Falketind is a mountain in Årdal Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. It is located in the Jotunheimen mountain range inside the Utladalen Landscape Protection Area. The mountain is 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) east of the old mountain farm, Vettismorki, and 7.5 kilometres (4.7 mi) northwest of the lake Tyin.

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View of the mountain from the east
Highest point
Elevation2,067 m (6,781 ft)
Prominence175 m (574 ft)
Coordinates61°23′07″N 8°05′16″E / 61.3853°N 8.0878°E / 61.3853; 8.0878Coordinates: 61°23′07″N 8°05′16″E / 61.3853°N 8.0878°E / 61.3853; 8.0878[1]
Map of the location
Map of the location
Location of the mountain
Map of the location
Map of the location
Falketind (Norway)
LocationVestland, Norway
Parent rangeJotunheimen
Topo map1517 I Tyin
First ascent12 July 1820 Christian Peder Bianco Boeck, Baltazar Mathias Keilhau, Ole Urdi

The 1820 ascent was the first known ascent on an alpine mountain in Norway. A climbing party which included Baltazar Mathias Keilhau and Christian Peder Bianco Boeck went via Snøggeken (Falkbreen) and the northern ridge. At that time the mountain was named Koldedalstinden, but Aasmund Olavsson Vinje renamed the mountain Falketind more than fifty years later. In retrospect, the expedition leading to the first ascent became known as the "discovery of Jotunheimen" (Jotunheimens oppdagelse).[2][3]


The first element is falk which means "falcon" and the last element is tind which means "mountain peak".


  1. ^ "Falketind, Årdal (Vestland)" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2020-01-19.
  2. ^ Dyer, Anthony; Baddeley, John; Robertson, Ian H. (2006). Walks and Scrambles in Norway. Rockbuy Limited. ISBN 978-1-904466-25-3.
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Falketind" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-09-06.

Related readingEdit

  • Ryvarden, Leif (2007). Jotunheimen. Naturen, opplevelsene, historien. N.W. Damm & Søn AS. ISBN 978-82-04-10519-6.

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