Skaget from Kopperstad


Estimated net time 1-1½ hours
Difficulty The lower part of the path is steep and can be wet and slippery, but there are no technical difficulties.
Drinking water There's a stream running close to the path up to 190 metres.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (April 2014).
Parking Room for many cars at trail head car park.
Start height 14 metres
Vertical metres 305 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 2.9 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Start of path towards Skaget.


From the junction between roads 61 and 654 on the island Gurskøya, approximately 18.7 km south on road 61 from the ferry port at Hareid, drive road 654 in the direction of Fosnavåg (north-west).

- At 8.1 km turn right towards Fosnavåg.

- At 13.1 km turn left towards Fosnavåg.

- At 19.1 km turn left towards Nerlandsøya.

- At 19.3 km turn right towards Nerlandsøya.

- At 21.6 km turn left towards Kopperstad.

- At 24.5 km park on the car park at the end of the road.

From the car park walk 20-30 metres back along the road and find the signed path going up the steep slope. This path is steep and can be a little slippery in places so some care should be shown in the steep terrain. Turn left where signed for Skagetåa when you get close to the lake Lemevatnet. Follow this path, which is marked by wooden poles with red paint, all the way to the summit. You will find a sign and a registration book up here.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



23. April 2014

I had already hiked Barmen this nice Wednesday afternoon and Skaget was now on the agenda. The path in the lower section was a bit steeper than I had anticipated, and some care was required because of wet and slippery mud in a couple of places. But all in all a fine hike to a nice view point.

Back at the car I drove to Runde in order to hike Rundabranden.

Photos 23.04.2014