Hornelen, Bremanger Municipality

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Hornelen is a mountain in Bremanger Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The mountain sits on the eastern end of the island of Bremangerlandet, along the Frøysjøen strait, in the Nordfjord region of Norway. At 860 metres (2,820 ft), it is the highest sea cliff in Europe (see illustration left), and has for a long time been used as a landmark for naval navigation. It is a 4-hour hike to the summit from Berleneset (across the small fjord from the village of Berle).

The horizontal distance from the summit to the sea is approximately 500 metres (1,600 ft). Approximately 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the west of the cliffside is the highest point on the island Bremangerlandet, called Svartevassegga which has an elevation of 889 metres (2,917 ft). The rock in Hornelen consists of sandstone of Devonian age, and it constitutes an important part of the geology of Norway.
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  • This is one of the most spectacular trips in the world, looking 860 meters down vertically on ships that pass in the shadow of the mountain. The cliff has quite an overhang in most places, surreal to....  more »
  • Trip from Hunskår is very steep, but the view improves as you ascend. Sherpas have improved the ascent with stone steps, both at the beginning and at the plateau at about 700 m.a.s.l. Necessary to.....  more »
  • A days climb. Well worth the push to the top🙌🙌
  • Amazing cliff! Sleep on it!
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