Endelig er turen i gang! Vi møtes på Åndalsnes togstasjon kl. 13.30. Vi sjekker inn på Grand Hotel Bellevue før vi kan bruke ettermiddagen på en kort fottur opp til Rampestreken hvis gruppen er interessert i dette. Deretter tar vi turen bort til Tuen Vingård for vinsmaking på en av Norges få vingårder. Eieren av stedet vil fortelle anekdoter å ta dere med på en reise i hans eget vinlandskap. Vi smaker på noen utvalgte viner, og får også muligheten til å kjøpe med oss flasker hvis dette er ønskelig. På kvelden spiser vi en velsmakende 3-retters middag i hotellets restaurant.
Okay, listen to this. In the course of one week, we will hike over Hoemskaret Mountain Pass, cycle the entire Aursjøvegen Mountain Road (spread over two days), climb Innerdalstårnet, and go to the top Sunndalen's own Pulpit Rock, called Ekkertinden. And not only that, we will spend the nights in cozy accommodations such as Hoemsbu, Renndølsetra, and Budsjord Pilgrim Farm. An unforgettable trip to the Northwest awaits!
- Wine tasting at Tuen Wine Farm, on the first day of the trip
- Hike over Hoemskaret Mountain Pass, to Hoemsbu
- Visit the iconic Mardalen Waterfall, Norway's highest free-falling waterfall
- Cycle Aursjøvegen Mountain Road (over the course of two days)
- Climb the spectacular Innerdalstårnet
- Experience fantastic views from the top of Ekkertinden
- Stay in cozy accommodations such as Hoemsbu, Renndølsetra, and Budsjord Pilgrim Farm
The Northwestern part of Norway includes Sunndalen, Rauma, the coastal areas outside Molde, and further up past Kristiansund. Of course, we will not visit all these places in just one week, that would be a bit excessive, so we have therefore selected what we believe are some of the highlights and hidden gems of this region. The common denominator is of course, as always, spectacular nature, from the windswept and wild coast to the dramatic inland where fjord arms, mountains, waterfalls, and idyllic lakes go hand in hand.
We start the trip in Åndalsnes and kickstart the week with a visit to one of the few vineyards in the country, called Tuen Wine Farm. The next day we put on our hiking boots for the hike over the spectacular Hoemskaret, a mountain pass wedged between dramatic mountains. Then the trip goes even further into the valley, where we will cycle Aursjøvegen Mountain Road over the course of two days. From Mardalen Waterfall we cycle through Eikesdalen Valley before embarking on the rather steep climb up to Aursjø Mountain Cabin. Here we have a real challenge ahead of us! The next day is fortunately much easier since all trips up a mountain also involve a trip down. We arrive at Sunndalsøra where we will be transported to Innerdalen, for our climb up one of Norway's most beautiful mountains, called Innerdalstårnet. And last but not least, on the way to our final accommodation we will hike up Ekkertinden as well since it is so conveniently located right by the road we are driving on.
- 24 hour emergency standby team
- Guides with training in first aid
- First aid equipment available
- Cooperation with Turlegen.no for medical advice while in the field
On these trips, some of the stages are demanding. On level 3 mountain hikes, there are often some long stages, and / or a demanding summit push where it can get cold. You must stand up to reach the goal, and have a good training basis and good health before departure. We sleep in tents and / or in cabins and hotels, but you do not have to have experience with tent life to participate. If the trip includes activities such as kayaking, cycling, climbing, glacier, skiing / mountaineering, it is an advantage to have experience with this activity.
Activities / trips with low risk. There are usually few incidents, and they are usually of such a nature that they can be treated locally.
Training and preperations
The different day hikes will involve 4-8 hours of moderate, and sometimes difficult hiking. The path can at times be steep, rocky, and slippery if it rains. You should have previous hiking experience with similar conditions. Expect some easy scrambling at certain locations.
Be prepared to be challenged if these conditions are new to you, or train for such hikes before the trip begins.
Accommodation and food
We stay in unique and welcoming accommodations within the area. If you are traveling alone, you will share a same-sex twin room.
If you would like a single room, please request this directly for an additional payment of 2000 NOK. Note! We can only guarantee single rooms for two nights.
The easiest way to get to our meeting point at Åndalsnes train station is to either take the train from Oslo via Dombås or from Trondheim via Dombås.
It is a criteria that you pack in a backpack and not in a bag. This is because we will need to carry all our own luggage when hiking the 3 kilometers from the parking lot and into Renndølsetra on day 4. Therefore, use a slightly larger backpack for your main luggage and bring a small day backpack in addition to this. The day backpack needs room for the most necessary items such as food, water, snacks, and some extra clothes.
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.
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.