Spåtind

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Spåtind
Highest point
Elevation 1,414 m (4,639 ft)
Prominence 470 m (1,540 ft) [1]
Isolation 33.6 kilometres (20.9 mi)
Coordinates 61°04′37″N 9°47′22″E / 61.07694°N 9.78944°E / 61.07694; 9.78944Coordinates: 61°04′37″N 9°47′22″E / 61.07694°N 9.78944°E / 61.07694; 9.78944
Geography
Location Nordre Land and Etnedal, Oppland, Norway
Topo map 1717 II Synnfjell

Spåtind is a mountain in the middle between Lillehammer and Fagernes. The summit lies on the border between the municipalities Nordre Land and Etnedal, both in the county of Oppland. Spåtind is the highest mountain in the mountain area Synnfjell.

There are numerous cabins situated around the mountain, the largest cluster being Hugulia on the southern side. On the western side there is a facility for alpine skiing and a hotel.

The name[edit]

The first element is the verb spå ('predict; see into the future), but here in the old sense 'to scout' (related to German spähen, Latin specio and English spy). The last element is tind 'mountain peak'. The peak is visible from long distances over a large region.

See also Hårteigen.

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