Skomakarnibbå near Hjelmeland
hike near Hjelmeland is a brilliant day trip from Stavanger - it is the
third "Vertigo View" in the area, along with
Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) and
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hike starts at Hagali near Hjelmeland. Walking first along farm and forest
tracks, it gets steeper for a while (it could be tricky when wet) before
changing again to a path across moorland on the top - and bushes laden with
berries in August / September.
There is a cairn at the top of the hill Høgeheia but the main attraction is the overhanging rock slab from which to look across at Skomakarnibba and down over Josenfjord.
On the way back, enjoy the views out over the islands of the Ryfylke, before starting the climb down.
What is most amazing about this walk is how quiet it is - probably only 1000 or so people come to Skomakarnibbå each year, even though it would draw hundreds of thousands anywhere else. That is part of what makes Norway so special.
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From Stavanger take the ferry to Tau and drive up RV13 to Hjelmeland (or take the tunnels to Rennesøy, and ferries via Finnøy and Ombo to Hjelmeland). Through Hjelmeland on the road to Tøtlandsvik, then quickly left and up the hill on a narrow road to Hageli. There are a few parking places before the farm.
About 6 places just before the farm - by Skomakernibba information boards.
Distance from Stavanger: about 50 km from Tau ferry
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Travel time from Stavanger:
1 hour by car plus ferry time
Duration of the visit:
This will take 6 - 7 hours, more if you stop to pick berries
Seemed like a long drag at first, but gets better and the drop at the top REALLY scares grown-ups.
Pulpit Rock (prekestolen)
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