Skageflå is an abandoned mountain farm above the Geirangerfjord at Sunnmøre in Møre og Romsdal. The hike up to Skageflå (250 masl) is one of the most scenic hikes in Norway, with view down to the Geirangerfjord and the surrounding mountains, and to the Seven Sisters Waterfall on the other side of the fjord.
The Geirangerfjord is one of two fjords in Norway that is part of our common UNESCO World Heritage. Geiranger and the fjord is a great base for hiking, kayaking and fjord cruise. And the scenery is out of this world.
See 360 Aircam from Geiranger – 360 Aircam: Arild Solberg
IMPORTANT! This hike is not suitable for children.The weather can change dramatically in the Norwegian mountains. This is why you have to follow the Norwegian Mountain Code when hiking in Norway. It can change from summer and sunny weather to winter and frost in minutes! Always bring good clothes and hiking shoes. And have enough food and water in your rucksack. Due to the challenging and exposed hike in rapidly changing weather, we always recommend you to join a Guided Tour.
Note! Most of the hikes described on this website are intended for experienced hikers that know the area. This is one of those hikes.
Season: July to SAugust, depending on temperature and snow. Do not do this hike if there are ice and snow on the trail.
The Skageflå Mountain Farm
There have been farmers at Skageflå since the Middle Age, and it was one of the wealthiest farms in the Geirangerfjord area due to the lush pastures in the Skagadalen Valley. In the early years, the trail up to Skageflå went through a steep and difficult mountainside. Due to this, in year 1855, the council in Geiranger decided to give financial support to rectify the trail.
Fjord Cruise and Hiking to Skageflå and back to Geiranger
The hike to Skageflå starts with fjord cruise from Geiranger to Skagehola, the shore below Skageflå where the trail starts. The most common thing to do is to join the fjord cruise, hike up to Skageflå and then return the same way down to the shore and take the fjord cruise back to Geiranger. The hike is steep, but the trail is secured by fences, and it takes around 45 minutes from the shoreline to the mountain farm.
Instead of returning on the same trail back to Skagehola and then the same fjord cruise back to Geiranger you can continue the hike from Skageflå uphill towards the Homlongsetra Mountain Farm (544 masl) and back to Geiranger. This hike is steep in parts and takes around four to five hours. But the view to the Geirangerfjord is fantastic.
Online Booking – Fjord Cruise to Skagehåla
We recommend to book the Fjord Cruise Tickets online some days in advance to be sure the boat is not fully booked. There are several departures from Geiranger and from Skagehola every day during the summer season. The Fjord Cruise operates from end of April to the end of October. See website for more information about the season.
A film about Skageflå from Sunnmøre Live
The Geirangerfjord is like a fairytale. It is unique and exceptionally beautiful. And the fjord is included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. You should take a fjord cruise or join a fjord safari, or join a guided kayak trip into the Geirangerfjord and see the Seven Sisters Waterfall from close up distance. Visit Flydalsjuvet, Ørnesvingen and Dalsnibba and see the iconic views of Geiranger and the Geirangerfjord. Combine a boat trip on the fjord with a hike up to Skageflå, one of the many abandoned mountain farms above the Geirangerfjord. The Fosseråsa trail goes from the center of Geiranger via the Norwegian Fjord Centre and up to Vesterås which is a great starting point for mountain hikes in Geiranger. Take a Road Trip from Geiranger via Trollstigen to the Atlantic Road. The Geirangerfjord is located in the southwestern part of the county of Møre og Romsdal, north in Western Norway.
Accommodation in Geiranger
Hotel Union is situated on a hill just above the centre of the tourist village of Geiranger. The hotel has 197 rooms in several categories, from well-equipped standard rooms to luxury suites. Union Bath & Spa invites you to enjoy your spa experience among one of the most beautiful landscapes in Norway.