Location: North 62.04867, East 007.26921 (GPS on the summit)
Difficulty: YDS class 1
Climbed on September 1. 2017.
How to get there:
This is one of relatively few drive-up summits in Norway.
Take the Hwy. connecting the tourist town of Geiranger with
Stryn and Lom. You will easily identify the side-road that
climbs Dalsnibba about 20 kilometer from Geiranger.
This is a self-serve toll road. Visa and Master card are accepted, normally
also Norwegian 100 and 200 kroner bills. The charge in 2017 was NOK 130.
Once beyond the toll gate, follow the wide and excellent paved road to the
summit. The summit serves as a parking area. In the tourist season there
is a souvenir shop at the summit.
The summit cliffs
have been extended by
a viewing platform that has a considerable vertical drop below.
I was on my way to Geiranger and realized that I never had visited this
famous viewpoint overlooking the Geiranger fjord.
I arrived by car at the
summit at 1900. I walked around and
took some pictures.
The road down to Geiranger
is directly below. It was getting late, but
a few more cars arrived while I was there. After 15 minutes I continued to
Geiranger, stopping for some pictures along the way. One may have a good
look back up at Dalsnibba, as well as
across the fjord to Geitfjellet.
My long drive from Bergen ended when driving up to
the Hwy. pass on top of Ørneveien.
The next day, my
intention is to climb Geitfjellet.