The hike from Aksla to Akslahornet (411 meters above sea level) follows a trail that is steep and airy, including a small 'via ferrata' with chains and iron steps at the most exposed places. From the top of Akslahornet, you can continue on the path to Digergubben and the hammock park.
The stones for the stairs were sourced from local mountains and protect the terrain from wear in a sustainable manner. They were all constructed by Sherpas from Nepal, representing an impressive work that will bring joy for hundreds of years. The Midsund Stairs at Aksla were built in 2018 at the initiative of Midsund IL.
From the parking lot at Midsundhallen, turn left on the pedestrian path on the lower side of the county road. Walk about 800 meters along the path before crossing the main road and taking the trail towards the stairs leading up to Aksla. The stairs are naturally integrated into the terrain, with varying gradients and a total elevation gain of 110 meters.
From Aksla, it's also possible to continue to Akslahorn and on to Digergubben and down to Midsund center. The route over Akslahorn to Digergubben is more challenging, traversing mountain ledges secured with chains and iron steps. It's not recommended to take small children or dogs on this hike.
- For detailed hiking descriptions, see the book: The Best Hikes in Midsund.
Take the ferry from Mordalsvågen to Solholmen. Then, drive right for about 19 km to Midsundhallen, where free parking is available.
For further route descriptions see the English edition of: De beste turene i Midsund
Learn about the Midsund stairs
The Midsund stairs consist of four hiking trails where parts of the trails are facilitated with stone steps by Sherpas from Nepal - an impressive work is a visit worhty. In addition you get a fantastic view to the mountains, fjord and sea.
- Rørsethornet (659 masl) - Norway's longest continuous stone staircase with 2200 steps
- Digergubben (527 masl) and Midsundhornet (483 masl)
- Bløkallen (522 masl) - perhaps the nicest trip along the old Kløvstien
- Aksla (110 masl) and and Akslahornet (411 masl) - the shortest trip to the viewpoint Aksla, challenging on to Akslahornet.