Gjøra is a small village in the far east of Sunndalen valley, midway between Oppdal and Sunndalsøra.




Dovrefjell National Park Board
Hjerkinnhusvegen 33
2661 Hjerkinn



With Gjøra as a starting point, the possibilities are many no matter how old you are. Here, visitors can experience the mighty waterfalls at Åmotan, go on hikes in lush valleys and take part in traditional summer mountain farming.

Practical information


Car: Exit the RV70 and head towards Grødalen/Hafsåsen Bus: Kristiansund-Oppdal


There are several parking options here:

Jenstad (parking fee): Starting point for trips on waymarked trails in and around Åmotan. It is also possible to drive further along the toll road to the parking lots at Linndalen and Middagshjellen.

Hallen: The starting point for trips into Grøvudalen valley, including Grøvudalshytta cabin and Inner Gammelsetra Farm. It is also possible to park at Røymoen, a short distance before Hallen.

Vangshaugen: This place offers year-round parking and has a toll road during the winter. During the summer season, visitors can drive all the way in to the Norwegian Trekking Association’s Vangshaugen cabin. There are also parking spaces 150 meters from the cabin that are cleared of snow during the winter months. From here, there are many trip opportunities, with a large trail network in the summer and groomed ski trails in the winter.

Dining and accommodation

Gjøra camping Nyheim Lodge Vangshaugen



Experiences from Gjøra


OSeven watercourses meet at Åmotan in a fan-shaped river system that has steep mountain cliffs, moraine ridges and terraces. Three of these rivers form spectacular waterfalls at Åmotan. The area is well adapted with well-marked trails in a distinctive landscape. Botanically, the area is one of the richest in the country, and the mountain farms that surround the river gorge continue to practice their traditional operations. Åmotan can be experienced up close via waymarked hiking trails – or from vantage points on the road between Gjøra and Grødalen valley. Map with trip descriptions: Sunndal Tourist Information, Sunndal National Park Center and the parking lot at Åmotan. Read more at Visit Nordvest
Åmotan. Photo: Oddgeir Visnes
Title Address Description
Åmotan fossefall
Fv314 100, 6613 Gjøra, Norge
Jenstad, parkering
Jenstadvegen 217, 6613 Gjora, Norge
Hallen, parkering
Røymoen 75, 6613 Gjora, Norge
Vangshaugen, parkering
Sunndal, Norge
GJøra camping
Gjøra Camping, Fjellgardsvegen 35, 6613 Gjora, Norge