Home of the Trolls
A mountain range between the regions of Trøndelag and Nordmøre, Trollheimen is known for its varied and fertile landscape. The area is abundant in wildlife and is home to a diverse flora. Trollheimen has a rich history, and it is still used for grazing, dairy farming, reindeer herding, hunting and fishing. The central part of Trollheimen has "landscape protection area" status, which means that the landscape and the plants and animals that live in it are closely looked after and managed. Whether you're looking for peace and quiet or excitement, you can be sure of finding great experiences here.
The classic Trollheimen Triangle is the most famous and popular hiking route in Trollheimen, and takes three days of hiking through varied scenery in the heart of Trollheimen between traditional lodges belonging to Trondheim Tourist Association. It is most common to start from Gjevillvasshytta cabin, which is reachable by car, or Jøldalshytta which is 2.5 miles away by foot or bike. If you arrive the night before, you can start in the morning after a hearty breakfast at the lodge.
Innerdalen mountain valley and Innerdalstårnet mountain are popular hiking destinations for both families and mountain climbers. Innerdalen has frequently been called the most beautiful mountain valley in Norway and Renndølssetra summer pasture farm welcomes you with traditional food and wildlife. For those who are looking for more challenging tours, Innerdalstårnet is a favorite among mountaineers.
There is an excellent selection of places to stay, eat and drink in Trollheimen. You can stay at mountain farms, hotels or traditional tourist cabins, where you will be served delicious traditional food prepared with local ingredients.
Some accommodation locations are staffed throughout the year. The larger tourist cabins are staffed at Easter and in the summer. There are also many self-catering cabins that you can use all year round.
There are tourist information offices at Surnadal, Sunndalsøra, Gjøra and Oppdal.
Trollheimen is located south-west of Trondheim, just north of Oppdal. You can get there by air, train, bus or by car.
If you are traveling from Trondheim or Oslo and want to get to Trollheimen via Oppdal or Berkåk, the easiest way is by train and then by bus to Sunndal or Nerskogen. There are also good bus connections from Trondheim to Rindal, Surnadal and Sunndal.
Trollheimen lies between the E6, Fv 65, Fv 700 and Rv 70 roads.
To get to the eastern side of Trollheimen, take E6.
To get to the south side of Trollheimen (to Gjevillvassdalen, Storlidalen, Sunndal or Innerdalen), turn off towards the west at Oppdal and follow Rv 70.
If you are heading to Resdalen, Folldalen, Jøldalen or Vindøldalen, to the north of Trollheimen, follow E6 and turn off west at Berkåk, then follow Rv 700 and Rv 65. If you are arriving from the north, follow E39 from Trondheim to Orkanger.
From Kristiansund and Molde, take E39 and turn off eastwards on Rv 70 at Aspøya or on Fv 65 in Halsa.
A number of smaller roads lead in from the main roads that surround Trollheimen. Many of these are toll roads, so make sure you have cash with you.
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If you are travelling by air, there are several airports to choose from. Værnes Airport in Trondheim is the largest airport close to Trollheimen, with flights by SAS, Norwegian, Widerøe, KLM and many others to choose from.
Kristiansund Airport Kvernberget can offer flights by SAS and Widerøe, and Molde Airport Årø has flights by SAS, Widerøe, Chronair, Norwegian and many others available.
You can reach Trollheimen by train or bus from Værnes, and by bus from Kvernberget and Årø.
You can take the train from Oslo or Trondheim to either Oppdal or Berkåk.
Find timetables and book tickets on nsb.no.
Several companies offer bus connections to the Trollheimen area:
- Nor-Way Bussekspress
- Mørelinjen Trondheim – Ålesund (via Surnadal and Rindal, connection to Ålvundeid and Sunndal)
- Fjordekspressen from Bergen to Trondheim (via Oppdal and Berkåk)
- Local bus services in inner Nordmøre (includes Kristiansund – Oppdal and Surndadal – Sunndal)
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