Northern Europe's toughest uphill race

La Sportiva Skaala Uphill, from 29 to 1848 metres above sea level, is Northern Europe's tougest uphill race in terms of the difference in altitude of 1.819 metres between start and finish. The total distance is 8,2 km, and the average rise is 22,5 %. La Sportiva Skaala Uphill is arranged with both competition class with individual timekeeping, and also with a fun run class without timekeeping.
This years poster.

PLEASE NOTE: La Sportiva Skaala Uphill race takes place in the Jostedalsbreen National Park. We therefore ask all participants and spectators to follow the marked trail. Please use garbage bins for drinking cups and other waste.

Ahmet Arslan (Turkey)
Andrew Douglas (Scotland)
Anita Iversen Lilleskare (Norway)
Annie Bersagel (USA)
Bhim Gurung (Nepal)
Eli Anne Dvergsdal (Norway)
Håkon Skarsholt (Norway)
Jens Arne Svartedal (Norway)
Johan Bugge (Norway)
Johanna Åström (Sweden)
Karoline Holsen Kyte (Norway)
Kristen Skjeldal (Norway)
Live Sollid ( Norway)
May Britt Buer (Norway)
Per-Christian Færøvik Grieg (Norway)
Stian Øvergaard Aarvik (Norway)
Stian Angermund-Vik (Norway)
Thorbjørn Thorsen Ludvigsen (Norway)
Torstein Tengsareid (Norway)
Weldu Negash
Øyvind Heiberg Sundby (Norway)



La Sportiva Skaala Uphill Race has great prizes. Read more. 

Entry fees

Competition class: NOK 660          
Fun run class adult (from 16 y.) NOK 240. After August 1st: NOK 260
Fun-run child (10 to 15 y.): NOK 100


La Sportiva Skaala Uphill is North Europe's tougest mountain race, in terms of the difference in altitude of 1.819 metres between start and finish. Could you beat the record of 1 h 20 min 6 seg for women and 1 h 7 min 6 sec for men? 

Fun run Class

Ready for a tough race, but want only to compete with yourself? Join the fun run class to Mount Skåla. 

This years La Sportiva Skaala Uphill POSTER (pdf) 

Mini Skaala Uphill race

For children 5-12 years old, where we walk to the Mountain Farm. Barbeque at Tjugen after the event. Arranged by our sponsor Sogn og Fjordane Sparebank


Barbeque party in the Alexandra Garden

Enjoy a delicious grillbuffet together with fellow Skåla runners Saturday evening in the Alexandra Garden.



Stay at Hotel Alexandra or Hotel Loenfjord in the centre of Loen, or in a cosy cabin up the valley.