 418 steps. You get to them by walking through this really nice park. It is steep if you are afraid of heights...but worth the hike up and it was very crowded. But you can take your time...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2016

We were told it was a must do and it was. Both of us are a little advanced in age and made it easily, but found the icy steps a little challenging. Would be brilliant in summer. Great view of the city and surrounds. Beware...More

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Rebecca J
25 April 2017|
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Response from suzinvt | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I'm sorry, I can't answer your question directly from personal experience, but in researching it I came across a New York Times article that might prove helpful! It is entitled "Chasing Summer in Norway," by Gabriel... More