Rampestreken Viewpoint Hiking Trail

Climb to a spectacular viewpoint over Åndalsnes and Romsdalen

  • Viewing platform over Åndalsnes

    Viewing platform over Åndalsnes Photo: Mari Mathews

  • Photo: Mari Mathews

  • Photo: Mari Mathews

  • Photo: Mari Mathews

Essential info

  • Destination: Romsdal
  • Season: April–November
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Distance: 2.6 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 520 meters
  • Duration: 2–2.5 hours

About Rampestreken Viewpoint

Rampestreken viewpoint provides a fantastic view over the valley and Åndalsnes. The locals love this hike, and they often do this for exercising to be rewarded with a magnificent, breathtaking view. It’s classified as a moderate hike, however the last part is quite steep – but manageable. 

Getting there

By car: From the roundabout in Åndalsnes, follow signs to the city center. After 200 meters there is a large parking lot on the right. Alternative parking is at Rauma Kulturhus or in the city center, both of which are 5 mins walk to the trail head.

By bus / train: From the railway station in Åndalsnes, follow Jernbanegata, cross the bridge and follow Romsdalsveien past Sødahlhuset to the trail head. About 5 minute walk from the railway station.

Trail description

From the start point in Åndalsnes town center the trail ascends steeply until reaching the viewpoint, Rampestreken, 580 meters above sea level. The trail steepens into stone steps, where the path is made durable thanks to the wonderful work of Sherpas who came to make the trail. 


Bring plenty of water. Use footwear suitable for a rough hike. Kids can also do this hike. Estimated time without any rush is about 1,5 hour to reach the viewpoint. Return time is 1 hour.

Where to stay

There are several good hotels and lodges in Åndalsnes and in close proximity.

  • Hotel Aak is cozy accommodation located outside the city of Åndalsnes
  • Hotel Bellevue is found in the city center of Åndalsnes


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