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.
In the northwestern corner of Fjord Norway, the area of Nordmøre and Romsdal awaits with alpine peaks close to the ocean. Here, you will find some of the largest vertical gain in Norway, and long ups and downs to keep you entertained throughout your stay. This region really comes to life in the springtime, when you can experience skiing on grain snow of the finest calibre.
On the Romsdal Haute Route, commonly billed as the ‘ultimate ski tour’, you can look forward to three days in some of Norway’s remotest peaks. Starting and ending at the Romsdalen Lodge, the tour combines fantastic skiing terrain with spectacular fjord views and runs of up to 1,200 metres. Along the way, you will stay at conveniently located mountain huts and have the opportunity to enjoy delicious Norwegian cuisine.
Another classic tour in the region goes under the name ‘The alpine ski tour’, just north of Romsdal. Together with an IFMGA certified guide who keeps you safe, you will explore the mountains that dominate the beautiful area around Sunndalsøra. Taking in 1,000 metre downhill descents, this adventure will put the most skilled ski tourer to the test.
Both tours are within a short distance of the cathedral city of Molde and the culturally vibrant town of Kristiansund, making it perfectly possible to combine your ski tour with a city break.
Quick facts (Nordmøre, Romsdal)
Main ski touring season
January to early May
Experienced to experts
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
Sea to summit
Excursions and other winter activities
Trollstigen, Romsdalseggen and the Atlantic Road – some of Norway's most visited tourist attractions – are found in Nordmøre. See a complete list of things to do in Nordmøre.
Museums and art galleries
The Norwegian Mountaineering Museum (Norsk Tindesenter) in Åndalsnes is an interesting stop for all ski touring enthusiasts. See all cultural attractions in Nordmøre.
Types of accommodation
Hotels and B&Bs
Full service lodges
House boats (sail and ski)
Restaurants and bars
The Nordmøre area has a number of good restaurants and cafés, as well as many interesting local food producers. See all your options for eating and drinking in Nordmøre.
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Getting here and around
Get in-depth travel information at Northwest's official website.
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.
- Plan your trip and inform others about the route you have selected.
- Adapt the planned routes according to ability and conditions.
- 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.
- Be prepared for bad weather and frost, even on short trips.
- Bring the necessary equipment so you can help yourself and others.
- Choose safe routes. Recognize avalanche terrain and unsafe ice.
- Use a map and a compass. Always know where you are.
- Don’t be ashamed to turn around.
- Conserve your energy and seek shelter if necessary.
Let the adventure begin.