Norwegian Mountains, Sogn og Fjordane
Stålet is the northernmost point on the Stadlandet peninsula. A marked trail runs from Honningsvågen. The route is exposed in a couple of places, and stumbling is simply not allowed here. That said, there are no difficult sections. If you'd like to see the west cape of Norway from the northeast, this is the place to be...
Stålet (Norge 1:50,000: 122m, Økonomisk Kartverk: highest contour is 115 meters, UTM 32 V 301504 6903702) has a primary factor of 49m towards the higher parent mountain Varaldsfoten (349m). The defining saddle (approx. 32 V 301614 6903682) is found between Stålet and the ridge called Egga. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is within the range 70-75m, interpolated to 73 meters.
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Route 1: Honningsvågen - Stålet (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 9km to the Honningsvåg/Ervika junction (N62.16202 E5.17302, signposted). Drive this road 8,8km to (almost) road end in Honningsvågen. Locate the 2-car parking (N62.19897 E5.18272) and the trail signposts.
Follow the red sticks up to Vardane, and then the marked trail (ranging from 40-100 meters above the shore) above the shore. A couple of sections are exposed (but not difficult). Just don't stumble. The route up to the summit runs on the north side of the ridge. Stålet (N62.21248 E5.18198) summit is not marked by any cairn or trigonometric point.
Upon return, above the second bay, you can hike (off-trail) up to Egga and follow a vague path to Storevatnet. From here, aim for the ridge that takes you back to the trailhead. At N62.20299 E5.19097 (250 meters), you'll join the yellow route from Bolkevika.