Take a walk on the wild side in Skjak, a dramatic region defined by rugged mountains, shimmering glaciers and herds of wild reindeer. Use the lively village of Bismo as a base to explore two of the most spectacular national parks in the country - Reinheimen National Park in the north and Breheimen National Park in the south.
Things to do in Skjak
The village of Bismo is a great base for outdoor adventures in Skjak, with a wide selection of shops, cafes and cosy B&Bs. From the village, you can day trip to Breheimen National Park and explore pristine glacier-carved landscapes. Explore more than 300 kilometres of waymarked trails, including a challenging hike up Tverrådalskyrkja Mountain. The area is home to herds of wild reindeer, as well as wolverines, moose, deer and other wildlife.
Reinheimen National Park protects almost 2,000 square kilometres of alpine wilderness. Trails wind through the park and take you deep into the mountains. The park is home to thousands of wild reindeer, as well as golden eagles and falcons.
Reliable winter snowfall transforms the village of Grotli into one of the top ski resorts in Innlandet county. Alongside downhill runs, the resort offers excellent cross-country skiing. Visit in the summer to enjoy the scenic hiking and cycling trails. Grotli is also a launchpad for guided hikes on Tystigbreen Glacier.
Skjak is brimming with postcard-perfect scenes, from centuries-old wooden churches to traditional log huts with moss-covered roofs. Allow time to stop at scenic lookouts dotted across the region, including a viewing platform overlooking ice-blue Langvatnet Lake.
Getting around Skjak
Skjak is located in Innlandet county, a six-hour drive from Bergen and four hours from Alesund. Rental cars are the best way to visit Skjak and explore Innlandet county at your own pace. Oslo Airport is a five-hour drive away.