Tafjordfjella

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Tafjordfjella
Karitinden.jpg
View of Karitinden
Highest point
Peak Puttegga (Sunnmøre, Norway)
Elevation 1,999 m (6,558 ft)
Coordinates 62°12′42″N 07°44′41″E / 62.21167°N 7.74472°E / 62.21167; 7.74472Coordinates: 62°12′42″N 07°44′41″E / 62.21167°N 7.74472°E / 62.21167; 7.74472
Geography
Country Norway
Counties Møre og Romsdal and Oppland

Tafjordfjella or Tafjordfjellene (English: The Tafjord mountains) is a mountain range in Møre og Romsdal and Oppland counties, Norway. It is located in the municipalities of Norddal, Stranda, Rauma, and Skjåk. The area takes its name from the village of Tafjord and the Tafjorden, the main entry point. The highest peaks are Puttegga at 1,999 metres (6,558 ft), Karitinden at 1,982 metres (6,503 ft), Tordsnose at 1,975 metres (6,480 ft), and Høgstolen at 1,953 metres (6,407 ft).

Lakes in the area include Tordsvatnet, Veltdalsvatnet, Zakariasdammen, and Grønvatnet. Part of the range is included inside Reinheimen National Park.

The Norwegian Trekking Association has the cabins called Reindalsseter, Pyttbua, Veltdalshytta, Vakkerstøylen, and Danskehytta. The western part of the area has since 1923 been extensively developed for hydro-electric power production by the Tafjord Kraft company.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Norwegian Trekking Association. "Sunnmørs- og Tafjordfjella". Retrieved 2010-10-15. 

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