Norwegian Mountains, Sogn og Fjordane
This page will describe hikes from the mountain pass between Hoddevika and Drage. Furehornet and Elvehornet (Vidanakken) are found south of this pass, while Mosekleivhornet, Grøtrøysa (Solumskardurda) and Langedalsnibba are found on the north side. The north side hikes will be added later to this page. Blåfjellet and Signalen are found west of Furehornet, but these tops are best reached from Hoddevika and will be described separately.
Furehornet and Elvehornet rise steeply up from the ocean and offer fantastic views - especially towards the Stadlandet south-side cliffs. These two tops can be reached through a short round trip hike (mostly along a path), and is described on this page.
Furehornet (Norge 1:50,000: 431m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 431,39m, UTM 32 V 300860 6891717) has a primary factor of 93m towards the higher parent mountain Blåfjellet (439m). The defining saddle (approx. 32 V 300486 6892371) is found between these two tops. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is within the range 335-340m, interpolated to 338m.
Elvehornet (Norge 1:50,000: 373m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 373m, UTM 32 V 302724 6891852) has a primary factor of 85m towards the higher parent mountain Grøtrøysa (507m). The defining saddle (approx. 32 V 302563 6892180) is found between these two tops. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is within the range 285-290m, interpolated to 288m.
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Route 1: Drage - Hoddevika road - Furehornet - Elvehornet (summer/autumn)
This route description is valid per Feb 2012
(all distances are approx. distances)
The starting point for this route description is the place Åheim by Vanylvsfjorden.
At the Stadlandet/Måløy junction (signposted) south of the river, follow RV620 towards Stadlandet. Drive this road 7,4km to the Selje/Stadlandet junction (signposted) above Kjødspollen. Turn right towards Stadlandet/Vestkapp and drive 10km to the Selje/Stadlandet junction (signposted) at Sandvika. Turn right towards Stadlandet/Vestkap) and drive 10km to the Hoddevik/Honningsvåg junction (signposted) above Leikanger. Drive straight ahead towards Hoddevik and continue 4,3km across Dragseidet to Drage. Turn right onto the Hoddevik road and drive 3km to the highest point on the road. Find parking alongside the road.
Head (off-trail) southwest in the direction of the Elvehornet - Furehornet saddle. After 0,5km, you'll join a path coming up on your right-hand side. Near the saddle, turn right and follow a (vague) path upwards. You'll pass a ridge top before you arrive on Furehornet high point (N62.10477 E5.18327). The top is marked by a few rocks.
Descend your ascent route, or head directly (off-trail) northwest back to the trailhead.