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Skjeggen hike

The Skjeggen hike is a steep one, and suits people with strong legs that are used to mountain hiking. This hike is an option for the Horntinden hike that is located next door.
Difficulty Level: Challenging
Skjeggen hike. Photo: @annie.kristin.sjoteig
Place: Meløy
Duration: 5 hours
Distance: 5 km
Height: 904 masl
Dog: yes

About the Skjeggen hike

Skjeggen, with its steep mountain hike, offers a truly challenging experience rewarded with breathtaking views, especially on sunny days. This trek to the summit of Skjeggen is ideal for those with strong legs and a desire to push themselves. The summit rewards adventurers with panoramic vistas that will leave you breathless.

The Skjeggen hike can also be considered an excellent alternative to Horntinden, a simpler nearby mountain peak. Both peaks are relatively close to each other, and regardless of which one you choose, you’ll enjoy a similar majestic view of the landscape. If you prefer more adventure and are up for the challenge, Skjeggen will undoubtedly quench your thirst for excitement in beautiful surroundings.


While the maps are based on real GPS tracks, please note that their primary purpose is to provide a starting point and approximate route for the trip, rather than precise positioning. The accuracy of maps and GPS may also vary slightly.

You are always responsible for making your own judgments when venturing into the mountains, taking the current conditions into account. It’s crucial to ensure you have appropriate footwear for the conditions and that you bring an adequate supply of food and water for your journey.

It is also important to check the local weather forecast in advance.

Trail from previous hike

Pictures from the hike

Instagram photo by: @annie.kristin.sjoteig