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Skomakarnibbå Day Hike

Premium, Privately Guided Day-Trip
8,990 NOK per group
| 1-7 guests

Skomakarnibbå or “The Shoemaker’s Crag” towers 700 meters above the Jøsenfjord. Take a guided hike to this rock formation, which is a well kept secret and a true hidden pearl, with few visitors.

Includes visit to Hagalid Mountain Farm!

 

2020 Season | June – August

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Tour Includes

 • Hotel pick-up / drop-off
 • Transportation
 • Professional guide

 • Use of hiking poles
 • Hot beverages & snack
 • Coffee & waffles (Thu-Fri)
 • Homemade soup (Sat-Sun)
 • Photography Package

Please Bring

• Proper hiking boots*
• Warm, thick socks x 2
• Water-resistant pants*

• Rain-proof jacket*
• Fleece or woollen sweater
• Warm hat and gloves*
• Small backpack*
• Water / snacks

*items can also be rented

Extras

• Hiking boot rental | + 200 NOK
• Hiking pants rental | + 150 NOK
• Hiking jacket rental | + 150 NOK
• Day-pack rental | + 50 NOK

NOTE
Prices → per-person/per-tour

Difficulty

MODERATE
Suitable for participants who are generally in good physical condition & have previous hiking experience.

DISTANCE | 7 kilometers
ASCENT | 450 meters

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Participants

MAXIMUM | 7 Hikers

MUST BE
≥ 8 years old

> 15kg | 33lbs.
> 105cm | 3ft. 6in.
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IMPORTANT
Please do not book tours that exceed your skill-level or physical abilities.

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Weather Changes

Due to the possibility of rapidly-changing weather conditions, it may be necessary to make changes to scheduled trips. In the event that your trip needs to be rescheduled for another day or cancelled on short notice, you may choose between joining the rescheduled trip or getting a refund. In the event that weather conditions deteriorate during your trip, it may be necessary to turn around on the trail or head back earlier than planned. If this happens, no refunds will be given.

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According to legend, a travelling shoemaker, who had been sentenced to death, was given a chance to redeem himself by working on the edge of Skomakarnibbå, or The Shoemaker’s Crag. Just shy of finishing his work, he got distracted by a wedding procession on the mountainside below, became dizzy, and tumbled over the edge, never to be seen again.

Join Outdoorlife Norway on a guided day-hike to Skomakarnibbå and experience one of Ryfylke’s true hidden gems. Hike through diverse landscapes, visit an authentic mountain farm, and experience the exhilaration of standing atop an overhanging cliff 700 meters above the Jøsenfjord.

Before beginning the day’s journey, your guide will meet you at your pre-selected pick-up location. While enjoying stunning views of fjords, lakes, and mountains, you’ll be transported along the scenic Ryfylke National Tourist Road, including driving the world’s longest undersea road tunnel. After a short briefing at the trailhead, you’ll embark on your journey to Skomakarnibbå.

After walking just 200 meters, you’ll pass Hagalid Mountain Farm, which is situated 300 meters above the Jøsenfjord. Production at the farm includes livestock (mainly sheep) and Christmas trees. The property also includes large wooded areas that are mainly used as hunting grounds. The original farm building, ‘Sofie’s House’, was built in 1840 and has been refurbished to preserve many of its original details.

The trail to Skomakarnibbå, which is 7-kilometers long (roundtrip), crosses through bogs, farm yards, forests, and fields of grazing sheep. Along the way, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of Ullsvikjuvet Gorge, the Jøsenfjord, and the surrounding islands and mountains of Ryfylke. After about 3 hours of hiking and an elevation gain of 450 meters, you’ll reach Skomakarnibbå, 700 meters above the Jøsenfjord.

After taking a break to enjoy the views and your packed lunch, your guide will lead you back down to Hagalid Mountain Farm, which will take about 2 hours. During the summer, both Sofie’s House and the farm’s old smokehouse become galleries that exhibit handiwork from local artisans. Guests can purchase artwork such as ceramics, paintings, jewelry, sketches, and items made of hand-blown glass. At Hagalid’s quaint café, you’ll enjoy a warm cup of coffee and freshly-made Norwegian waffles (Thursdays & Fridays) or a warm bowl of freshly-made soup (Saturdays & Sundays). After the break, your guide will lead you back to the trailhead and then transport you back to Stavanger.

The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately 18:00 (6:00pm).

DURATION
Total |
~10 hours 
Hiking | ~5-6 hours (including breaks)
Transportation | ~2 hour (each way)
Post-Hike Rest | ~1 hour (visit to Hagalid Mountain Farm)

PICK-UP
This is a privately guided tour.
During booking, you may specify your desired pick-up location from a wide range of hotels in the Stavanger region. It’s also possible to choose to be picked up at the airport (SOLA/SVG), a private residence/AirBnB location, or the cruise ship port.

Your guide will pick you up at 7:00am. 

DROP-OFF
The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately 18:00 (6:00pm).

This is an approximation which depends highly on the time of year, weather, and other factors.

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