Norwegian Mountains, Sogn og Fjordane
Høgaleinene and Krokberg are the two southernmost (prominent) tops in the mountain range stretching from Hafslovatnet to Jostedalsbreen. North of Krokberg, you find the tops Asbjørnnosi, Hest, Såta, Kvitekoll and Austerdalsfjellet before you reach Jostedalsbreen.
There are many possible routes to Krokberg, but the easiest route is the winter route from Sogn Skisenter on Heggmyrane (Hafslo). You take the ski-lift up to 880 meters and continue on easy terrain across Høgaleinane and the popular viewpoint Skoganipa. This is the route described on this page.
Krokberg (Norge 1:50,000: 1356m, Økonomisk Kartverk: -, UTM 32 V 401413 6806861) has a primary factor of 106m towards the higher parent mountain Rånøyeggi (1359m). The defining saddle (approx. 32 V 401354 6807902) is found between these two tops. Ref. Norge 1:50,000 (20m contours), the saddle is within the range 1240-1260m, interpolated to 1250m.
Høgaleinene (Norge 1:50,000: 1066m, Økonomisk Kartverk: -, UTM 32 V 402380 6803635) has a primary factor of 96m towards the higher parent mountain Krokberg (1356m). The defining saddle (approx. 32 V 401636 6803925) is found between Høgaleinene and Svortediket. Ref. Norge 1:50,000 (20m contours), the saddle is within the range 960-980m, interpolated to 970m.
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Route 1: Sogn Skisenter - Høgaleinene - Skoganipa - Krokberg (winter)
This route description is valid per Feb 2012
(all distances are approx. distances)
The nearest town/village with an airport is Sogndal. From Sogndal, follow higway RV55 towards the northeast - in direction of Sognefjellet.
At Hafslovatnet, set your odometer when you pass the Veitastrond junction. Follow RV55 for 2,9km and turn left at the Sogn Skisenter signpost. Park at the upper parking area. There may or may not be a fee.
Take the ski-lift up to 880 meters (N61.34102 E7.18306). Head north up the ridge, cross under the power line and aim for Høgaleinene (approx. 2km from top of the lift). There is no cairn on the summit (N61.35446 E7.17455). There may or may not be prepared tracks, and if there are - the tracks will most likely influence your choice of route.
From Høgaleinene, descend west into a valley and then begin the ascent up to Skoganipa (1255m - N61.37005 E7.13639) - marked by a trigonometric point. Many have this viewpoint as the destination for their trip.
Continue northeast along the ridge and ascend Krokberg (1356m) from the west. The summit (N61.38317 E7.15477) is not marked by any cairn or trigonometric point. Descend your ascent route, or explore a return via Dalsdalen valley.