Romsdalseggen Ridge Hiking

One of the greatest ridges in Norway

  • Views of Trollvegen and Trolltinden

    Views of Trollvegen and Trolltinden Photo: Mari Mathews

  • Valley towards Åndalsnes

    Valley towards Åndalsnes Photo: Mari Mathews

  • Photo: Mari Mathews

  • Photo: Mari Mathews

  • Scramble

    Scramble Photo: Mari Mathews

Essential info

  • Destination: Romsdal
  • Season: June–November
  • Difficulty: Expert
  • Distance: 10.3 kilometers (point‑to‑point)
  • Elevation Gain: 960 meters
  • Duration: 5–7 hours

About Romsdalseggen Ridge

Romsdalseggen takes you up to the top of Mjølvafjellet and along a ridge all the way back down to Åndalsnes. There are stunning views the entire hike. From the forest that lies in Venjesdalen valley, to the lower alpine waterfalls and up onto the mountaintops, you’ll be in awe of the nature and astonishing mountains from the first to the last step.

Take a break for a short lunch at Mjøvafjellet and soak in the incredible views looking over towards Trollvegen and Trolltinden. If you’re lucky you might even see some daredevils base-jumping down the rock face.

There is a bit of climbing in the middle sections with ropes and chains to help you in the steepest sections.  We recommend taking a break and refueling before the steep and hard walk down. If you haven’t felt the burn yet, you’ll be sure to feel it on the last section!

Romsdalseggen is a must!

The trip is dog friendly, although you might have to carry a few times in the steepest sections. Be careful as there are steep cliffs along most of the route. No problem if the dog is on leash though.

INSIDERS TIP: Freshen up with a swim at Kammen (also in Outtt) after your hike. It is a white sandy beach where the fresh water mixes with the salty fjord water creating a teal green majestic paradise.

Getting there:
The best way to do Romsdalseggen is to take the bus that leaves at 09:30 outside the Norsk Tindesenter/Åndalsnes main station to Vengedalshytta. It takes about 30 minutes. It's very popular so be sure to show up early to save your spot on the bus.

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