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Explore the Hidden Norwegian Fjords

Romsdalen and Sunnmøre

Explore the Hidden Norwegian Fjords

Romsdalen and Sunnmøre

From USD 3358

There are few places in our country that can compare with Romsdalen and Sunnmøre. Here, sharp peaks go hand in hand with deep fjords, dramatic mountain ranges and small, cozy towns. We are spending a week in the area to experience what we believe are some of the very greatest highlights that these two regions have to offer.

Highlights

  • Visit Ålesund - one of Norway's most beautiful cities
  • Experience the Geirangerfjord
  • Drive up the spectacular Trollstigen to reach the mighty Trollveggen - our tour destination one of the days
  • Visit remote Trandal, only accessible by boat
  • Mountain tour to Slogen, one of the most spectacular mountains we have in Norway
  • Overnight at Patchellhytta, a cosy, self-service DNT cabin

On this trip, we will explore the exceptionally beautiful mountain and fjord landscape in Romsdalen and Sunnmøre. The tour offers two of Norway's most popular and well-known highlights: the Geirangerfjord and Trollstigen, but we also take you off the beaten track to explore some of the more hidden gems that the area has to offer. For example, the kayak trip from Valldal, the mountain trip to Slogen and a visit to Trandal, a place that is only accessible by boat.

Every night we sleep in authentic and traditional accommodations that focus on short-traveled and tasty food. One of the highlights is undoubtedly Hotel Union Øye, a striking work of art of a hotel at the foot of Slogen. We will also spend the night at Patchellhytta, a self-service DNT cabin in the mountain home with a more primitive but very cozy standard. In other words, the variations on this trip are large, which will give us experiences that will most likely last a lifetime. Join us and experience Romsdalen and Sunnmøre this summer!

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Dates and booking

Sat 03. August - Sat 10. August 2024

USD 3358

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Sat 17. August - Sat 24. August 2024

USD 3358

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Opening hours Phone
Mon-Fri : 08-20
Sat-Sun : 14-17
Opening hours Chat
Mon-Fri : 07-23
Sat : 10-18
Sun : 13-21
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Safety & Grading

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  • 24 hour emergency response
  • Guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Basic medication and first aid kits available

Physical level

3/6 Physical

Some segments of the journey may prove challenging. It's essential to possess a solid level of fitness prior to departure. Persistence will be required in reaching the trip's goal.

Comfort level

4/6 Comfort

Simple to good quality inns, such as small family hotels, B&Bs and agrotourism (farmhouses), usually with private bathrooms.

Risk level

3/6 Risk

Activities/trips with some risk. Certain incidents may occur, and they may be of such a nature that they may require professional help.

Traning and preparations

This is a trip that is suitable for those who have walked quite a bit in the mountains before. We are on a trip five days in a row, but not all the trips are equally demanding. The terrain is hilly and there can be as much as 1200-1500 meters of altitude on some of the day trips..

You do not need a wet card, nor do you need any previous experience of paddling a kayak to join the kayak trip from Valldal.

Accommodation

We spend the night in what we believe are the nicest hotels and cabins in the area. It is planned that everyone spends the night in a double/twin room with someone of the same sex. If you are traveling alone and want a single room, you can choose it when you sign up. This costs NOK 5,000 per person.

Other information

The easiest way to get to Åndalsnes is to take a train from Oslo, via Dombås, or to take a train from Trondheim via Dombås.

We ask you to bring a large piece of luggage (we recommend a duffel bag, this is easier to handle in the terrain we travel in) for clothes, hygiene items and other necessary things that you need for the trip. We also ask you to bring a daypack that you can use when we are hiking/kayaking.

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Day 1:Welcome to Åndalsnes!

The trip is finally underway! We meet at the Grand Hotel Bellevue in the afternoon for check-in. If you arrive earlier, you can check in on your own and spend the day (for example) going for a short hike up to the Rampstreken. After checking in, we go through the week ahead of us before a tasty 3-course dinner in the hotel's restaurant awaits in the evening.

The trip is finally underway! We meet at the Grand Hotel Bellevue in the afternoon for check-in. If you arrive earlier, you can check in on your own and spend the day (for example) going for a short hike up to the Rampstreken. After checking in, we go through the week ahead of us before a tasty 3-course dinner in the hotel's restaurant awaits in the evening.

