• Geitfjellet
  • 1476 m.
  • Primary factor 685 m.
  • Location: Geiranger, Norway
  • Location: North 62.13098, East 007.06105 (GPS on the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 2
  • Climbed on September 2. 2017.


How to get there:
Locate the road connecting Geiranger with Eidsfjord. The first section of this road (from Geiranger) is called Ørneveien, Eagles road. This road tops out in a pass slightly higher than 600 meter. There is parking on the right hand side. Park here at location N62.13579, E007.18547, elevation about 630 meter.
Route description:
Cross the road and continue along a small farmers road. This road is closed (to traffic) by a gate. Follow this road to its end at Haugset. Continue along a trail, well signed for Gomsdalen. This trail runs high above the spectacular Geiranger fjord, the view is very good. As the trail traverses the steep hillside, Geitfjellet will start to appear in front of you. The trail climbs to almost 1000 meter before descending back down to near 600 meter in Gomsdalen.
From here, the route is off-trail. Cross the local river on an old bridge (impressive, to move these rocks must have been hard/heavy work). Aim for the slope going up in the middle and staying clear of trees and annoying vegetation. There is a small creek providing nice drinking water, this creek may be followed on the left side leading up to an area that may have snow.
The patches (sometimes large) of snow on the upper part of the route. This snow is generally nice to walk on, but one should make certain that the conditions are safe when walking on sloping snow. Follow the snow all the way to the summit. The summit is a broad plateau with antennas at one end and the cairn at the opposite end.
I slept at the trailhead and started out around 0630. With several stops along the way to get pictures of the famous fjord, I arrived in Gomsdalen after 2 hours. The old ruins from more active farming in the past were clearly visible. Continuing up the hillside of Geitfjellet was quite easy, essentially grass almost to the point where I could transfer to snow. I arrived at the summit plateau at 1045. The view all around was quite good. Leaving after 30 minutes, I had an equally pleasant walk back to my car, arriving there at 1420, so 7:50 altogether.
I drove down to Eidsfjord crossed with a ferry, then crossed back to Stranda with a second ferry. My goal for Sunday being Skruven.