Tarløysa Hiking Trail

Experience one of the best viewpoints in Romsdalen

Essential info

  • Destination: Romsdalen
  • Season: May-October
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Distance: 7.6 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 680 meters
  • Duration: 3-4 hours

About Tarløysa

The Tarløysa hike is a great tour with mixed terrain that will give you a proper high mountain feeling the last part of the hike. The summit will reward you with one of the most beautiful lookout points in Norway.

Getting there

The trailhead is found at Nysetra parking lot between Molde and Åndalsnes. From Molde the drive takes about 1 hour including one boat crossing along road 64 towards Åndalsnes. Similarly, from Åndalsnes the drive takes about 30 minutes along road 64 towards Molde.

Take a left up Nysetervegen 4 km after Åfarnes if you drive from Molde. Or a right up Nysetervegen 4 km before Åfarnes if you drive from Åndalsnes. This is a toll road and you need to pay 79 NOK with a credit card. 

Follow Nysetervegen until you reach the parking lot on the left side of the road. 

Trail description

You will find the trailhead on the right side of the cabins by the parking lot. The first part of the trail goes through a small forest where the trail can be a bit wet. Continue on the trail as it follows a ridge through the forest with the marshes on your left-hand side. Soon you will get to Telen, the first viewpoint of the hike. 

From Telen the trail gets a bit steeper as you ascend the first peak. The trail is easy to follow with cairns all the way to the top. Follow the left side of the ridge with great views of Herjevatnet. 

After reaching the first peak with a big cairn at the top, the trail flattens out as you move along the ridge to the final peak Tarløysa. 


  • The road up to the parking lot costs 79 NOK and can be paid by credit card
  • Make sure to fill up your water bottle by the parking lot before you leave. 
  • At the end of the trail, you will find a small public cabin that you can use if the weather is bad. It is also possible to stay the night there. The cabin has four beds and a gas heater. 


Questions or comments? Let us know.

By Stine Moen Nilsen

Stine lives in Molde and is a very active user of the trails in the Romsdalen area. See more of Stine's great photos on Instagram

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