The bedrock at Sunnmøre was formed at the beginning of time. Since then, through millions of years, the shifting glaciers have dug out fjords and valleys and left behind a magnificent area of peaks and summits. It is the interaction between the Hjørundfjord glacier and the many flank glaciers that has formed the Sunnmøre Alps.
Majestic peaks and alpine mountain formations set the Sunnmøre Alps apart from other mountainous areas. The mountains rise straight from the sea to a height of 1,500-1,700 metres.