Norwegian Mountains, Sogn og Fjordane

Dalskarhornet, 449m

Fylke/Kommune : Sogn og Fjordane/Selje     
Maps : 1119-III Vanylven (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Primary factor : 116m
Hiked : Mar 2009
See also :
Tarvaldsegga Store Krokhornet
Storebøra Nystøylhornet
Rivjehornet Kjerringa/Vestkapp
Berstadhornet Elvehornet & Furehornet
Geitahornet Kvamfjellet/Flistrahornet
Svartehornet Varaldsfoten & Stålet
Heidane & Høgegga  
See also : Other Sogn og Fjordane  mountains


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Dalskarhornet is a pointy top, located above the Leikanger village on the Stadlandet peninsula, belonging to the municipality of Selje. A path runs from the Dalskaret pass (230m) and up the southeast ridge. A big antenna is located on the summit, from where you can see all the major tops on Stadlandet.


Dalskarhornet and the southeast ridge

Dalskarhornet and the southeast ridge
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Primary factor:

Dalskarhornet (Norge 1:50,000: 449m, Økonomisk Kartverk: Highest contour: 445m, UTM 32 V 306061 6894168) has a primary factor of 116m towards the higher parent Nobba (508m). The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 305504 6893777) is found between these two tops. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is within the range 330-335m, interpolated to 333m.

GPS measurement read 449m (on the ground), averaged over a 5-minute period (error margin not recorded).

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Trail descriptions

Route 1: Dalskaret - Dalskarhornet (summer/autumn)

Difficulty : YDS Class 1
Exposure : No
Distance : Approx. 750m to the top (2D distance)
Time : Approx. 25 minutes to the top
Starting Elev.: Approx. 230m
Vertical Gain : Approx. 220m to the top
Map of the area
Map of the area
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Detailed map
Detailed map
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(all distances are approx. distances)

The nearest larger city is Ålesund. From Ålesund, follow highway E39 towards Bergen, and then RV61 towards Hareid. Take the Sulesund - Hareid ferry, and from Hareid, follow RV61 (roughly) 42Km to Årvika, 5,1km from Larsnes.

Take the Årvika - Koparneset ferry, and follow RV61 past Eidså, Fiskå, Sylte and Åheim (32km). At Åheim, turn right towards Stadlandet/Vestkapp. Follow RV620 7,8km. Just after Kjødspollen, turn right towards Stadlandet/Vestkapp. Follow RV620 19,8km to Leikanger. At the Eltvik/Borgundvåg junction, continue straight ahead and drive 2,9km up a curvy road to the Dalskaret pass. Find parking on the left-hand side in the pass.

The route

Follow a forest road which quickly turns into a forest path. Follow the path towards the southeast ridge. The marked path continues past Dalskarhornet on the south side, so make sure you get on the (less visible) path up the southeast ridge. The summit has no summit marker but there is a big antenna installation at the top.

Pictures, Mar 7 2009

0. Trip tracks 1. The trailhead 2. Leikanger 3. Leikanger 4. Wide-angle view from Dalskarhornet 5. Kjerringa on Stadlandet 6. Wide-angle view from Dalskarhornet 7. Wide-angle view from Dalskarhornet 8. 85mm zoom view from Dalskarhornet 9. Dalskaret 10. The installation on top 11. Looking back on Dalskarhornet

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