Åndalsnes is located in Rauma Municipality, between Molde and Lesja. Sandwiched between fjords and mountains and nicknamed the mountain capital, it goes without saying that this place offers many hiking opportunities.




Dovrefjell National Park Board
Hjerkinnhusvegen 33
2661 Hjerkinn



This is where it is possible to start a trip to Romsdaleggen ridge (bus), where visitors get spectacular views of Romsdalen valley, Dalsida Protected Landscape and Reinheimen National Park. If you would like to go on a shorter trip, but one that is still challenging, the Rampestreken vantage point is recommended. Regardless of whether you want to go on a short trip, a long trip or maybe not at all, it is worth visiting the experience center called Norsk Tindesenter which is located right in the city center.

Practical information


Car and bus: From the east: E136 from Dombås. From the west: RV64 or E136.

Train: The Rauma Line, from Dombås.


Long-term parking for cars on Isfjordvegen road, three minutes from Norsk Tindesenter, alternative parking at Rauma community center or Rauma cultural center.

Charging station for electric cars: Yes, several places in the city center.

Bus to starting point for Romsdalseggen ridge

Departure from Norsk Tindesenter

Dining and accommodation

See dining and accommodation at Visit Oppdal

Experiences from Åndalsnes

Norsk Tindesenter

Right in the middle of Åndalsnes city center, visitors will find the experience center called Norsk Tindesenter, which is open all year round. Here you can have a go on the climbing wall that has routes for all levels, or take a look at the exhibitions that provide information about the exciting climbing and base jumping history in the area. Visitors can also get a bite to eat in the Tindestua restaurant and do some shopping in the mountain sports shop.

In addition, the center is the starting point for Romsdalsstigen Via Ferrata, and the bus that takes you to the starting point for Romsdalseggen ridge.

Read more at the Norsk Tindesenter website


Romsdalseggen ridge

In 2011, Lonely Planet named the trip along Romsdalseggen ridge as one of the world’s most beautiful mountain hikes – and not without reason. Visitors get to experience dramatic landscapes and a spectacular view of Trollveggen and several other famous mountain classics. To the southeast, it is possible to see Dalsida Protected Landscape, which extends all the way to Dovrefjell and Sunndalsfjella.
The trip starts with a bus from Åndalsnes city center to Venjedalssetra. From there, the trail is well marked and adapted. The initial climb is tiring and steep, and there are some sections along the ridge where simple climbing is required – well secured with chains. After a while, the ridge becomes wider and there is a pleasant descent all the way down to Nesaksla. Just the last section then remains, down Romsdalstrappa to Åndalsnes, with a compulsory stop at Rampestreken.

Bus tickets to the starting point in Vengedalen valley must be booked in advance.

Duration: 8 hours
Km: 10
Level: Demanding

Read more about the trip at Visit Northwest


The hike up to the lookout platform “Rampestreken” is an experience you will remember. From here you can enjoy the panoramic view over Åndalsnes, Romsdalen Alps. The starting point is from the center of Åndalsnes. The trail is marked and have stone steps along much of the route. The trail is steep, and the hike is demanding.

Duration: 2-3 hours
Km: 1,7 one way

Read more about Rampestreken at Visit Nordvest


Romsdalsstigen Via Ferrata

Would you like to have an experience that gives you butterflies in your stomach and fantastic photo opportunities? If so, we are pretty sure that Romsdalsstigen Via Ferrata is for you. Romsdalsstigen Via Ferrata consists of two adventurous climbing trails; the Intro Wall and the West Wall. Chances are high of getting butterflies in your stomach, both for those who have never tried Via Ferrata before and for those who are more experienced. We recommend that visitors take the trip along with a guide, but it is also possible to rent equipment from Norsk Tindesenter and complete a trip on your own. The trip starts in Åndalsnes city center.

LRead more at Visit Northwest

The Romsdalen Gondola

Experience Romsdalen’s fantastic fjord and mountain views in a new way! Just above Åndalsnes city center and surrounded by the famous Romsdal Mountains, visitors will find Nesaksla mountain towering at 708 meters above sea level. The Romsdalen Gondola is a state-of-the-art electric cable car that transports you 1679 meters from the fjord up the mountainside. A 360-degree view of the impressive Romsdalshorn mountain, the Vengetind mountain massif, Andalsnes city center, lush valleys and the emerald green Rauma river await you at the top.

Read more at Visit Nordvest


Guided tours

Guided mountain trips in Romsdalen during summer and winter:

Urpu Ski & Mountainguide
Contrast adventure 
Hotel Aak 
Romsdal lodge 

Title Address Description
Åndalsnes, parkering
HM8V+PH Åndalsnes, Norge
6300 Åndalsnes, Norge