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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