WELCOME TO GEIRANGER AND SKAGEFLÅ
The beautiful old mountain farm Skageflå is located in the Geiranger fjord. Skageflå lies on a mountain cliff, 250 meters over Geirangerfjord. In the old days people actually lived up here and carried materials and animals all the way up. In 1873 there was a big landslide and most of the farm got big damages. The people on Skageflå got help from people from the farm Møllseter. Brother and sister from both farms ended up married and settled in Skageflå. Even though they were siblings. It was normal back then. Another story about these old mountain farms is when the kids were out playing, they used to tie a rope around them so they would not fall down into the fjord. Belive it or not :)
The backside of the farm!
To get there you can take a rib boat, paddle yourself out with a kayak, or take the regular tourist boat, M/S Geirangerfjord. They will drop you of where the hiking trail starts in Skagehola. We preferred the rib boat for some extra fun before we started.
#selfietime on the rib boat ;)
They drove us straight into a waterfall so we got wet, loved it! You should try it!
The hiking trail goes pretty much straight up and is pretty steep. Remember to wear good hiking shoes as it can be slippery and wet sometimes. The trail is easy to follow and has good marking. It takes about 45 minits to walk up.
The scenery is breathtaking all the way. The king and queen of Norway have even been here, and they celebrated their silver wedding with 30 guests at the farm in 1993. You can see why!
The seven sisters viewed from Skageflå!
We love to hike so of course we did choose a longer trip back to Geiranger via Homlongsætra and Homlong. From Skageflå this hike takes about 2-3 hours.
The view over Skageflå from further up the trail on the way to Homlong.
The beautiful Homlongsætra 544 meters over the fjord!
Most of the hikers take a rest here and enjoy the stunning view over Geiranger! Bring your camera and make time for this hike when your in Geiranger. This is really something to write home about.
Happy hiking :) For more photos check my insta account: instahanniz