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.
The hiking season lasts from July to September.
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.
The map below may come in handy when you start planning your adventure to Romsdalseggen.
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.
There are daily train departures from Oslo (5.5 hours) and Trondheim (4.5 hours) to Åndalsnes. Find timetables and book tickets at NSB’s website.
Molde is the closest airport, located around 60 kilometres from Åndalsnes. There are daily flights to and from major cities in Norway.
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.
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