Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal

Skagetåa, 315m (Skaget)

Fylke/Kommune : Møre og Romsdal/Herøy
Maps : 1119-IV Fosnavåg (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Primary factor : 107m
Hiked : Mar 2008
See also : Storevarden
See also : Barmen/Muletua
See also : Keipen (Skorpa)
See also : Igesundshetta
See also : Hornseten
See also : Other Herøy mountains


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Depending on your viewing angle, Skagetåa is either an anonymous hump or a perfect pyramid-shaped coastal top. The top is located on the southwest side on Nerlandsøya island, just above the Skorpesundet sound.  The mountain top has (presumably) its name from Skageneset below the mountain. The suffix "tåa" means "the toe".

The top can be reached via a short, but strenuous path from Koparstad. You can also visit Rjåhornet (419m) on this hike, and even Storevarden (430m, the highest point on the island) if you extend your hike even further.

These coastal peaks have a tremendous view towards the mainland mountains. Skagetåa is no exception, even if the views are even better from Storevarden. The bonus you get on Skagetåa, is the view towards Skorpesundet and the impressive Keipen (431m) on Skorpa island.

Primary factor:

Skagetåa (M711: 315m, Økonomisk Kartverk: Highest contour is 315m, UTM 32 V 320444 6916114) has a primary factor of 107m towards the higher parent mountain Rjåhornet (419m). The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 320383 6916405) is found between west of Lake Litlevatnet, between the two tops. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is within the contours 205-210m, interpolated to 208m.

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Trail descriptions

Notes: Class ratings are in reference to YDS. Click here for more information.

The trails described below are not necessarily the *easiest* trails to this mountain.

Route 1: Koparstad - Skagetåa (summer)

Difficulty : Class 1 (YDS)
Exposure : No
Distance : Approx. 1,4Km to the top
Time : Approx. 45-60 minutes to the top
Starting Elev.: Approx. 20m
Vertical Gain : Approx. 300m
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(all distances are approx. distances)

The nearest larger city is Ålesund. From Ålesund, follow highway E39 towards Bergen, and then RV61 towards Hareid. Take the Sulesund - Hareid ferry and follow RV61 (roughly) 3Km towards Ulsteinvik. At the roundabout junction outside Ulsteinvik, turn left and follow RV61 southbound until you turn right when you see the "Måløy" sign. Once on Gurskøya, follow highway RV564 all the way to Fosnavåg.

From the main junction in Fosnavåg, turn left and follow the sign to Nerlandsøya. Enter Nerlandsøya on the Nerlandsøybrua bridge, and 2,4Km after leaving Fosnavåg, turn left towards Koparstad, on the north side of the bridge. Follow the Koparstad road 2,9Km to road end. Find parking on the right-hand side of the road. 


The route

The path begins by the creek coming down the couloir and follows a fence for a while. The path is strenuously steep, but levels out at 180m elevation. The path westbound up the ridge is less pronounced than the path up from the trailhead, but you should be able to follow it all the way to the top. The top is not marked at all; there is no cairn and no trigonometric marker.

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