Skageflå is one of a handful of historic mountain farms on the steep mountainsides along the Geirangerfjorden. It is located in Stranda Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Skageflå lies approximately 250 metres (820 ft) above the fjord. The farm is a 2 to 4 hour walk from the nearby village of Geiranger, and can also be reached with help of a local sightseeing boat (M/S Geirangerfjord). The boat takes passengers to a spot on the fjord just below the farm, from where they face a very steep half-hour climb. Coastal Odyssey, a sea kayaking company, runs guided kayaking tours with interpretation to the farm. Active Geiranger also does guided kayak trips to the farm as well as water taxi trips to the trail. Directly across the fjord is the old Knivsflå farm and the Seven Sisters waterfall.PutSkagefla into our Geiranger route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Although it was abandoned in 1916, Skageflå was once one of the richer goat farms in Geiranger, and had two or three mountain pastures for its animals. The farm was inhabited from the middle ages until 1916; it is now a tourist attraction. A rock slide in 1873 destroyed much of the cultivated land. From the fjord, the farm has a difficult uphill hike to get to the farm.
Magdalene Thoresen, Henrik Ibsen's mother-in-law, said of the area:
This fjord is surrounded by the steepest and, one is almost tempted to say, the most preposterous mountains on the entire west coast. It is very narrow and has no habitable shore area, for the precipitous heights rise in sheer and rugged strata almost straight out of the water. Foaming waterfalls plunge into the fjord from jagged peaks. There are, however, a few mountain farms here, and of these one or two have such hazardous access, by paths that wind around steep precipices, and by bridges that are fixed to the mountain with iron bolts and rings, that they bear witness in a most striking way to the remarkable powers of invention which the challenges of nature have developed in man.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
Tours to Skagefla
£47 BOOK WITH VIATOR Fjord Sightseeing Tour by Boat in Geiranger Fjord Sightseeing Tour by Boat in Geiranger
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Best way to see the Geirangerfjord. We took the cruise that let us off at the fjord under Skageflå. The hike back to Geiranger is nearly 10 kilometers and have an aprox. 500 m ascent. Stunning views..... more
Best way to see the Geirangerfjord. We took the cruise that let us off at the fjord under Skageflå. The hike back to Geiranger is nearly 10 kilometers and have an aprox. 500 m ascent. Stunning views..... more »
We got a boat ride out to the bottom of the hill and then hiked up to the farm and back via homlongsetra and back down to Homlong. 10km all up back to geiranger with 700m climbing. The track up is...
We got a boat ride out to the bottom of the hill and then hiked up to the farm and back via homlongsetra and back down to Homlong. 10km all up back to geiranger with 700m climbing. The track up is... more »
Very nice farm with an amazing view of the whole fiord. The hike is demanding but worth it to do both ways if you're an experienced hiker.
Plan your trip to Geiranger
- Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
- Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
- Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
- Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Geiranger
Side trips from Geiranger
Hidden gems in Geiranger
Nearby attractions in Geiranger
Trips in Skagefla by other users
8 days in Geiranger BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS Geiranger Fjord Kayaking & Canoeing The Seven Sisters 15 days in Oslo & Western Norway BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA Oslo Stavanger Flam 61 days in Norway BY A USER FROM INDIA Oslo Leknes Trondheim 14 days in Bergen & Stryn BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA Bergen Stryn 13 days in Oslo, Stryn & Bergen BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Oslo Stryn Bergen 18 days in Norway SEE PLAN Bergen Leknes Oslo