Rånåkollen Viewpoint

The signature hike at Bjorli

  • Photo: Maria Kampesæter Kleiven

  • Photo: Liv Klara Enstad

  • Photo: Maria Kampesæter Kleiven

Essential info

  • Destination: Lesja
  • Season: January–December
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Distance: 4.9 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 470 meters
  • Duration: 2–3 hours

About Rånåkollen

Rånåkollen is a characteristic mountain in the middle of the valley at Bjorli. It´s a steep but short hike up and the reward is a spectacular view 360°.

Getting there

Take off of E136 and towards Rånå, you´ll see a hiking sign by the road where the trip starts. Parking just past the sign on your left hand side.

Trail description

The path to Rånåkollen is marked. Follow the marking and show consideration to the farming by walking along the field edges and closing the gates due to grazing livestock. 

To the south and west you got Reinheimen Nationalpark with Tafjordfjella and Romsdalen protected area. To the north you look out over destination Bjorli and to the east you see further down the Lesja valley towards Lesjaskog.


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