Seen from east
Highest point
Elevation 2,067 m (6,781 ft)
Prominence 175 m (574 ft)
Coordinates 61°23′4″N 8°5′49″E / 61.38444°N 8.09694°E / 61.38444; 8.09694Coordinates: 61°23′4″N 8°5′49″E / 61.38444°N 8.09694°E / 61.38444; 8.09694


Location Årdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
Parent range Jotunheimen
Topo map 1517 I Tyin
First ascent 12 July 1820 Christian Peder Bianco Boeck, Baltazar Mathias Keilhau, Ole Urdi

Falketind is a mountain in the municipality of Årdal in Sogn og Fjordane 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.

The 1820 ascent was the first 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).[1][2]


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


  1. Dyer, Anthony; Baddeley, John; Robertson, Ian H. (2006). Walks and Scrambles in Norway. Rockbuy Limited. ISBN 978-1-904466-25-3.
  2. Store norske leksikon. "Falketind" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-09-06.

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