Norwegian Mountains, Sogn og Fjordane
Svartegga is one of the primary tops in the mountain range between Lake Hornindalsvatnet and Nordfjord. This mountain top is the highest west of Glitregga (1297m) - the highest top in this range. The normal starting point is Lote or Lotsstøylen (the road to Lotsstøylen is closed in winter) - the same trailhead as for Høgefjellet (aka Trolledalsegga and Sagtendene).
The view from the top is superb; Sunnmørsalpane to the north, the Stryn peaks to the east, Jostedalsbreen to the southeast and Bremanger & Gloppen mountains to the south and southwest. This page will describe a winter route from Lote.
Svartegga (Norge 1:50,000: 1047m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 1047m, UTM 32 V 351341 6863119) has a primary factor of 392m towards the higher parent mountain Glitregga (1297m). The defining saddle (approx. 32 V 357068 6865704) is found between Mosehaugane and Blåfjellet. Ref. Norge 1:50,000 (20m contours), the saddle is within the range 640-660m, which typically interpolates to 650m, but as the 660m contours are only 13 meters apart, the saddle height is set to 655m.
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Route 1: Lote - Svartegga (winter)
This route description is valid per Jan 2012
(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 the Lotsstøylen/Lotsberg fork (N61.86916 E6.08080) and see if you can find parking here.
From this fork, turn left and follow the mountain road to Lotsstøylen and Høgefjellet. Turn also left in the fork at 360 meters elev. (N61.87075 E6.10012). There is yet another fork just before you reach Lotsstøylen. Go straight ahead (not left) and pass the cabins on the south side.
At approx. 620m (N61.87768 E6.12893), leave the mountain road and continue (off-trail) east across Revureholten. After you've passed lake Kinna, turn gradually to the southwest and ascend towards Svartegga summit (N61.87166 E6.17302) - marked by a small cairn.