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Romsdalseggen
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Hiking the
Romsdalseggen Ridge

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Prepare yourself for unbeatable sights

The Romsdalseggen ridge is known as one of the most picturesque and accessible hikes in the country.

Fjords, mountains and waterfalls everywhere you look – the hike across the Romsdalseggen ridge offers views that will take the most seasoned hiker’s breath away.

From the top you can see across Åndalsnes, the Trollveggen cliff and the Trolltinder peaks, and all the way to Molde and the ocean to the west. Far down, the Rauma river winds its way through the valley, and you may get a glimpse of the train on the Rauma Railway.

The hike is around ten kilometres and takes five to seven hours. There are three route options: one easy, one of medium difficulty and one extreme that requires a mountain guide. Take a bus from Åndalsnes to the starting point in the Vengedalen valley in the morning.

Season

The hiking season lasts from July to September.

About Northwest

In the region of the Atlantic Road and Trollstigen in the northwestern part of Fjord Norway you will find a mountain area with tall peaks and breathtaking views. Apart from the Romsdalseggen ridge in Åndalsnes you can try the fjord route just north of Kristiansund, visit the beautiful valley Innerdalen, or explore Trollheimen.

Read more about hiking in Northwest.

Where it's at

The map below may come in handy when you start planning your adventure to Romsdalseggen.

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    Getting here and around

    • Romsdalseggen hiking road

      By road

      Drive or take a bus to Åndalsnes from Molde on road Rv64, or from Ålesund on road E39 and E136.

      From Åndalsnes, there is a daily bus service from 1 July to 30 September to Vengedalen.

    • Romsdalseggen hiking train

      By train

      There are daily train departures from Oslo (5.5 hours) and Trondheim (4.5 hours) to Åndalsnes. 

    • Romsdalseggen hiking plane

      By plane

      Molde is the closest airport, located around 60 kilometres from Åndalsnes. There are daily flights to and from major cities in Norway.

    Safety in the mountains

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    Norway is an incredible place to explore, with untamed mythical landscapes, mountains, valleys, and fjords. Before you enter the outdoors, get familiar with the nine simple rules of the Norwegian mountain code to help you stay safe.

    1. Plan your trip and inform others about the route you have selected.
    2. Adapt the planned routes according to ability and conditions.
    3. Pay attention to the weather and the avalanche warnings.
    4. Be prepared for bad weather and frost, even on short trips.
    5. Bring the necessary equipment so you can help yourself and others.
    6. Choose safe routes. Recognize avalanche terrain and unsafe ice.
    7. Use a map and a compass. Always know where you are.
    8. Don’t be ashamed to turn around.
    9. Conserve your energy and seek shelter if necessary.

    Read the mountain code with supplementary comments.

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