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Imagine standing at the top of one of these massive peaks, looking down at the cars inching their way up Trollstigen. You're sweaty, tired, and your heart races from both fear and exertion. But there's a smile on your face because you've challenged yourself and succeeded. You are now at the top of the Kingdom of Romsdal.

At the summit, you will be looking at a majestic trio of: Bispen (the Bishop), Kongen (the King), and Dronninga (the Queen). These, along with the scenic Bispevatnet, form the heart of the Kingdom of Romsdal. You can join a guided hike to explore this enchanting mountain world, which can be challenging to navigate on your own.

Our Best Hiking Tip: Book a Guide

Bispen, Dronninga, and Kongen are demanding mountains requiring mountaineering experience and a high level of physical fitness. For a safe journey through exposed terrain, book a hike with a certified guide (IFMGA).

Stay safe in the mountains with an experienced guide.|© Anunatak

Guides provide the expertise and safety you need to tackle challenging scree slopes and exposed ridges. They also enhance your experience with knowledge about the region's history, geology, botany, and local nature.

Discovering the Kingdom of Romsdal

The Kingdom of Romsdal offers five exciting hikes. While climbing experience isn't necessary, you should be in good shape and comfortable with exposed terrain. Choose your hike based on your experience level.

  1. The trail to Bispevatnet
  2. The Bishop´s hike to Bispen
  3. The king’s route to Kongen
  4. The queen’s route to Dronninga
  5. The Traverse in the Kingdom

The Trail to Bispevatnet (1,000 m.a.s.l.)

Bispevatnet is a stunning blue-green lake at the foot of Bispen, the first mountain in the Kingdom. A guided hike here includes fascinating stories about the area's history and nature, with the lake providing a perfect spot for a lunch break. You can even take a refreshing dip in the lake.

The Bishop's Hike to Bispen (1,462 m.a.s.l.)

Bispen is the mildest of the peaks and a great starting point if you're new to the area. The mountain rises steeply from the Trollstig plateau, offering airy sections and simple climbing. Guided hikes in the Kingdom are suitable for teenagers aged 16 and above.

The King's Route to Kongen (1,614 m.a.s.l.)

Kongen, the highest peak in the Kingdom of Romsdal, offers an exhilarating climb. The final stretch requires the use of rope, with a plateau at the top that’s larger than it seems from afar. The view from the top is breathtaking.

The Queen's Route to Dronninga (1,544 m.a.s.l.)

If you're comfortable with airy and steep climbs, this hike is for you. Dronninga stands beside Kongen, and its route involves a long ridge with small pinnacles. The climb is demanding but rewarding, with a unique Kodak moment at Vippesteinen, a rock block balancing on the first peak.

The Kingdom of Romsdal.|© Nordlandblog

The Traverse in the Kingdom 2 000 hm.

This ultimate kingdom tour involves all three royal peaks in a single day, with over 2,000 meters of steep vertical gain. This hike requires solid hiking experience and above-average physical fitness. It's a thrilling adventure for those seeking a real challenge.)

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Leave no trace

The mountains are not only shared with your fellow adventurers, but also with generations to come. Just as we wouldn't dream of littering the King's Residence, we have a responsibility to leave no trace when venturing into nature.

Your guide will show you the essentials of leave no trace – from bringing back home everything we take into nature, to respecting wildlife and minimizing your impact on the delicate ecosystem. By following these principles, we ensure that the Kingdom of Romsdal remains a place where future adventurers can experience the same sense of wonder as we do today.

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