6 Things to Do in Orsta That You Shouldn't Miss

 Ørsta (help·info) is a municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is part of the Sunnmøre region of Western Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Ørsta. Other villages in the municipality include Hovdebygda, Flåskjer, Leira, Liadal, Urke, Bjørke, Barstadvik, Åmdalen, Follestaddalen, Nordre Vartdal, Vartdal, Sæbø, Sætre, Store-Standal, and Ytre Standal.

1. Saksa

Ytre-Urke 54 | Norangsfjorden, Orsta 6196, Norway Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Hiking Trails
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Saksa

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 Leknes, or take the car with you to Urke. Worth noting The tour down from the southern peak and through a narrow gorge between the south peak and the middle peak may be regarded as demanding with some moderate climbing. The view is best from the southern peak in any case.

Reviewed By venisonking - Ontario, CanadaOntario, Canada

worth the walk up the stairs!

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 and stop along the way, th

2. Saudehornet

Vikeoeyrane 4, Orsta 6150, Norway Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Hiking Trails
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Saudehornet

This fine peak gives fantastic views over the mountains in the region, with the orstafjord and orsta town centre straight below. Season May-Oct. Duration 3-4 hours. Distance and total height gain: From the centre 5.7 km. 4,265 ft. From the waterworks: 3,805 ft total height gain, 4.2 km. Access Bus or drive on the E39 to orsta.

Reviewed By BjR1956 - Alesund, NorwayAlesund, Norway

Flott utsikt

Kjørte vegen rett opp fra Ørsta sentrum til parkeringsplassen ved vannverket i Vikedalen.Fulgte så vegen videre oppover til vi kom til skilt merket Saudehornet/Vallahornet der vi fulgte stien videre vest for Vikeelva.Fin sti helt til toppen, dog de siste

3. Molladalen

Melboen 1 | Melbøsætra, Orsta 6174, Norway Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Valleys, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails More
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Molladalen

Reviewed By Terje V

Norges vakreste ?

En fantastisk opplevelse å gå fra Barstadvika og opp til Molladalen. Fin sti hele veien, etterhvert noe brattere og Molladalstindene dukker opp i synsfeltet. Dette gir motivasjon til videre vandring mot selve Molladalen og vannet. Vel fremme er det bare å

4. Hellevegen

Fv55 8 | Barstad, Orsta 6156, Norway Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Scenic Walking Areas More
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Hellevegen

Reviewed By NathalieRei - Volda, NorwayVolda, Norway

Hellevegen - ei romantisk historie ?

Hellevegen er ei hellelagt rås opp til Brekkesætra i Ørsta. Hans I. Brekke (1868-1943) bygde denne vegen. Hans var frå Nergarden på Brekke, gnr. 19, bnr. 1. Han var ikkje gift. Hans byggde denne vegen fordi han var betatt av ei budeie som sætra på Brekkes

5. The Ivar Aasen Centre

Indrehovdevegen 176, Orsta 6160, Norway Sights & Landmarks, Museums, Specialty Museums, Historic Sites, History Museums More
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The Ivar Aasen Centre

THE IVAR AASEN CENTRE, with its special focus on language and literature and its unique architecture guarantees you a wealth of memorable experiences while you are here and plenty of food for thought after your visit. Opened in 2000, the main building was designed by the Norwegian master architect Sverre Fehn and boasts the most prestigious architectural award that Norway has to offer. THE INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS AND EXHIBITS have so much for visitors to see and do - time will simply fly by! Every single day, they present something new about the languages of the world and from the current debate on the language situation in Norway. IVAR AASEN (1813-96) was the language researcher and writer who changed the course of Norwegian history. He created New Norwegian, a written language based on living dialects all over the country, and some of Norway's best loved songs came from his pen. The CAFETERIA offers you tasty meals and snacks and the chance to browse through the day's news in papers from many parts of Norway. The GIFT SHOP contains hundreds of articles and gifts, many of which are exclusive to the Centre, at a wide range of prices. GUIDED TOURS are organised every hour throughout the summer season, or as and when the need arises. Every Tuesday and Friday their friendly farm cat Lurivar will take children on a tour designed especially for them.

Reviewed By ren_alk - Volda, NorwayVolda, Norway

History and architecture.

This is a museum celebrating and telling the history of Ivar Aasen, the founder of one of the two versions of written Norwegian. If history or literature does not interest, the building itself is a masterpiece, designed by celebrated Norwegian architect S

6. Orsta Ski Centre

Bondalseidet, Orsta 6150, Norway Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Ski & Snowboard Areas
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orsta Ski centre is located in the middle of the beautiful Alps of Sunnmore, in the western part of Norway. The ski centre is suitable for everyone, young and old, with various difficulties and with a childrens area. One chair-lift and three lifts provides transportation to the various runs. Those who enjoy cross-country skiing, can use 17 km of tracks. 5 km of the tracks are with lights and can be used after dark. The company Bakkar og Berg has buildt offroad-tracks for bicycles, which can be enjoyed during spring, summer and autumn. orsta Ski centre provides bicycles and ski-equipment for rental. The orsta Ski centre is located a ten minutes drive from the town centre towards “Saebo”.

Reviewed By SolveigHansine - Split, CroatiaSplit, Croatia

Skiing in Norway is nice!!

A pretty nice place to go skiing, close to everything, decent price. It's not amazing, but it's not bad, so it is pretty perfect for a short skiing trip!!

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