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The hike to Rørsethornet (659 masl.) will make your heart beat raise and for sure take your breath away. On this trip is an advatage to be comfortable with heights. When reaching the top you will have the most amazing 360-degree view of the horizon, fjords and surrounding mountains. Seeing the sunset ,as well as the sunrise, from Rørsethornet are two other amazing experiences. Along the stairs you will find picnic areas and viewpoints, one of them is Sherpanakken. In addition you can also hike from Rørsethornet to Ræstadhornet to make the trip even longer. The path is marked and there is a spacious parking lot at the end of the stairway in Råkvåg. 

Parking and bus

Park by RV RV668 un Rakvåg at the north side of the Island, and follow the signposted stone path from there. It is an open ridge from Rørsethornet (659 masl.) over to Ræstadhornet.

If you prefer to travel bu bus check out Bus to hike here

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 - the impressive work is worth a visit. In addition you get a fantastic view to the mountains, fjord and sea.

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  • Rakvåg
  • 6475 Midsund
70 23 88 00


Total ascent:
  • 659m
Level of difficulty:
  • Challenging (red)
  • 4.8km
  • Short (0.5-3h)
  • Autumn
  • Summer
  • Spring

Where is Midsundtrappene - Rørsethornet - The worlds longest continuous stone staircase?