Norwegian Mountains, Sogn og Fjordane
The mountain tops Skreiatua, Geitahornet and Tarvaldsegga are located between the Drageskaret and Sandvikseidet mountain passes on Stadlandet. Geitahornet is found in the middle and is normally hiked from Drageskaret or from Leikanger. This page will however describe a route (partly off-trail) from Otneimsneset via Flødevatnet.
Geitahornet (Norge 1:50,000: 474m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 475m contour, UTM 32 V 307523 6889465) has a primary factor of 137m towards the higher parent mountain Skreiatua (515m). The defining saddle (approx. 32 V 307051 6890279) is found between these two tops. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is within the range 335-340m, interpolated to 338m.
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Route 1: Otnemsneset - Flødevatnet - Geitahornet (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/Vestkapp) and drive 3,1 to the Ervik Havfiske building on your right-hand side. Find parking here (N62.08992 E5.39098).
Cross the road and locate the mountain road that begins at a gate. Follow the road 2,1km up to Flødevatnet. The road ends here (N62.08529 E5.35926). It's a 4WD road, but it's not a road I would recommend anyone to drive.
Go off-trail and follow the boggy (and aggravating) terrain on the north side of Flødevatnet, in the direction of Hestevatnet (N62.08201 E5.34011). Continue northwest up to Geitahornet's east ridge. The unmarked high point (N62.08806 E5.31312) is found 66m north of the large cairn (N62.08747 E5.31314).
Alternative route: At Flødevatnet, follow path to Lundabrekkhornet (signposted) and then follow the ridge up to Geitahornet. This could be an easier route than the bog terrain next to Flødevatnet.