• Dronningkrona
  • 1817 m
  • Primary factor 679 m
  • Hordaland, Norway
  • Location: North 62.69533, East 008.64519, (GPS on the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 2
  • Climbed May 21. 2020


How to get there:
Locate the town of Sunndalsøra. Travel north out town going through an 8 kilometer tunnel, then shortly thereafter, make a right turn signed for Innerdalen. Drive this road until you locate a parking on your right. There are some huts for rent nearby, signed Dronningkrona base Camp. This location is N62.75318, E008.62508, elevation about 170 meter.
Route description:
Cross the small bridge from the parking, then head right and cross a small open field as you aim for a natural access to the hillside. Follow small trails and traces from other climbers uphill until you hit snow and its feasible to continue on skis.
As the forest thins, the slope eases a bit and you arrive at a small hut, location N62.74367, E008.61802, elevation about 550 meter. From here, continue along a very gentle slope while aiming for the point where the steeper slope coming down from Dronningkrona (left) hits the horizon. You will eventually cross under the powerline when fairly close to the main slope.
Continue up the steeper slope, first on a traverse going further right (as facing uphill), then more zig-zag while climbing along lines of least restistance towards what appears to be a natural access to the main crest higher up. There is a slightly less steep section before a final climb…
When reaching more gentle terrain, but before one can see across to the other side, turn right and ascend the ridge staying a bit right. The ridge has a pretty flat section, with only slight ups and downs, stay well away from cornices on your left side (when ascending). At the end, there is a last uphill before reaching the summit area. When we were there in late May the summit snow was significantly higher than the cairn.
I did this climb with my friend Eric. We had made the long drive from Bergen the day before and established the DNT self serve hut Eiriksvoillen as our base camp. The next morning, we drove around to the trailhead