Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal
Sollihornet, 570m (Lidahornet)
The Vanylven tops Litlekrokhornet, Storekrokhornet, Olaliheida / Sollihornet (aka Lidahornet) all rise up from Krokedalsvatnet. Krokevika is a good starting point if you want to visit these tops, and this page describes the route up Krokvikdalen to Litlekrokhornet and Olaliheida / Sollihornet. Storekrokhornet is described on a separate page, as it is more common to visit this top from the south.
Sollihornet is also known as Lidahornet (570m) after the place Lida by Hallefjorden. To add confusion, there is also a top called Sollidhornet (592m) 1,6km to the southeast of the 570m top. And it gets worse; Brandalsbrunene (551m) is on Økonomisk Kartverk called Lidahornet. To maximize the confusion, 1,7km southeast of Litlekrokhornet, you will find Litle Krokhornet (613m). And it doesn't help when pictures on this site don't match what just have been said...
Sollihornet (Lidahornet) (Norge 1:50,000: 568m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 570m, UTM 32 V 317667 6894614) has a primary factor of 100m towards the higher parent mountain Storekrokhornet (654m). The defining saddle (approx. 32 V 316514 6893736) is found between Olaliheida and Storekrokhornet. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is defined through a fixed point - 470,5 - rounded downwards to "let" Vanylven have one more PF 100m top...
Olaliheida (Norge 1:50,000: -, Økonomisk Kartverk: 570m, UTM 32 V 317272 6894056) has a primary factor of 37m towards the higher parent mountain Sollihornet (570m). The defining saddle (approx. 32 V 317541 6894406) is found between Olaliheida and Sollihornet. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is within the range 530-535m, interpolated to 533m.
Note: As Sollihornet and Olaliheida has the same height on Økonomisk Kartverk (which is the primary source for height on westcoastpeaks.com), Sollihornet has been "nominated" as the highest top. If it turns out that Olaliheida is higher, then Olaliheida will become a new PF 100m top and Sollihornet will have PF 37m.
Litlekrokhornet (Norge 1:50,000: 422m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 423m, UTM 32 V 314774 6893690) has a primary factor of 110m towards the higher parent mountain Storekrokhornet (654m). The defining saddle (approx. 32 V 315318 6893549) is found on the north side of lake Brudevikvatnet. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is defined through a fixed point - 313m.
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Route 1: Krokevika - Sollihornet round trip (summer/autumn)
This route description is valid per Jan 2012
(all distances are approx. distances)
The starting point for this description is Krokevika on the west side of the peninsula north of Syvdseidet. If you come from the north (e.g. Ålesund), then the Larsnes - Åram ferry is a better choice than the Årvika - Koparneset ferry. If you come from the south (e.g. Nordfjord), then you turn left (to the west) at Fiskå.
There is plenty of space for parking at Krokevika (N62.14078 E5.42168).
Locate a forest road on the north side of the river in Krokvikdalen. The forest road soon turns into a vague mountain path, which runs along the river for 0,8km until it turns east and continues across the meadow to lake Krokedalsvatnet.
When you reach the lake, you will need to decide if you want to go off-trail up the valley to Nørdredalsvatnet and subsequently - Sollihornet, or if you want to follow the path to the cabin (N62.13588 E5.47068) by Olalidvatnet and do a short, but cumbersome scramble up the ridge and continue to Olaliheida (N62.13383 E5.49425) and subsequently - Sollihornet (N62.13923 E5.50166).
Sollihornet has two tops. The south top seems to be the highest, and this is also the top that the maps have marked as the summit. There is no cairn on the south top. The north top was not inspected upon our visit.
If you choose the ascent route via the cabin, consider descending via Nørdredalsvatnet for a round trip walk.
Route 2: Krokevika - Litlekrokhornet (summer/autumn)
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