Grand Hotel Bellevue

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Day 2:Hike to Trollveggen

After a good breakfast, we check out from our accommodation before we drive up the spectacular Trollstigen - here you just have to have your camera ready! At the top of the Trollstigen, the tour starts towards the top of the Trollveggen. The terrain is hilly with a rocky path that takes us up the mountain valley. This is a moderately challenging hike, and the last part up to the top of Trollveggen consists of rock, so you must be comfortable walking on such terrain. After we have reached the top, we go back again and drive towards Valldal, our home for the next two nights. In the evening, a tasty dinner awaits you in the hotel's restaurant.

After a good breakfast, we check out from our accommodation before we drive up the spectacular Trollstigen - here you just have to have your camera ready! At the top of the Trollstigen, the tour starts towards the top of the Trollveggen. The terrain is hilly with a rocky path that takes us up the mountain valley. This is a moderately challenging hike, and the last part up to the top of Trollveggen consists of rock, so you must be comfortable walking on such terrain. After we have reached the top, we go back again and drive towards Valldal, our home for the next two nights. In the evening, a tasty dinner awaits you in the hotel's restaurant.

Valldal Fjordhotell

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45 min

5-7 hours

580m/580m

15 km

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Day 3:Kayak trip on the fjord

After breakfast we go straight out of the hotel and to our kayaks. We spend the next few hours on the beautiful Norddalsfjord, which is on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Along the way on today's trip, we look for the perfect lunch spot, and pull our kayaks ashore to enjoy our food. After lunch we paddle back to Valldal. The afternoon is free at your disposal, but our guide never frowns on a little extra exercise, so if any of you want to explore more of the area, we will of course make this happen. In the evening we will be served another tasty dinner at the hotel's restaurant.

After breakfast we go straight out of the hotel and to our kayaks. We spend the next few hours on the beautiful Norddalsfjord, which is on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Along the way on today's trip, we look for the perfect lunch spot, and pull our kayaks ashore to enjoy our food. After lunch we paddle back to Valldal. The afternoon is free at your disposal, but our guide never frowns on a little extra exercise, so if any of you want to explore more of the area, we will of course make this happen. In the evening we will be served another tasty dinner at the hotel's restaurant.

Valldal Fjordhotell

B,L,D

5-6 hours

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Day 4:Geirangerfjord

Today we will explore the Geiranger Fjord, which is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List. We eat breakfast and jump in the car for the drive here. On arrival, we spend a few hours exploring the town center before heading to a beautiful waterfall after lunch. The hike is steep, and even though it's only 1.5 kilometers to the waterfall, we take our time and enjoy the view along the way. Fortunately, Sherpas have built steps all the way to the top of the waterfall. After the hike, we travel on to Hellesylt by ferry before driving to our next accommodation, the lovely Hotel Union Øye. This ancient hotel has a long history and has been a favorite spot for royalty, writers, climbers and nature lovers for generations. After check-in you will enjoy a lovely 3-course dinner in the evening.

Today we will explore the Geiranger Fjord, which is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List. We eat breakfast and jump in the car for the drive here. On arrival, we spend a few hours exploring the town center before heading to a beautiful waterfall after lunch. The hike is steep, and even though it's only 1.5 kilometers to the waterfall, we take our time and enjoy the view along the way. Fortunately, Sherpas have built steps all the way to the top of the waterfall. After the hike, we travel on to Hellesylt by ferry before driving to our next accommodation, the lovely Hotel Union Øye. This ancient hotel has a long history and has been a favorite spot for royalty, writers, climbers and nature lovers for generations. After check-in you will enjoy a lovely 3-course dinner in the evening.

Hotel Union Øye

B,L,D

2 hours

2-3 hours

250m/250m

3 km

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Day 5:Hike to Slogen and Patchellhytta

We enjoy a good breakfast at Hotel Union Øye. Fresh and fast, we drive to the foot of Slogen (1564 m). This mountain is often mentioned as a favorite among visitors to the Hjørundfjord. We start walking towards the DNT hut, the Patchell hut and if the weather is nice and we are not too tired, we will climb to the top of Slogen already today. With its pyramid-shaped peak, the mountain is an amazing sight, and there are fantastic views at the top. The trip from Patchellhytta to the top and back again takes approximately 3-4 hours depending on the weather conditions. In the evening we cook a simple dinner together at the night's accommodation.

