A breath-taking experience

Romsdalseggen is one of Norway's most scenic and easily accessible summit hikes, with spectacular views of Western Norway's most beautiful mountains. It is not without reason that Åndalsnes in names the Mountaineering Capital.

The 10 km long trip over Romsdalseggen ridge, takes you 1329 meters above sea level at the highest point. The hike requires that you are in good physical shape and that you bring necessary equipment for the adventure.

The view

From Romsdalseggen you can, amongst others, see Trollveggen, with its row of rugged peaks. Trollveggen is a vertical cliff of about 1000 meters, an attractive challenge for both climbers and base jumpers. From Romsdalseggen you can look all the way to Molde city and the Norwegian Sea. Deep down in Romsdalen, the Rauma River meanders through the landscape, and you can catch a glimpse of the Rauma Railway.

«Romsdalseggen's distinctive feature is that it offers views and experiences all the way. The wow-feeling is with you all the way», says Hilde Gråberg Bakke about the hike which has become an important attraction and tourism lighthouse in Romsdal.

A varied trip

This area offers a varied landscape. From the forest in Venjesdalen, where Venjestindane towers majestically in the background, to airy mountain peaks with magnificent views. The panorama gives you a 360-degree view of some of Norway's most famous mountain peaks; Romsdalshorn, Kongen, Dronningen, Bispen og Trolltindene.

The hiking trail goes on top of Romsdalseggen. It is wide and solid, with some narrower, steeper sections at Halsaskaret and Mjølvaskaret. You will experience a slight descent from Mjelvafjellet towards Nesaksla. Consider enough time on the last part of the hike, where the path winds steep and beautiful down towards Åndalsnes.

The meeting point Nesaksla

At Nesaksla (708 masl) three hiking trails and several mountain lovers meet. Here you will come across those who have walked up Via Ferrata and those who have walked from Åndalsnes via Romsdalstrappa and Rampestreken. In 2021, Romsdalsgondolen and Eggen restaurant opened. At Eggen restaurant you can enjoy a refreshment and a snack or better meal before continuing the trip. The Romsdal gondola takes you quickly down to Åndalsnes if you choose not to walk the last part.

Romsdalstrappa and Rampestreken

When you head down from Nesaksla you meet Romsdalstrappa, the Romsdal stairs, which is built of stone by Sherpas from Nepal. Here you can experience the spectacular viewpoint Rampestreken. Rampestreken is a 20-meter-long steel ramp, where the last eight meters go straight into the air.

On the outer meters of the solidly built ramp, you are carried by a strong grate. Previous hikers at Rampestreken have has several spontaneous reactions. Some get butterflies in their stomach and others think it is both hefty and airy – anyways you are guaranteed thrilling holiday photos.

How do I get to Romsdalseggen?

With Åndalsnes as a starting point, you can easily get to the starting point for the Romsdalseggen hike. The Romsdalseggen bus takes you to Venjesdalen and the hike itself takes you back to Åndalsnes.

Romsdalseggenbussen

Every morning from June to September, the Romsdalseggen bus takes you from Åndalsnes shuttle and train station to Venjesdalen. The bus starts outside Norsk Tindesenter and takes about 20 minutes to reach the hiking trail.

Access to Åndalsnes

Åndalsnes is in Rauma municipality in Møre og Romsdal. Take the train from Oslo and Trondheim or take the E136 from Dombås. From Molde you drive east on national road 64, and from Ålesund you drive east on E39 and E136.

The drive from Mole takes around 60 minutes via Åfarnes and 75 minutes via Vestnes. From Ålesund you spend around 1 hour 50 minutes and from Kristiansund you should count 2 hours 30 minutes.

Parking

We recommend parking at Rauma Kulturhus and Romsdalseggen Parking. This is the nearest parking when you come down from Romsdalstrappa and Rampestreken. From here it takes about 4 minutes to the bus station, Norsk Tindesenter and Romsdalsgondolen.

