Skomakarnibbå Day Hike


Enjoy a scenic hike and discover the hidden beauty and legend of Skomakarnibbå, a rocky outcrop once home to a traveling shoemaker. You’ll start the journey by transferring to the trailhead via the scenic Ryfylke National Tourist Road, enjoying views of mountains, fjords, and lakes. You’ll also pass through the world’s longest underwater road tunnel.

At the start of the hike, you’ll pass Hagalid Mountain Farm, home to sheep and Christmas trees. In the summer, you can stroll through the farm’s original building, Sofie’s House, featuring local artisans' work. As you continue your hike, you’ll pass through marshes, farms, forests, and fields. Along the way, enjoy views of Ullsvikjuvet Gorge, Jøsenfjord, and the surrounding islands and mountains of Ryfylke.

Following a moderate yet challenging path, you’ll eventually reach Skomakarnibbå, which sits about 2,300 feet (700 m) above Jøsenfjord. Take a break and enjoy the incredible views while having a picnic lunch. Afterward, your guide will lead you back down to the mountain farm. When open, you’ll stop at Hagalid’s quaint café to warm up with a cup of coffee and Norwegian waffles or a warm bowl of homemade soup. After the break, your guide will lead you back to the trailhead and then transport you to Stavanger.

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