The Fjord Route (Fjordruta) is a unique hiking route - see here for more information of maps.
190 km marked trails with magnificent sea and ocean views, mountain ridges and through lush valleys on the coast. 13 cabins with good standard. Most of the cabins are not far from the road and you can travel to and from by car, bus or taxi. Several of the cabins offer good fishing.
Click here to see amazing 360 degrees view from one of the mountains on the Fjord Route, Jurtinden in Tustna.
Fjordruta has both demanding and less demanding parts. Most of the routes between the cabins are suitable for families. You should be in general good physical condition.
Fjordruta crosses over several islands and peninsulas and can be done as a 14-day trip - or you can make a hike for just a few days.
Download brocheure of Fjordruta here.
DNT-key can be purchased from Kristiansund and Nordmøre Tourist Association, tel. + 47 71 67 69 37.
Suggestions for 4-day trip:
Day 1: Kristiansund - Gullstein cabin. A total of about 8.5 hours.
Start the Kristiansund Airport. Walk in relatively flat, pine-clad terrain (approx. 1.5 h). Ferry Seivika - Tømmervåg about 25 min. Walking Tømmervåg - Trollstua cabin, about 1.5 h. Follow the signs about 200 m after the ferry landing. Hiking through open woods to Trollstua cabin. From Trollstua of Jørgenvågsalen with magnificent views over fjords, sea and mountains. The trip can be made easier by selecting the valleys between Jørgenvågsalen (Jurtind) and Skarven. Stay on the Gullstein cabin.
Day 2: Gullstein - Imarbu. A total of about 6.5 hours.
Walking from the cabin to main road Gullstein (about 3.5 hours). Path and the small road in a wooded area. Follow the road from Gullstein church, sign "Imarbu" (follow the main road on foot or by taxi), about 1.5 km. On the Soleim bridge, walk about 100 meters along the highway, take the path on the right side and walk in the grounds of Nauthattan, continue to Imarsundet bridges. After the bridges, turn right and follow signs to Imarbu (road). Last 300 m is the path, no way. Stay on Imarbu cabin.
Day 3: Imarbu - Nersetra, total about 5 hours.
From Imarbu along the footpath and road. Turn right, walk 800 meters on private toll road (pedestrians free), then about 1 km in the terrain. Continue on the toll road to the intersection Hundhammar lake. Path to Voll lake (north side). Forest terrain past Sagvatnet, then down to Foldfjorden. Go to the sea end (small path and road), steeply down towards the buildings. Cross the highway, follow signs to Nersetra. Stay on Nersetra.
Day 4: Nersetra - Kjelklia (close to Aure centre) - bus to Kristiansund (about 6 hours excluding bus)
Walking Nersetra over the mountains in the north-easterly direction down to Giset. Go over the bridges to Kjelklia (roundabout at Aure), bus from there to Kristiansund.
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Tverrlihytta mountain lodge, Surnadal
Rovangen mountain lodge, Aure
Trollstua mountain lodge, Aure
Nersetra mountain lodge, Aure
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Sollia mountain lodge, Heim
Hardbakkhytta mountain lodge, Surnadal
Hermannhytta mountain lodge, Surnadal
Imarbu mountain lodge, Aure
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Vindølbu mountain lodge, Surnadal
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Eiriksvollen mountain lodge, Sunndal
The local tourist offices can give you good and useful information.