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Romsdalseggen sunset hike with Hotel Aak

Everyone hikes the Romsdalseggen ridge by day. Why not hike it as the day draws to a beautiful close? Surrounded by the majestic mountains, you might be lucky and experience a magical sunset, as you watch the sun disappear below the horizon. You might even have the mountains to yourselves and have a front row seat for the magnificent views – a truly unforgettable adventure! We will enjoy a packed lunch with magnificent views of some of the most famous mountains in Norway: Romsdalshorn, Kongen, Dronninga, Bispen and Trollveggen. Down in the valley, you will see the Rauma river winding its way through the Romsdalen valley and into the fjord. On a clear night, we can even see the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. Amazing! Area: Romsdalen                                                  Type: hike Level: Advanced                                                   Duration: 7-9 hrs Climb: 1000 m ascent/1250 m descent                 Length: 10,8 km Meeting point: Hotel Aak                                       Meeting time: 3 PM   You should be in good physical condition and have experience with hiking in rough terrain. About the hike: The hike starts in Vengedalen. After a steep section in the beginning, the trail flattens out into a plateau before a new steep and rocky section to reach the Romsdalseggen ridge. Along the ridge, we will follow a well-established trail. Some sections are challenging and require a bit of scrambling. These sections have a secure chain that can be used as support. On windy, wet or foggy days, this part of the hike will be more challenging. From Mjølvafjellet (the highest point of the ridge), a descent of 1200 vertical metres eventually takes us down to Åndalsnes. The trail gradually descends towards Nesaksla, following the ridge – which is narrow in certain points. At Nesaksla and the stone cottage of Ottarbu, we will enjoy a break to catch our breath before finishing the last 700 vertical metres down to Åndalsnes. This last descent is steep and follows Romsdalstrappa ("the Romsdal Steps"), built by Nepalese Sherpas. To protect the knees, will take our time hiking down this section. Hiking poles are recommended for support. On our way down we will stop at the Rampestreken lookout – one last spectacular photo stop! What to bring: This is an alpine hike, and most of it takes place more than 1000 m above sea level. The temperatures are often colder here than down in the valley, and it is important to check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. We recommend that you pack proper hiking clothes (for Norwegian weather) for your vacation if you are planning to hike in the mountains. - Daypack (backpack suitable for a day-hike) - Proper hiking boots for rough terrain - Warm clothes that are suitable for the day's weather forecast - Wind- and waterproof clothes - Change of clothes, extra base layer - Beanie, gloves and neck-warmer  - Water bottle(s) for 2 litres of water - Packed lunch - Hiking poles (can be rented at Hotel Aak) Included in the package: - Guide - Transport to and from Hotel Aak - Snack - Headlamp Not included: - Hiking poles (available to rent at Hotel Aak) - Travel insurance Are you missing any gear? Let us know and we will help you out! Meeting point is in the reception area at Hotel Aak. You will meet the guide and the rest of the group here and then we will organize the shuttle to the starting point.

Guided hike of Romsdalseggen with Uteguiden

One of the world's most scenic hikes (Lonley Planet 2011) and on many peoples bucket list, and we know why! It`s a hike were the highlights are numerous and the view are spectacular. This is one of the world's most scenic hikes (Lonley Planet 2011) and on many peoples bucket list, and we know why! It`s a hike were the highlights are numerous and the view are spectacular. While we are guiding you safely over Romsdalseggen, we also share from our local knowledge and give a deeper connection to both the hike and the surroundings. You will enjoy a spectacular view towards Trollveggen cliff, Romsdalen valley, and the fjord are just a few. The hike lead us in-between mountain which rises over 1800 meters, and are on the boarders of two Nationalparks, Reinheimen and Dovrefjell & Sunndalsfjella. Along the way we will stop for multiple breaks, and enjoy a traditional Norwegian lunch pack brought with us for a local producer. It's a long (10km) and demanding hike with almost 1000 meter ascent, but it`s definitely rewarding as long as you are in good shape and used to walk in steep and uneven terrain. Facts Stating time is at 0815 a.m and this is a 8 hour long trip Climb: 970 meters / 3182 feet Elevation: 1215 meters / 3986 feet Distance: 11 kilometers / 6 Miles Additional information What to bring Outdoor clothing suitable for hiking Water repellent or windstopper jacket Waterproof hiking boots Wool underwear, wool socks Mid-layer – fleece or wool Hat and gloves Backpack – 20-25L Bottle of water (1 liter) Snacks Camera Included Guide with local knowledge Traditional Norwegian lunch pack – high quality local food and drink Safety equipment   Buss ticket from Åndalsnes to starting point is not included   Your safety To keep you safe, we have some safety instructions and requirements we need you to follow.                         

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