Blåhornet from Gjerdneset


Estimated net time 1½ hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water Access to running water from the stream before you get to lake Kilstivatnet.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (October 2012).
Parking Room for several cars at car park by trail head.
Start height 493 metres
Vertical metres 295 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 4.3 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Blåhornet trail head by Gjerdneset.
  Bridge crossing on route to Blåhornet.


From the ferry port at Eidsdal on road 63, on the south side of of Norddalsfjorden, drive approximately 6 km in the direction of Geiranger. Turn right where signed for "Kilsti" and drive 3.9 km to where the road widens considerably just before a left curve. Park on the left hand side of the road.

Start your hike by following the signed path on the left hand side of the road. This path is marked with red paint and signed for "Blåhornet" in all relevant path junctions. Cross the small wooden bridge after 400 metres and then turn left (north-west) towards lake Kilstivatnet. Turn right (north) when you get to the lake and head up to the south-east slopes of Blåhornet, from where the path turns left (north-west) and brings you to the summit. You will find a telecomm mast and a small building around the summit.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



14. October 2012

This was the second of three tops for Kjetil and me this Sunday, having hiked Hesjedalshaugen earlier in the day, and with Storåsnakken planned. The fog that had bothered us at Hesjedalshaugen was not an issue further north so I was looking forward to some nice views from the summit.

The area around lake Kilstivatnet was very nice, and there were a number of paths in different directions, indicating this is a popular area for outdoor activities. In the slopes up to the summit there were a few places with ice, requiring some minor de-tours, but in general it was easy going.

The summit is unfortunately polluted by some telecomm installations, but you have unobstructed views in all directions if you move a round a little. We spent a few minutes on the slightly windy summit, and got a fine view across the valley to the day's third target, Storåsnakken.
Photos 14.10.2012