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Loen

Mt. Skåla

Scale the heights of Skåla If you want to get to the top in life, you have to be prepared for some uphill battles. To reach the top of Skåla (1848 m), you won’t find a longer uphill stretch in the whole of Norway. Skåla - this imposingly beautiful giant of a mountain - towers over the village of Loen. A good man-made track winds its way through the rocky terrain a whopping 1848 vertical metres from the shoreline of the fjord. Skålatårnet  - the tower at the summit - is not just the kind of DNT (Norwegian Trekking Association) self-service cabin where you spend the night or simply whip up a well-deserved warm cup of coffee on the summit. This was originally built as a sanatarium to cure illness, and the place hasn’t lost its remedial qualities, as there can scarcely be anything healthier than fjord views and a cool glacial breeze.
Effort level
  • Expert
Duration
  • 8 hours
Landscape
  • Mountain
  • Forest
  • Fjord
  • glacier
Season:
June - October

Gloppen

Traudalsnibba

Good vibes on Traudalsnibba What is about Traudalsnibba that makes the crazy locals build a cabin just below the summit? Well, the view for one. The highest peak near Sandane in the innermost part of Gloppenfjorden offers an extraordinary mountain experience. Just before you reach the summit there’s a surprise in store, namely Nibbehytta (the Nibbe cabin). This is a cosy cabin built by enthusiasts after the old one was blown away by the wind, a place where you can find some shelter if you don’t want to head back down to the valley straight away. After all, it is easy to stay up there when your mood is at its peak.
Effort level
  • Challenging
Landscape
  • Mountain
Season:
June - September

Gloppen

Ryssdalshornet

The Hornet’s rest Take it easy up on top of Ryssdalshornet, affectionately know as Hornet. It's not every day you feel like you are in the middle of a postcard. Ryssdalshornet is the subject of many a photo shoot and is best seen from the town of Sandane. The pyramid-shaped peak rises from Breimsvatnet (Breim’s Lake) and it's easy to find your way up to Ryssdalsstøylen and the trail that leads onwards. There is some light scrambling on the way, and you will find a rope at some stage to boost you up a steep section, from where you can look forward to the summit and a well-deserved rest.
Effort level
  • Expert
Landscape
  • Mountain
Season:
June - September

Stryn

Nature trail: Stryn Ski Centre - Ullsheim

Between Stryn Ski Centre and Ullsheim in Markane there is a great hiking area! Easy, rugged terrain and views of mountains and the fjord. Starting-po...

Nordfjordeid

Cycling at Harpefossen

Harpefossen is a good starting point for bicycle tours on a varied network of paths and trails. Great circular track of 8 km that passes four summer pa...

Byrkjelo

Mt. Eggenipa

Scramble up the Egg Eggenipa is eye candy for those who drive past it. But why not just stop your car and climb to the top? You too can be an eye-catcher. Seen from Byrkjelo, the freestanding Eggenipa rises majestically at the entrance of the Våtedalen (Wet Valley). The hike up to the summit is actually easier than it looks. From the parking lot at Øvredalen there is a short steep section, and from then the egg will need a little scrambling along the surprisingly broad ridge. When you finally reach the beacon you can relish the feeling of being noticed - that moment when you are the garnish atop this mouth watering mountain.
Effort level
  • Expert
Landscape
  • Mountain
Season:
May - June
August - September

Sandane

A walk for everyone to Haugsvarden in Gloppen

There are great views on this walk, and from the summit you can look down on the Nordfjord and Gloppefjord. Haugsvarden stands at an altitude of 862 me...
Effort level
  • Medium
Duration
  • 3 hours
Landscape
  • Mountain
  • Fjord
Season:
June - September

Briksdalsbre

Kattanakken

9 lives Kattanakken (the cat’s neck) - where no-one thought it possible to hike. How wrong could they be! When the weather is fine here, it’s showtime! From the top of Kattanakken you will see Briksdal Glacier in all its glory far down below, surrounded by rugged mountains and cascading waterfalls. Your admission ticket to this show is your own exertion - a solid but feasible workout up steep terrain and then some scrambling as you approach the final ridge. From some angles this hardly looks possible, but don’t listen to what they say about curiosity killing the cat, as scaling this cat’s neck is very achievable.
Effort level
  • Expert
Landscape
  • Mountain
Season:
June - September

Oppstryn

Jostedalsbreen & Stryn Adventure

Jostedalsbreen Nasjonalparksenter is located on the shore of the lake Oppstrynsvatnet, at the borderline of Jostedalsbreen National Park, and offers a...
Guided hikes
Season:
All year

Hornindal

Nature trail: Hornindal

Tour suggestions: VIKASÆTRA Starting point by the road to Lia about 2 km from Grodås, turn right and walk for about 30 minutes on good forest road....
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