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Store Batalden rises 492 m straight out of the sea, and it is the highest peak on the islands surrounding Florø.
Hiking up this sea cliff outside Florø will give you an amazing view of the islands and the archipelago! Store Batalden rises 492 m straight out of the sea, and it is the highest peak on the islands surrounding Florø. Here you can enjoy the beautiful nature that makes this archipelago entirely unique!
How to get there?
Florø is easy accessible from both Oslo and Bergen by airplane. For tickets and timetables please visit www.wideroe.no
You can also take the Express boat from Bergen or Selje, which both stops in Florø. When you get to Florø you take a local boat to Store Batalden. For timetables please visit www.ruteinfo.net
By car from Bergen:
Follow road E39 north towards Ålesund/Førde/Lavik. When you get to Oppedal you need to take the ferry to Lavik. Please visit www.ruteinfo.net for timetables. From Lavik follow road E39 to Førde. From here on you follow road 5 (Naustdalsvegen) to Florø. Driving from Bergen to Florø takes approximately 3,5 hours.
Altitude: 492 meters above sea level.
The trail starts at the dock on the island. You cross the beach and turn left by the houses. Walk on the left side when you get to the water. The first part of the trail is rather flat before it gets steeper until you are half way up. From here on to the top the terrain gets less steep. On the top you can enjoy the amazing view of the archipelago!
The duration of the hike is estimated to 2,5hrs. Part of the trail is quite steep, but the hike is graded as moderate for people who are used to walking in terrain.
If you want a easier hike you can go north from the dock, and walk on the eastern side of the island. You will then walk up to the top from a north-eastern direction. This trail is less steep, but takes a bit longer.
During the hike you should look for eagles, which are often seen in the area. If you are lucky, you might even spot a deer! Sometimes they come swimming across the sea from the mainland, and they like to stay on the hillside of the islands where there is a lot of vegetation.