Coordinates: 69°56′9″N 23°8′45″E / 69.93583°N 23.14583°E / 69.93583; 23.14583
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View from the peak of Skoddevarre towards Alta.
Highest point
Elevation435.4 m (1,428 ft)
Coordinates69°56′9″N 23°8′45″E / 69.93583°N 23.14583°E / 69.93583; 23.14583
LocationAlta, Troms og Finnmark, Norway

Skoddevarre (Northern Sami: Skoađđovárri) is a mountain in Alta, Norway. The mountain has several peaks, the tallest of which is located in the east, reaching 435.4 metres above sea level.[1] The Great Norwegian Encyclopedia states that the highest peak is 434 metres and is located in the north.[2] Nearby settlements include Kvenvik northwest of the mountain and the town of Alta to the northeast. The European route E6 runs north of the mountain between the settlements.[1] The west wall at Skoddevarre is 200 metres high and is used for rock climbing. The bedrock consists of sandstone and greenschist.[2] The "Gubben" formation is a pinnacle in the middle of the rock.[3]

On 31 August 2019, the mountain was the site of a helicopter crash that killed six people.[4] A memorial is located at the crash site, which was built a year after the accident.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Skoađđovárri". Norwegian Mapping Authority.
  2. ^ a b Askheim, Svein (26 January 2023) [2 September 2019]. "Skoddevarre". Great Norwegian Encyclopedia.
  3. ^ "Skoddevarre Vestveggen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  4. ^ Rostad, Ida Louise (4 September 2019). "Helikopterulykken i Alta" [Helicopter Crash in Alta]. NRK (in Norwegian Bokmål).
  5. ^ Nilsen, Håkon (4 September 2020). "Mandag var det ett år siden helikopterulykken: Verdig avduking av minnesmerke på Skoddevarrefjellet" [One Year Commemoration of Helicopter Crash on Monday: Dignified Unveiling of Memorial on Skoddevarre]. Kronstadposten (in Norwegian Bokmål). Vol. 11, no. 33. pp. 16–17.

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