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Starting the trip to Stortuva from Halskammen you get a tour with magnificent views all the way and tree tops in one!
Drive highway 70 from Sunndal or Kristiansund. When you get to Ålvundfossen proceed towards the ferry port Rykkjem - Kvanne. Right after Joker store in Ålvundfjord a road goes up to Solhøgda. Take up this road and turn to the parking in the second turn to the left.
From here there is a forest road and marked route to the first top - Halskammen. Here you have good views of Nesøya and the fjords. Continue by marked trail to Vardhaugen (688 m) follow the path further from Vardhaugen to Stortuva. It's a bit steep mountainside to Stortuva but marking and the trail is very good and navigable.
From the mountain it is an easy walk along the ridge up to the cairn on Stortuva (1036 m) From here the view is overwhelming - fjords and valleys, oceans and mountain ranges can be seen in all directions.
In the valley before coming back down to Vardhaugen goes a path down to Ålvundfossen. Follow this and you get a nice rountrip. It is not so far to go to your car when you come down on the main road. It will take you 20-30 miutes depending on your tempo.