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The guided hike up Mt. Saksa is the most scenic in the area and a favourite activity for locals and visitors alike. Hike the 1,073 m (3,520 ft) trail and be rewarded with panoramic views of the fjord.

This tour begins along the Norangsfjorden shoreline in the village of Urke. With every step you take up the mountain, the scenery becomes more beautiful and is one of the most popular hikes in the Hjørundfjorden region.

Once at the top of, enjoy the view of Hjørundfjorden in one direction and over to Mt.Ålesund in the other direction. This hike offers a panoramic view of the fjord and is one of the most spectacular vistas in the area.

In the last few years, the top part of the trail has been improved by Nepalese sherpas. What was once loose rocks is now a stairway built from the existing rock.

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Hiking adventure on Mount Saksa
Hikers on the summit of Mount Saksa
Mount Saksa seen from the middle of the hiking terrain
View from the top of Saksa where the Norangsfjord meets the Hjørundfjord
Hiker on the summit of Saksa in Hjørundfjorden looking at the sunset
Climbing chain on the trail to the summit of Mount Saksa
Mount Saksa seen from the Norangsfjord

Important on this trip

Meeting Point

The meeting point for this activity is at Uteguiden’s Office at Storgata 10 in Stranda.

Age Limit

Participants must be at least 6 years old.


For those who don’t have a car a shuttle can be arranged from the activity center to the starting point of the hike for an extra cost.


Lunch is included.


Wear hiking boots, light hiking clothes and bring a waterproof and windproof jacket as well as a fleece or wool sweater. Beanies and gloves are necessary on cold days.

Water and extra food

It is a good idea to bring with you a bottle of water and some extra food.