We enjoy a good breakfast at Hotel Union Øye. Fresh and fast, we drive to the foot of Slogen (1564 m). This mountain is often mentioned as a favorite among visitors to the Hjørundfjord. We start walking towards the DNT hut, the Patchell hut and if the weather is nice and we are not too tired, we will climb to the top of Slogen already today. With its pyramid-shaped peak, the mountain is an amazing sight, and there are fantastic views at the top. The trip from Patchellhytta to the top and back again takes approximately 3-4 hours depending on the weather conditions. In the evening we cook a simple dinner together at the night's accommodation.

Patchellhytta

B,L,D

6-7 hours

1200m/400m

8 km

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Day 6:To the world's most spectacular swing?

We prepare a simple breakfast at Patchellhytta, and if yesterday's weather did not allow us to climb Slogen, we give it another try today. If we have already climbed the top, we go back down to the car for the drive/boat trip to Trandal. This isolated but very cozy place has a special swing where you can swing from a tree directly over the water. In the evening we rest our tired legs and have dinner together at the accommodation.

We prepare a simple breakfast at Patchellhytta, and if yesterday's weather did not allow us to climb Slogen, we give it another try today. If we have already climbed the top, we go back down to the car for the drive/boat trip to Trandal. This isolated but very cozy place has a special swing where you can swing from a tree directly over the water. In the evening we rest our tired legs and have dinner together at the accommodation.

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B,L,D

40 min

3-4 hours

-740m

4 km

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Day 7:Back to Ålesund

We eat our breakfast with a view out over the fjord. After several trips with the swing, we take the boat back to the other side before driving to Ålesund. On arrival in Ålesund, we set off on a short hike to find the best view of the city. The afternoon is free before we meet for a closing dinner in the evening.

We eat our breakfast with a view out over the fjord. After several trips with the swing, we take the boat back to the other side before driving to Ålesund. On arrival in Ålesund, we set off on a short hike to find the best view of the city. The afternoon is free before we meet for a closing dinner in the evening.

Hotel Brosundet

B,L,D

1,5 hours

1-2 hours

100m/100m

2,5 km

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Day 8:Goodbye!

Unfortunately the trip has today come to an end. We eat breakfast and check out from the accommodation. Take yourself to Ålesund Airport for the return journey. We hope that the trip to Romsdalen and Sunnmøre has given you memories for a lifetime and dreams of new visits in the future!

Unfortunately the trip has today come to an end. We eat breakfast and check out from the accommodation. Take yourself to Ålesund Airport for the return journey. We hope that the trip to Romsdalen and Sunnmøre has given you memories for a lifetime and dreams of new visits in the future!

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The trip is finally underway! We meet at the Grand Hotel Bellevue in the afternoon for check-in. If you arrive earlier, you can check in on your own and spend the day (for example) going for a short hike up to the Rampstreken. After checking in, we go through the week ahead of us before a tasty 3-course dinner in the hotel's restaurant awaits in the evening.

Grand Hotel Bellevue

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After a good breakfast, we check out from our accommodation before we drive up the spectacular Trollstigen - here you just have to have your camera ready! At the top of the Trollstigen, the tour starts towards the top of the Trollveggen. The terrain is hilly with a rocky path that takes us up the mountain valley. This is a moderately challenging hike, and the last part up to the top of Trollveggen consists of rock, so you must be comfortable walking on such terrain. After we have reached the top, we go back again and drive towards Valldal, our home for the next two nights. In the evening, a tasty dinner awaits you in the hotel's restaurant.

Valldal Fjordhotell

B,L,D

45 min

5-7 hours

580m/580m

15 km

After breakfast we go straight out of the hotel and to our kayaks. We spend the next few hours on the beautiful Norddalsfjord, which is on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Along the way on today's trip, we look for the perfect lunch spot, and pull our kayaks ashore to enjoy our food. After lunch we paddle back to Valldal. The afternoon is free at your disposal, but our guide never frowns on a little extra exercise, so if any of you want to explore more of the area, we will of course make this happen. In the evening we will be served another tasty dinner at the hotel's restaurant.

