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:
- Transport to and from Hotel Aak
- 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.
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