Lonahorgi seen from the air
Lønahorgi is one of the few truly dominating mountains in the Voss region. You can see Lønahorgi from almost any mountain in this region, and the large scale of this massif is truly majestic. Several routes leads to the summit, but Bavalen is the normal starting point. A road takes you up along side the ski-lifts, and then a "T" trail takes you along the long ridge towards the summit.
Lønahorgi is the second highest mountain in the enormous mountain region north of highway E16 (Bergen-Voss), west of highway 13 (Voss-Vik), east of highway E39 (Bergen-Førde) and south of Sognefjorden. The greater part of this region is known as Stølsheimen. People in Voss refer to the surrounding mountains as "Vossafjella", and do not consider Lønahorgi as part of Stølsheimen. However, on this web-page, for practical purposes, I refer to this mountain region as Stølsheimen. "Vossafjella" spans several mountain areas, and is difficult to define explicitly.
Lønahorgi has a primary factor of 260m, towards the higher Kvitanosi (1433m). The high route between these mountains runs northbound via Storebrekkuna, point 1226 and Svartenut. On the M711 map, you will find 1160m contour lines defining the lowest point north and south of Storebrekkuna. Interpolated, this gives a saddle height of 1150m.
Note: Class ratings are in reference to YDS (Yosemite Decimal System).
Note: The trail described below is not necessarily the easiest trail to this mountain.
Bavalen - Lønahorgi (summer/autumn)
From Voss, follow highway E16 towards Oslo. After a few kilometers, exit left towards "Bavalen". Follow a paved road until you reach a large parking area. Park here.
A more detailed route description will follow when I do this hike again.
Follow the gravel road that runs upwards from the parking. The road will take you onto the ridge between Slettafjell and Lønahorgi. The trail begins near a cabin at the beginning of the long ridge (Vådalseggi) leading towards Lønahorgi. Follow a "T" trail all the way to the summit.
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