Hammocking + Romsdalseggen Ridge Hike

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You may have heard of the Romsdalseggen ridge? A challenging and at times exposed hike with a majestic view. One of Norways most popular hikes. From the ridge you can see the Rauma river winding its way through the Romsdalen valley and into the Romsdalen fjord. Lifting your gaze, you will see some of Norway’s most spectacular mountains: Romsdalshorn, Vengetidene and Trollveggen. Amazing!

The hike in itself is unique, but we would like to make it even more special – creating memories imprinted on your heart forever. 

Area: Romsdalen                                     Type: hike with a night in a hammock
Level: Advanced                                      Length: 1320 vertical m. / 13.5 km
Meeting point: Hotel Aak                         Start time: 5 PM


Description
The hike begins in the afternoon up from Isfjorden. After a short hike up from the valley floor, we will set up camp – hanging our hammocks between the spruce trees and enjoying a nice dinner while watching the sun set behind the fjord and mountains. Rising early the next morning, we have the entire Romsdalseggen ridge to ourselves. If the skies are clear, we will see the sun rise from behind the peak of Vengetind as we start hiking. On our way down to from Nesaksla to Åndalsnes, we follow the stone steps of Romsdalstrappa – the “Romsdal Stairway” – passing Rampestreken, the famous viewpoint with a panorama view of Romsdalen. To finish off the adventure, we return to Hotel Aak, where we enjoy an “After Hike Snack” and perhaps a quick dip in the icy-cold river and a hot sauna.

Included:
  • Guide
  • Transfer 
  • Hammock with sleeping pad
  • Two course dinner
  • Breakfast
Not Included:
Bring your own sleeping bag (possible to rent)
Lunchpack for the hike on day two (dinner and breakfast is included)
Hiking poles (possible to rent)
After Hike Snack can be ordered at the hotel
Travel insurance

Any other hiking equipment you are missing? Let us know, and we will help you.
 
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At Hotel Aak, you will meet your guide and pick up needed equipment. From the hotel, we will be taken to Isfjorden, which is the starting point of the hike.

We begin the hike at 0 m a.s.l., and follow a tractor road and trails leading to our camp-spot. The next morning, we follow a trail winding further up through the forest to the mountains and over the ridge. The trail follows the Romsdalseggen ridge. You will meet a variation of terrain: forest-trails, rocky sections along the top of the ridge and at last – the stone steps of Romsdalstrappa taking you down to Åndalsnes.

Some sections are steep and exposed. The guide will prepare you for the various sections of the hike both before and during the hike. Strong winds or unpleasant weather can make the hike more challenging. From Nesaksla follows a steep descent of 800 vertical meters. We will take our time to ensure a comfortable descent for our knees. Hiking poles are recommended and may be rented at Hotel Aak.

Highlights

Sleep tight between the trees in a hammock.
Hike and scramble over the airy Romsdalseggen Ridge.
Amazing views over the Romsdal valley, steep mountains and fjord.
Good food served out in the nature.
Learn about wild camping in Norway and "leave no trace".