Norwegian Mountains, Sogn og Fjordane
Steindalsnosi is located on Sognefjellet and is a close neighbor with the more famous Fannaråken (2068m). Both tops are popular in summer as well as in spring - after the Sognefjellet road has opened. Steindalsnosi is surely one of the easiest peaks exceeding 2000 meters in Norway.
The normal route from the Sognefjellet road is relatively short (3,5km to the top) and easy - except for a slightly steep section before you reach the summit ridge. This is the route described on this page.
The mountain offers excellent views towards Hurrungane, the western part of the Jotunheimen mountain range and towards Jostedalsbreen.
Steindalsnosi (Norge 1:50,000: 2025m, Økonomisk Kartverk: -, UTM 32 V 441573 6821973) has a primary factor of 175m towards the higher parent mountain Fannaråken (2068m). The defining saddle (approx. 32 V 442057 6821242) is found between these two tops. Ref. Norge 1:50,000 (20m contours), the saddle is within the range 1840-1860m, interpolated to 1850m.
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Route 1: Sognefjellet road RV55 - Steindalsnosi (Spring)
This route description is valid per April 2012, and is based on snow that is suitable for skiing.
(all distances are approx. distances)
The starting point for this route description is the Sognefjellet road - RV55 - from the point it opens in spring. One of the normal trailheads is east of Gjuvvatnet (1248m). Find parking alongside the road, approx. 6,5km from Turtagrø. The crux of the route may well be to get up from the road...
This is a straightforward route; head straight east until you reach the basin between Steindalsnosi's northwest and southwest ridges. The upper part - before you reach the ridge - is a bit steep. Then follow the ridge up to the summit (N61.52692 E7.90146). On the map, point 2025m is found 125 meters east of the point everyone considers to be the summit. This is strange.