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Siggjo Photo: Linn Therese Vinje
Siggjo Photo: Wenche Åse
Siggjo Photo: Christin Antonsen
Siggjo Photo: Christin Antonsen
Siggjo Photo: Christin Antonsen
Siggjo Photo: Christin Antonsen
Siggjo Photo: Christin Antonsen
Read more: Utsikt mot Sunnhordlandsbassenget Foto: Reidun Rykkje
Siggjo Photo: Ranveig M. Nesse

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Challenging
Duration
  • 2 hours
Landscape
  • Mountain

Contact information

Description

Siggjo: A fabulous viewpoint – and an exciting geological area



Place: Siggjarvåg/Moster



      Map of track: Siggjo (1: 50 0000)

Place of start and end: Grøvle/Siggjarvåg

Parking: By the classified road/county road 542 at Stokka in Siggjarvåg you will find good parking facilities. The bus stops by request. In Siggjarvåg and in Håvik boat tourists find access to the track.

Marking: Information board at the start point. The track is signed and marked.


Grading: Blue. Easy walk, but some steep places.

Difference in height: About 300m. The highest point of the track is 474m above sea level.

Use of time: About two hours



Good advice: Some wet and slippery places,  use adequate shoes.

Tour information:

Siggjo has always been an important sailing mark visible from long distances.  The mountain is a popular walk destination. Thousands of people visit Siggjo every year.

From the parking place you follow a well marked path which turns into a tractor road. Follow the tractor road up to the sign marked  Siggjo, and from this place there is a marked path up to the top. Take time to stop once a while and enjoy the view as it opens up. From Siggjo there is a marvellous view in all directions. If the weather is good you can see from Lyderhorn by Bergen to Haugesund. Folgefonna  (glacier) lies in the east like a shining white carpet, and in the west you have a good look towards the ocean as far as the eye can see. You can see Bømlo and her more than thousand islands and the skerries in all of Sunnhordland.

On the top there is a marked path to a ryolitt quarry. Here you can find traces from thousands of years of stone quarrying. The ryolitt-variant found on Siggjo is characteristic and easily recognized, with a dark greenish bottom colour and lighter veins and spots. The stone was broken from the rock by means of fire and water. The ryolitt from Siggjo was in use from about 4000 to about 2000 BC. Most of the Siggjo-ryolitt was used in Hordaland.

This area is highly worthy of preservation. Please respect this and do not bring with you stone from this place.

For long, long times Siggjo has been a weather sign and weather forecaster:

   When Siggjo puts on her hat, it is a sign of water
   When Siggjo puts on her coat, you cannot hope for good weather
   When Siggjo puts on her belt, it will be sunny, but also a bit cloudy
   When Siggjo is naked and clear, she predicts good weather.

Trail marking

This hike is signposted and the level of difficulty indicated by colour-coded icons. Green is easiest, blue is moderate, red is demanding, and black is very demanding.

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  • Nature and terrain

    • view
    • mountains
  • Grading

    • challenging
    • marked trails with colour grading
  • Duration

    • 2 hours
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Siggjo: A fabulous viewpoint – and an exciting geological area Place: Siggjarvåg/Moster       Map of track: Siggjo (1: 50 0000) Place of start...

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