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The Fjord Route

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The Fjord Route Photo: Kristiansund og Nordmøre Turistforening
The Fjord Route Photo: Kristiansund og Nordmøre Turistforening
The Fjord Route Photo: Kristiansund og Nordmøre Turistforening
Fjordruta starts at Kvernberget airport in Kristiansund and consists of 13 cottages from the sea to the pristine mountains, distributed along the 150-kilometers-long trail route. The route can easily be divided into shorter trips. Fjordruta has a varied terrain, with trails that follows the coast through the rows of tines out by the sea and the fjord before it goes into the mountains. The travelers will experience big contrasts and breathtaking views of the ocean and mountains.

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Medium
Duration
  • 1 week
Landscape
  • Mountain
  • Forest
Season:
April - October

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Description

The Fjord Route is perhaps the only walking route with its own airport? Thats at least where the route starts; at Kvernberget Airport, Kristiansund. Follow the marked trail and road to Seivika Fergekai (1.5 hours) and take the ferry over to Tømmervågen.

From Tømmervågen it is 1.5 hours to the first cabin Trollstua. Trollstua is the first cabin you come to if you start your trip along the fjord route from Kristiansund, where it is located south on Tustna approx. 200 m southwest of the southwest end of Bjønnavatnet.

From Trollstua the trail continues to Gullsteinvollen cabin (30 minutes). Gullsteinvollen is located on the northern part of The Fjord Route east on Tustna. From the cabin you have lovely views of the ocean and Smøla.

Furthermore, follow the marked trail to Imarbu (5 hours). Imarbu is located on the northern part of the The Fjord Route on the west side of Ertvågsøya. Near the cottage there is a boathouse where there are two boats available for those using the cabin. You will also find fishing gear and crab pots that can be used. The stage is set in order to have many great activities for the kids. 

The next stop on the route is Nersetra (5 hours). Nersetra is the largest facility on The Fjord Route. Near the cabin there are nice swimming ponds and if one wants to feel the salt water, it is not that far to the sea. The lodge is the only one on The Fjord Route with shower.

Rovangen is only a five hour hike from Nersetra. The Cabin is situated in Rostolvatnet east of Rostolen, ca. 7 km northeast of Aure center.

Storfiskhytta is the next stop (6 hours) in a thrilling, hilly terrain, ideal for hiking in summer and winter. The mountain area is characterized by numerous small and large lakes that can provide hikers who have brought their fishing rod, nice experiences. Storfiskhytta is well suited for families.

On the way to Sollia (4 hours) you get a great view on the east side of the valley, east of Snøfjellet. Sollia is a restored farmhouse situated 310 meters above Vinjefjorden in Nordmore, across from Staurset. The cottage has a unique location with stunning views to the south, and may well in many ways be said to be North-Western Norways equivalent to the mountain farms in Storfjorden and the Geirangerfjord in Sunnmøre.

On the way to Storlisetra (4 hours), you come across to the Trøndelag part of The Fjord Route. From the lodge you will have nice views north towards Kyrksæterøra.

Then you can choose to go from Storlisetra via Kårøyan (4 hours) and then to Grytbakksetra (4 hours). You can also go directly from Storlisetra to Grytbakksetra (4 hours).
Kårøyan was the first accommodation on The Fjord Route. The cabin is part of a farm in operation. It has a large old style open fireplace.
Grytbakksetra is superbly located by a river with waterfalls and ponds, overlooking the Trollheimen- and Sunndalsmountains. Pleasant farm houses suitable for families!

From Grytbakksetra you can choose to go to Hermannhytta (6 hours) and either end the trip there or continue on to the trail network in Trollheimen. Hermannhytta serves as the link between The Fjord Route and the cabins in Trollheimen.

If you want to continue on The Fjord Route, go from Grytbakksetra to Hardbakkhytta (6 hours). The cabin is high up by a small pond with a great view in all directions, especially to the south, where one can see a continuous mountain range from the Trollheimen in the east to the Romsdal mountains in the west. To the north you can see the landscape in the northern part of the The Fjord Route and the sea.

The second last stop on The Fjord Route is Tverrlihytta (5 hours). The cabin is far south-east of the The Fjord Route and provide a spacious location with stunning views south! Here is fishing opportunities in the summer and a terrain that is ideal for skiing in winter.

Last stop on the tour is Jutulbu, six hours from Tverrlihytta. The cottage is south of Tussan approx. one kilometer west of Settem mountain farm. It is located on a small hill, yet sheltered. It is possible to swim near the cabin.

From Jutulbu it is six hours of hiking to the ferry landing in Halsa, where you can take the bus back to square one.

Trail marking

This hike is signposted and the level of difficulty indicated by colour-coded icons. Green is easiest, blue is moderate, red is demanding, and black is very demanding.

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The Fjord Route is perhaps the only walking route with its own airport? Thats at least where the route starts; at Kvernberget Airport, Kristiansund. Fo...

The Fjord Route

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