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Mount Skåla - Fjord Norway.
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Hiking to Mount Skåla

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The mountain with its foot in the sea

Mount Skåla is an imposingly beautiful giant of a mountain that towers 1,848 metres over the village of Loen in Nordfjord.

Other hiking offers near Mt. Skåla

Take the Loen Skylift and hike at Mount Hoven

The exceptional cable car Loen Skylift will take you to the top of the 1,011 metres high Mount Hoven in only five minutes, from where you can enjoy magnificent views of the mountains, the fjord landscape, and the Jostedalsbreen glacier. Dine on local food at the Hoven restaurant, relax on the outdoor terrace, or enjoy one of many clearly marked hiking trails.

Join a guided tour or hike on your own through the beautiful landscape. You can choose between easy short hikes and more challenging full day hikes. Either way, the panorama views just keep getting better.

Price from NOK 285 (Loen Skylift one way)

Stunning glacier hike on Haugabreen

Make your vacation an adventure on a guided glacier hike on Haugabreen with Breogfjell. The sidearm to Jostedalsbreen is one of the most accessible glaciers in Norway and can be enjoyed by everybody above 12 years of age. Every trip and encounter with the glistening blue ice crystals will be adapted to the group’s requests and the weather conditions, which ensures that everyone will have an unforgettable experience.

Safety equipment can be borrowed from Breogfjell, and the guides are all internationally qualified mountain guides with years of experience.

Price from NOK 850 per person

Guided hike to mighty Mount Skåla with Uteguiden

As one of the most famous summits in Norway, a hike up the 1,848 metres high Mount Skåla is a must if you are visiting the area. Join one of Uteguiden’s knowledgable guides on the longest ascent in the country and get the whole story about the area, the mountain, and how and why the tower Kloumanstårnet at the top was built as a sanatorium in the late 1800s. Once there, the views of the Sunnmøre Alps, the Jotunheimen mountain range, and the Jostedalsbreen glacier will make the effort worth it.

This is a trip for those who are used to demanding hikes or exercise on a weekly basis.

Price from NOK 1,050 per person

Via Ferrata Loen & Hotel Alexandra

Combine a tough challenge with a comfortable stay at one of Norway’s best hotels. The climbing route Via Ferrata Loen starts at Hotel Alexandra and finishes at Mount Hoven (1,011 metres above sea level). On the way you are surrounded by wonderful views of mountains, glaciers and fjords.

Price from NOK 1,990 per person including accommodation at Hotel Alexandra with breakfast and entrance to the Alexandra bath, a guide, equipment and transport back to the hotel.

Map out your holiday

Find out where your preferred hike is located and start planning your adventure.

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    Getting here and around

    • Skåla hiking car

      By car

      If you choose to go by car from Oslo or Trondheim, follow the E6 to Otta, and then the Rv 15 until you reach Stryn. From Oslo it is also possible to drive the E16 via Sogn. From Bergen and Ålesund, take the E39.

    • Skåla hiking bus

      By bus

      There are daily bus departures to Nordfjord from Bergen (5 hours), Ålesund (3 hours), Trondheim (7,5 hours) and Oslo (8 hours).

    • Skåla hiking train

      By train

      You can take the train from Oslo or Trondheim, with connection in Otta. Search for train tickets at NSB (the Norwegian State Railways). The trip continues on to Nordfjord by bus. You can also go by train to Flåm, and take the bus to Nordfjord.

    • Skåla hiking boat

      By boat

      There are three ferry crossings in Nordfjord: Lote - Anda, Stårheim - Isane and Måløy - Oldeide.

      The long-established Hurtigruten, the Norwegian Coastal Voyage, calls daily at Måløy on both its northbound and southbound voyages.  

      There are also daily express boats from Bergen to Måløy and Selje.

    • SKåla hiking plane

      By plane

      The closest airports are Sandane and Ørsta-Volda. There are direct flights from Bergen (1 hour) and Oslo (1 hour), as well as flights to many other Norwegian cities.

      Ålesund Airport is two hours and 30 minutes by car from Nordfjord, and offers good connections to Oslo and other Norwegian and European cities.

    Safety in the mountains

    Return to hike another day

    Norway is an incredible place to explore, with untamed mythical landscapes, mountains, valleys, and fjords. Before you enter the outdoors, get familiar with the nine simple rules of the Norwegian mountain code to help you stay safe.

    1. Plan your trip and inform others about the route you have selected.
    2. Adapt the planned routes according to ability and conditions.
    3. Pay attention to the weather and the avalanche warnings.
    4. Be prepared for bad weather and frost, even on short trips.
    5. Bring the necessary equipment so you can help yourself and others.
    6. Choose safe routes. Recognize avalanche terrain and unsafe ice.
    7. Use a map and a compass. Always know where you are.
    8. Don’t be ashamed to turn around.
    9. Conserve your energy and seek shelter if necessary.

    Read the mountain code with supplementary comments.

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