Norwegian Mountains, Sogn og Fjordane
Svartehornet is a located on the south side of Dalsbøvatnet on Stadlandet, and (apparently) there is no established trail up the mountain. The shortest off-trail route (described on this page) runs from Dalsbøen, and the ascent is quite cumbersome due to bog and turfs, in addition to a steep finish.
East of Svartehornet, you'll find the Sætrefjellet - Nobba plateau and a mountain face that's quite unlike anything else in western Norway;
Svartehornet (Norge 1:50,000: 475m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 475,25m, UTM 32 V 300879 6896285) has a primary factor of 110m towards the higher parent mountain Mosekleivhornet (540m). The defining saddle (approx. 32 V 300495 6895987) is found west of Eidslivatnet. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is within the range 360-365m, interpolated to 363m. However - as lake Eidslivatnet is 364,2m, the saddle has to be higher. Subsequently, the saddle height has been set to 365m.
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Route 1: Dalsbøen - Svartehornet (summer/autumn)
This route description is valid per Mar 2012
(all distances are approx. distances)
The starting point for this route description is the place Åheim by Vanylvsfjorden.
At the Stadlandet/Måløy junction (signposted) south of the river, follow RV620 towards Stadlandet. Drive this road 7,4km to the Selje/Stadlandet junction (N62.01130 E5.46046, signposted) above Kjødspollen. Turn right towards Stadlandet/Vestkapp and drive 20,2km to the Hoddevik/Honngingsvåg junction (N62.12108 E5.30288, signposted) above Leikanger. Turn right towards Honningsvåg and drive 6,2km to Dalsbøen between lakes Sætrevatnet and Dalsbøvatnet. Turn left and follow the gravel road for 270 meters (it curves around a barn). Find parking here (N62.14655 E5.21060).
Follow the gravel road (turn right at the first fork) to the bridge across the drain from Sætrevatnet. At the gate on the other side of the bridge, turn right, head northwest for 70-80 meters and locate a vague path that runs to the west.
Your general direction throughout is straight west. Stick to the path as long as it make sense. Eventually, this path takes you into Kupa, which is not where you should be going. Cross Kupeelva (should not be a difficult task) and head directly up Svartehornet's east ridge. If this ridge is too steep for your taste, then head into Kupa and find an ascent route that suits you better.
The top of Svartehornet is marked by a stick and a few rocks. Excellent views from the top!