Norway's longest uphill

1848 meters above the fjord you are at the top of the mountain Skaala in Loen. In 1891 the local people built a round tower with 22 bedplaces for stayover. The instigator was Hans Henrik Gerhard Kloumann, educated doctor, with convalescence for body and soul as a vision for the building.

For many years this has been a popular mountain trip, and a lot of people has run up the hills to beat the local records. Skaala is the highest mountain in Northern Europe having the footh in the fjord.

History

 In 1891, a round tower was built with three-tier bunk beds sleeping 22. The tower, which was the brainchild of Dr Hans Henrik Gerhard Kloumann, was built to provide recreation for body and soul. From his home at Faleide, he had a beautiful view looking up the fjord with the majestic Mount Skåla in the background. Mount Skåla is reckoned to be Norway’s highest mountain top with its ‘foot in the sea’. The Skålatårnet tower is a self-service cabin run by the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) and it is without doubt Norway’s – and perhaps the world’s – most unique tourist cabin. 

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Skåla Tower and Skålabu

The Skålatårnet tower and the new Skålabu cabin are self-service cabins run by the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT). Skålatårnet is without doubt Norway’s – and perhaps the world’s – most unique tourist cabin. Bergen and Hordaland turlag has the responsibility for the Skaala tower and the new Skålabu. Bergen and Hordaland turlag is the Western Norway's biggest outdoor organization with nearly 30.000 members.