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At the Romsdalseggen ridge near Åndalsnes in Norway - Photo: Roar Klæt
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At the Romsdalseggen ridge near Åndalsnes in Norway Photo: Roar Klæt

Hiking in Nordmøre and Romsdal

Walk the Fjord Route from Kristiansund or hike the Romsdalseggen ridge in the spectacular Romsdalen Valley near Åndalsnes.

Romsdalen is known as the birthplace of mountaineering, and the mountains here are just waiting to be explored. You can choose to take a short afternoon walk along the old Vardeveg road to the Varden viewpoint in Molde, or opt for a much more challenging hike on the Romsdalseggen ridge near Åndalsnes. There are numerous marked trails, as well as many organised hikes – suitable for both keen hikers and families. 

From Kristiansund Airport Kvernberget you can join the Fjord Route (Fjordruta), which heads north along the coastline and into the mountains of Nordmøre. The path is well marked from cabin to cabin. In Innerdalen in Trollheimen, one of the most picturesque valleys in Norway, you can climb up the Innerdalstårnet, go glacier walking on the largest glacier in Central Norway, or simply enjoy local food made on site while you relax in fantastic surroundings.

The northern part of Fjord Norway offers a landscape full of contrasts and activities for everyone.

Family hikes

There are many short and easy walks suited for families in the region. Jogging shoes are enough for such tours, and no special equipment is needed. Remember to bring a snack or a packed lunch – there are many places to stop for a rest.

Moderate walks

Here is a selection of medium hard hikes lasting from one to three hours, and taking you no higher than 400 metres above sea level. Hiking boots or sturdy shoes are recommended for these walks. Remember to bring clothes for changing conditions, as well as water and a snack.

Mountaineering

The region has many mountain peaks rising as high up as 1,800 metres above sea level. You must be properly equipped with sturdy hiking boots and clothes for changing weather conditions. Be prepared for steep hills and in parts narrow paths. Be aware of snow conditions in early spring, when there may still be snow left on the ground. Remember to bring food, drinks, a map and a compass. Another option is to join a guided hike, and enjoy the safety and company of an experienced guide.

Guided tours

DID AdventureContrast AdventureNorgesguidene (pages only in Norwegian), Molde og Romsdals Turistforening (pages only in Norwegian), Bre & FjellHøyt og Lavt (pages only in Norwegian), Trollheimen Aktiv and Norsk Gåsehud all offer guided hikes.

Stay safe

For information on how to stay safe in the Norwegian mountains, read these safety brochures:

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Last updated:  2014-08-19
Hiking in Innerdalen in Trollheimen, Norway - Photo: e Rakke/Nordic Life AS/Fjord Norway
Hiking in Innerdalen in Trollheimen, Norway
Varden viewpoint in Molde, Norway - Photo: Fred Jonny Hammerø
Varden viewpoint in Molde, Norway
Innerdalen and Innerdalstårnet in Norway, 1.394 metres above sea level - Photo: Eystein Opdøl
Innerdalen and Innerdalstårnet in Norway, 1.394 metres above sea level

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At the Romsdalseggen ridge near Åndalsnes in Norway - Photo: Roar Klæt

Hiking in Nordmøre and Romsdal

Walk the Fjord Route from Kristiansund or hike the Romsdalseggen ridge in the spectacular Romsdalen Valley near Åndalsnes.

Hiking in Nordmøre and Romsdal

Source: Visitnorway

Hiking in the Romsdalseggen Ridge

The hike might look a bit scary, but there are three routes to the top, of varying difficulty, all revealing the same breathtaking views.

What to do in Molde and Romsdal

Enjoy the great outdoors hiking, cycling or fishing. Explore local caves or dive in the Atlantic Ocean. All of this is possible in Molde and Romsdal.

What to do in Ålesund and Sunnmøre

Go on a bird safari on the island of Runde, try hiking in the Sunnmøre Alps or check out one of the many annual festivals in the Ålesund area.

Hiking in Geirangerfjord, Ålesund and Nordfjord

The stunning landscape of Fjord Norway is a paradise for hikers, with superb walks within easy distance of Geiranger, Ålesund and Nordfjord.

About Molde and Kristiansund

Key facts about Ålesund and Sunnmøre

Ålesund has around 40,000 inhabitants. It is the largest town in Sunnmøre, a region known for fishing, maritime technology and furniture production.

Tourist information in Ålesund and Sunnmøre

The Tourist Information Office in Ålesund is situated at Skateflukaia in the city centre. Other offices are located in key areas throughout Sunnmøre.

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