Ascend to Skålatårnet (or Kloumanntårnet, 1843 meters, near Loen) on Skåla, the highest mountain in Norway with its foot in a fjord.
Ascend to Skålatårnet ("Skåla tower" or Kloumanntårnet, 1843 meters / 6047 feet elevation) on Skåla, the highest mountain in Norway with its foot in a fjord. Doctor Kloumann built the tower in 1891 with hopes to cure clients with tuberculosis. The hike starts east of Loen village in Stryn municipality, Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Between Tjugen camping and Loenvatnet, park at the pay lot and ascend steeply on a well marked trail, which is nicely improved with stone steps in the upper section. Hikers should allow at least 5 hours up and 3 hours down on this strenuous ascent of over 1800 meters vertically (6000 feet). The public can sleep in the tower's 22 beds, administered by Bergen Turlag, a subsidiary of the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT).Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download