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Ski touring in Romsdalen
Ski touring in Nordmøre and Romsdal - Fjord Norway.
Photo: Fri Flyt/Fjord Norway

Ski touring in Nordmøre
and Romsdal

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Skiing from the mountain to the fjord

Located in Fjord Norway, the Nordmøre and Romsdal area is ideal for a ski touring challenge in some of most scenic terrain the country has to offer.

Quick facts (Nordmøre, Romsdal)

Main ski touring season
January to early May

Level recommended
Experienced to experts

Epic run
Kirketaket (1,439 metres) is considered the classic of the popular Isfjorden area. The curved formation of the flank protects from winds and generally ensures some of the best snow conditions in Isfjorden.

Types of skiing terrain
Alpine peaks
Sea to summit

Types of accommodation
Hotels and B&Bs
Full service lodges
House boats (sail and ski)

Espen Håvik

Espen Håvik about Romsdal

Espen Håvik is a ski tourer who knows the area well. "Romsdal is perfect for ski touring with tall, beautiful mountains that rise straight out of the fjords. And the area has something for everyone: Short and easy beginner trips like Smørbotntind, longer spring classics like Kyrkjetaket, and steep skiing down the Slingsby route on the mountain Store Venjetind", he says.

"From the city of Molde you have the view of the beautiful mountains, and they are just a short drive away!"

"There is usually snow between November and June, with regular refills of fresh powder through the season."

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Backcountry skiing Fjord Norway: Trollheimen, Sunndalsfjella and Romsdal
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    Getting here and around

    Get in-depth travel information at Northwest's official website.

    • Northwest road (ski touring)

      By road

      Express buses and local buses connect Åndalsnes (at the end of the Romdalen valley) and Sunndalsøra with Molde and many other cities and villages in the area.

      Renting a car gives you more flexibility and easier access to the runs.

    • Northwest train (ski touring)

      By train

      The scenic Raumabanen from Dombås to Åndalsnes has several daily connections to the Oslo-Trondheim line (which stops at Oslo Airport).

    • Northwest plane (ski touring)

      By plane

      Molde Airport is the nearest entry point to the skiing areas in Romsdal, with daily flights to and from Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim. Alternatively, you can fly to Kristiansund Airport to enter the area a bit further north, or to Ålesund Airport a bit further south.

    Get inspired

    Let the adventure begin.

    Safety in the mountains

    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. This is especially the case for ski tourers - check the current situation in your area on varsom.no and make sure you follow the advise given.
    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.
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