Norwegian Mountains, Sogn og Fjordane
Høgefjellet is located between Nordfjord and the southwest end of Hornindalsvatnet. The mountain itself is not very prominent, but it is easily recognized by the distinct tower on top. This is a superb Nordfjord viewpoint, and as a mountain road (not a toll road, but might be closed in the hunting season) runs all the way to the top, the mountain is also very accessible - all year around. In summer, you can drive all the way up to the Lotsstøylen cabins (430 meters) and hike or bike from here.
Lotsstøylen is also a good starting point for other peaks in this area, such as Svartegga.
Høgefjellet (Norge 1:50,000: 1022m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 1054,75m (surely wrong!), UTM 32 V 348094 6865310) has a primary factor of 212m towards the higher parent mountain Svartegga (1047m). The defining saddle (approx. 32 V 350693 6864461) is found between point 896m and Svartegga. Ref. Norge 1:50,000 (20m contours), the saddle is within the range 800-820m, interpolated to 810m.
GPS measurement read 1028m (on the ground), averaged over a 5-minute period (error margin not recorded).
Google's interactive map. You can zoom, pan and click on the markers.
Route 1: Lotsstøylen - Høgefjellet (summer/autumn)
This route description is valid per Oct 2010
(all distances are approx. distances)
The nearest larger town/village is Nordfjordeid. From here, follow highway E39 to Lote. At Lote, turn left towards Lotsberg (signposted, N61.86809 E6.07531). Drive 400 meters up to a fork, then turn left. Drive 2,2km up the forest road, then turn left at a fork (N61.87075 E6.10012). Drive 250 meters to another fork (N61.87225 E6.10338) and turn left again. Continue 150 meters up to Lotsstøylen and find parking.
Note that there is a road that passes Lotsstøylen on the south side. You can descend this way for variation.
An alternative way of ascent is to park down by Lote, and walk or bike the 1000 vertical meters up to the top.