|Hurrungene, Hurrungadn, Horungane|
Hurrungane seen looking towards the west. Store Skagastølstind is the highest peak visible.
|Peak||Store Skagastølstind (Luster/Årdal)|
|Elevation||2,405 m (7,890 ft)|
|District||Sogn og Fjordane|
Hurrungane (also written Hurrungene, Hurrungadn, Horungane) is a mountain range in the municipalities Luster and Årdal in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. The area is southwest in the larger mountain range Jotunheimen and is also part of Jotunheimen National Park.
The range has some of the most alpine peaks in Norway, and has 23 peaks over 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) (counting peaks with larger prominence than 30 metres or 98 feet). Several of the peaks are only accessible through climbing or glacier crossings. The starting point for hiking is the village of Turtagrø along the national tourist road, Sognefjellsvegen (RV55).
The highest peaks in the area are
- Store Skagastølstinden (Storen): 2,405 m or 7,890 ft
- Store Styggedalstinden: 2,387 m or 7,831 ft
- Jervvasstind (Gjertvasstind): 2,351 m or 7,713 ft
- Sentraltind: 2,348 m or 7,703 ft
- Vetle Skagastølstind: 2,340 m or 7,680 ft
- Midtre Skagastølstind: 2,284 m or 7,493 ft
- Skagastølsnebbet: 2,222 m or 7,290 ft
- Store Austanbotntind: 2,202 m or 7,224 ft
Hurrungane is the finite plural of a word hurrung. Hurrungen, the finite singular of the same word, is the names of two mountains in Rauma and Skjåk. The first element is the verb hurra which means "hurry, move fast (with noise and roar)". The last element is the suffix -ung, referring to an active thing/person. The actual mountains are steep, and there are frequent rockslides and avalanches from the hillsides. The meaning of the name is then "the noisemakers".
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