Norsk Tindesenter (The Norwegian Mountaineering Centre), located in Åndalsnes - the mountaineering capital at the heart of Romsdalen, opened in 2016. It houses the Norwegian Mountaineering Museum, Norway's second-highest indoor climbing wall suitable for ages 3 to 103, the restaurant Tindestua, and a gift and outdoor equipment store. The centre also serves as a visitor centre for Reinheimen National Park and is a central location for booking outdoor activities with guides in the unique nature of Romsdalen.
Via Ferrata Romsdalsstigen
The centre offers a wide range of activities both in the mountains and on the water, ranging from the spectacular Romsdalsstigen Via Ferrata to the serene and unique SUP (stand up paddle) tour on the Istra River.
Romsdalsstigen has two routes: the Intro Wall suitable for most, and the West Wall for experienced mountaineers with good fitness. Additionally, summer activities include SUP, mountain guiding, and kayaking on the Romsdal Fjord.
During the winter months, the Norwegian Mountaineering Centre offers a variety of guided tours and corporate events in Åndalsnes and Romsdalen.
- Guided Mountain Tours in Winter
- Introduction to Ski Touring and Randonee
- Snowshoe Tours
Norwegian Mountaineering Museum
The Norwegian Mountaineering Museum offers a unique experience showcasing the development of steep outdoor activities. Discover the fascination of mountain climbing and learn more about the race between local and international climbers to reach the top first. At the museum, you can test and get a feel of what it's like to dangle in a hanging tent on a cliff, experience the thrill of zooming down mountain sides like a base jumper, and shudder at the sight of early safety and climbing gear.
The exhibition in the Norwegian Mountaineering Museum has 16 exciting installations that convey various aspects of mountaineering. The installations encourage interactivity, learning, and play for both adults and children. True stories have been dramatized, old equipment is brought to light, and you can test your climbing skills. Additionally, you can view a range of theme videos, illustrative pictures, texts, and documentation.
Carls Hall - Norway's Second-Highest Indoor Climbing Wall
Climbing hall with opportunities for bouldering, lead climbing, and top rope. Children's cave with bouldering set up for children from 3 years. The climbing wall features 60 different climbing routes of varying difficulty spread across 20 top anchors.
Visitor Centre for Reinheimen National Park
In June 2023, the Norwegian Mountaineering Centre was authorized as a visitor centre for Reinheimen National Park. The visitor centre in Åndalsnes has been integrated into the Norwegian Mountaineering Centre with information outside, in the foyer, and in the Mountaineering Museum's exhibition.