Skaget 1685 masl, Langsua National Park
Skaget (1685 m.a.sl.) is the highest mountain peak in Langsua National Park.
Follow road 51 to Heggenes and exit towards Yddin (toll road). Continue past Yddin Fjellstue (mountain lodge) and follow the road that ends up by Storeskag. Park your car approx. 700m before the tourist cabin Storeskag, at a large parking area with information boards and a toilet. The standard of the road can vary early in the season due to snow melting.
Summer route description
The path to Skaget starts to the left just after the parking area. There are several paths crossing, but you keep on the main path until it splits underneath the east shoulder, Nasen. We recommend choosing the main route to the right up on the east shoulder (Nasen), turning westwards over the plateau towards the summit. Alternatively you can keep following the path straight ahead underneath thesummit area. There are two options: turning right steep uphill a gully approx. midway underneath the summit plateau or keeping straight still, traversing the whole mountainside beneath the summit and then following the cairns towards the summit from the west (partly scrambling). All routes can be combined to make a round trip, however on your way back down, the main route is the easiest to follow. We only recommend this hike in clear weather.
Length: ca. 3.5 km one way
Duration: ca. 1.5–2 hrs. up
Elevation gain: ca. 540 meters
Suitable for children: from 4-5 yrs.
GPS-coordinates starting point 32v 512472 6793545
GPS-coordinates summit 32v 510711 6795232
Tel: (+47) 61 35 94 10