Valldal Fjordhotell

B,L,D

5-6 hours

Today we will explore the Geiranger Fjord, which is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List. We eat breakfast and jump in the car for the drive here. On arrival, we spend a few hours exploring the town center before heading to a beautiful waterfall after lunch. The hike is steep, and even though it's only 1.5 kilometers to the waterfall, we take our time and enjoy the view along the way. Fortunately, Sherpas have built steps all the way to the top of the waterfall. After the hike, we travel on to Hellesylt by ferry before driving to our next accommodation, the lovely Hotel Union Øye. This ancient hotel has a long history and has been a favorite spot for royalty, writers, climbers and nature lovers for generations. After check-in you will enjoy a lovely 3-course dinner in the evening.

Hotel Union Øye

B,L,D

2 hours

2-3 hours

250m/250m

3 km

We enjoy a good breakfast at Hotel Union Øye. Fresh and fast, we drive to the foot of Slogen (1564 m). This mountain is often mentioned as a favorite among visitors to the Hjørundfjord. We start walking towards the DNT hut, the Patchell hut and if the weather is nice and we are not too tired, we will climb to the top of Slogen already today. With its pyramid-shaped peak, the mountain is an amazing sight, and there are fantastic views at the top. The trip from Patchellhytta to the top and back again takes approximately 3-4 hours depending on the weather conditions. In the evening we cook a simple dinner together at the night's accommodation.

Patchellhytta

B,L,D

6-7 hours

1200m/400m

8 km

We prepare a simple breakfast at Patchellhytta, and if yesterday's weather did not allow us to climb Slogen, we give it another try today. If we have already climbed the top, we go back down to the car for the drive/boat trip to Trandal. This isolated but very cozy place has a special swing where you can swing from a tree directly over the water. In the evening we rest our tired legs and have dinner together at the accommodation.

Christian Gaard Bygdetun

B,L,D

40 min

3-4 hours

-740m

4 km

We eat our breakfast with a view out over the fjord. After several trips with the swing, we take the boat back to the other side before driving to Ålesund. On arrival in Ålesund, we set off on a short hike to find the best view of the city. The afternoon is free before we meet for a closing dinner in the evening.

Hotel Brosundet

B,L,D

1,5 hours

1-2 hours

100m/100m

2,5 km

Unfortunately the trip has today come to an end. We eat breakfast and check out from the accommodation. Take yourself to Ålesund Airport for the return journey. We hope that the trip to Romsdalen and Sunnmøre has given you memories for a lifetime and dreams of new visits in the future!

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What's included in the price

Included

Not included

Changes may occur

We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is a guideline and changes may occur. You can refer to our general travel conditions for more information.

Travel insurance

On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any emergency transport home. Read more about travel insurance.

Equipment list

This list is intended as a guideline, so that we have what we need regardless of the weather we get on the trip. Remember that you can also get used hiking equipment that works perfectly. Get in touch if you have any questions. TIP: We recommend that you have the most important hiking equipment in your hand luggage, for example hiking boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.

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Clothing

Wool or synthetic. Avoid cotton. Remember to allways bring dry socks with you, to prevent chafing. 

We recommend thin wool.

Fleece or wool. 

Waterproof jacket and pants.

Footwear
Equipment

Avoid bringing a suitcase, they are more difficult to transport between hotels.

Personal medicines and, for example, band-aids, blister plaster, sports tape, throat lozenges, nasal drops, Paracetamol/Ibuprofen, stomach regulators, etc.
We need to know about all medicines you are taking, in case something happens. 

You should be able to bring 2-3 litres of water.

Bed linen and disposable sleep liner are included in the cabins, but if you prefer to bring your own sleep liner/light sleepingbag, you are free to do so.

Recommended

Clothing
Footwear
Equipment

Light. Have to be foldable or telescope.

Remember new/extra batteries.

Toilet paper, antibac and waste bags for the paper.

Useful

Clothing

Thin, ultra lihgt.

For evenings and leasure days.

Footwear
Equipment

Nuts, chocolate, energy bars, etc.

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Testimonial

"My husband and I had a wonderful time on this trip, hiking in places that we would not have been able to hike on our own (Trollvegen, Slogen). Eira is the BEST guide and we felt very safe and taken care of along the way. "

– Qian, 2022

Testimonial

"This was my first visit to this beautiful country, but not my last. The experience was life-changing and that is made possible by the amazing guide. The hike and associated logistics were so well-planned and executed! A truly amazing vacation. Thank you."

– Kristine, 2022

Testimonial

"Well organized tour, friendly, helpful, competent and easy-going guide."

– Michelle, 2022