Skageflå Mountain Farm Hiking
Visit a picturesque mountain farm overlooking Geirangerfjord
- Destination: Sunnmøre
- Season: April–October
- Difficulty: Medium
- Distance: 4.4 kilometers (point‑to‑point)
- Elevation Gain: 590 meters
- Duration: 4–6 hours
About Skageflå Mountain Farm
Skageflå is a remote mountain farm overlooking the Seven Sisters in the UNESCO listed Geirangerfjord. It is quite possibly one of the most scenic places you will ever visit. This hiking trail travels along Geirangerfjord and back to Geiranger. Experience the fjord from up above and gain unique insights into how people have lived in this area for hundreds of years.
The trail starts in Skagehola right by Geirangerfjorden. You need to take a boat from the harbor in Geiranger to get to Skagahola. The ticket costs 315-350 NOK and drops you off at Skagehola after 30 or 60 minutes, depending on the departure you’ve chosen. From the 1st of May to late October the boat leaves daily from Geiranger. From November to March the boat does not operate.
Starting in Skagehola hike along the small path that winds its way up to the historical farm 250 meters above the fjord on a cliff’s edge.
From the farm the trail continues all the way back to Geiranger via Homlongsætra and Homlong. On the way up to Homlongsætra at 550 meters above the fjord, it can get quite steep at times, but the trail has been secured with ropes at the most crucial points, so it is safe and also suitable for children.
If you’re looking for an extended hike and panoramic views there is a trail from Homlongsætra up to Skagedalsætra and eventually Keipane, at 1,379 metres above sea level. The return trip to Keipane will add about 10 km to your journey.
Otherwise it’s a steady 3 kilometer downhill trek to Homlong and then on to Geiranger.
Where to stay
Geiranger offers multiple options for an overnight stay. Choose between hotels like Hotel Geiranger and Hotel Utsikten, or go for cheaper options like Geiranger Camping or Vinje Camping. There are also a very small selection of Airbnbs available.
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