Highlights and Hidden Gems in the Northwest@StianSkramVisitnorthwest.no(2)

Highlights and Hidden Gems in the Northwest

Experience the best of this unique region

Highlights and Hidden Gems in the Northwest

Experience the best of this unique region

From USD 2876

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!

Highlights

  • 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. 

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Dates and booking

Sun 23. July - Sat 29. July 2023

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Opening hours
Mon - Fri: 09 - 16

Opening time info (Holidays)

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Safety

  • 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

Safety and grading of trips

Physical level

3/6 Physical

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.

Safety and grading of trips

Risk level

2/6 Risk

Activities / trips with low risk. There are usually few incidents, and they are usually of such a nature that they can be treated locally.

Safety and grading of trips

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. 

Other information

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.

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Highlights and Hidden Gems in the Northwest@AtleTrodal(7)

Day 1:Welcome to Åndalsnes!

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.

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.

ACCOMMODATION

Grand Hotel Bellevue

MEALS

-,-,D

TRANSPORTATION

5 hours

Highlights and Hidden Gems in the Northwest@AtleTrodal(5)

Day 2:Hike over Hoemskaret Mountain Pass

After breakfast, we are ready for our first real hike of the trip! We check out of the hotel before we are transported to Rabben where the hike starts. The first half of the trip goes uphill where we slowly but surely approach Hoemskaret. Around us, and on all sides we have views of dramatic mountains, the most striking is perhaps Gjuratinden to our right. After we have reached Hoemskaret, the trip goes down towards Eikesdalen Lake before we finally arrive at Hoemsbu where we will spend the night. Maybe a swim is tempting upon arrival? In the evening we prepare dinner together from the selection at the cabin.

After breakfast, we are ready for our first real hike of the trip! We check out of the hotel before we are transported to Rabben where the hike starts. The first half of the trip goes uphill where we slowly but surely approach Hoemskaret. Around us, and on all sides we have views of dramatic mountains, the most striking is perhaps Gjuratinden to our right. After we have reached Hoemskaret, the trip goes down towards Eikesdalen Lake before we finally arrive at Hoemsbu where we will spend the night. Maybe a swim is tempting upon arrival? In the evening we prepare dinner together from the selection at the cabin.

ACCOMMODATION

Hoemsbu

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

30 min

DURATION

6-8 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

1200m/1200m

DISTANCE

11 km

Oddbjørn Visnes eikesdalen mardalsfossen elv vei vann kveld

Day 3:Biking trip over Aursjøvegen Mountain Road (Part 1)

Today will be a challenging day. From Hoemsbu we take a boat over to Vike Farm on the other side of the lake where our transport is waiting for us. From here we drive to Mardalen Waterfall where we first take a short walk up to the waterfall before we hop on the bikes and head into Eikesdalen Valley. When we are halfway into the valley we start the climb up to Aursjø Mountain Cabin. This is a tough, but also very spectacular part of the bike ride so we recommend everyone to grind their teeth together and work their way up the mountainside. Our escort car makes sure that everyone gets up, and if it gets too tiring for someone, they will be transported the last stretch. On arrival at Aursjø Mountain Cabin, we check-in before a 3-course dinner awaits in the evening.

Today will be a challenging day. From Hoemsbu we take a boat over to Vike Farm on the other side of the lake where our transport is waiting for us. From here we drive to Mardalen Waterfall where we first take a short walk up to the waterfall before we hop on the bikes and head into Eikesdalen Valley. When we are halfway into the valley we start the climb up to Aursjø Mountain Cabin. This is a tough, but also very spectacular part of the bike ride so we recommend everyone to grind their teeth together and work their way up the mountainside. Our escort car makes sure that everyone gets up, and if it gets too tiring for someone, they will be transported the last stretch. On arrival at Aursjø Mountain Cabin, we check-in before a 3-course dinner awaits in the evening.

ACCOMMODATION

Aursjøhytta

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

30 min

DURATION

6-8 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

+850m

DISTANCE

30 km

Highlights and Hidden Gems in the Northwest@DidrickOse(1)

Day 4:Biking trip over Aursjøvegen Mountain Road (Part 2)

Every trip up a mountain also means a trip down, in other words, we are ready for part 2 of the bike ride over Aursjøvegen Mountain Road. Today's stage is considerably easier than yesterday's where we stroll down towards Sunndalsøra. However, it is almost 15 kilometers of mountain terrain at first, so we have to leave some strength behind today as well. If the group is interested, we also make a short stop at the beautiful Torbuvollen Farm, where we can buy locally produced food. Upon arrival at Sunndalsøra, we will be transported further into Innerdalen Mountain Valley where we will spend the next two nights. We take the backpacks with us and walk the last three kilometers from the parking lot and into Renndølsetra. One of Norway's most beautiful mountain valleys opens up for us, and on the horizon, we see tomorrow's goal, Innerdalstårnet. We check-in at our accommodation before we enjoy a lovely 3-course dinner in the evening.

Every trip up a mountain also means a trip down, in other words, we are ready for part 2 of the bike ride over Aursjøvegen Mountain Road. Today's stage is considerably easier than yesterday's where we stroll down towards Sunndalsøra. However, it is almost 15 kilometers of mountain terrain at first, so we have to leave some strength behind today as well. If the group is interested, we also make a short stop at the beautiful Torbuvollen Farm, where we can buy locally produced food. Upon arrival at Sunndalsøra, we will be transported further into Innerdalen Mountain Valley where we will spend the next two nights. We take the backpacks with us and walk the last three kilometers from the parking lot and into Renndølsetra. One of Norway's most beautiful mountain valleys opens up for us, and on the horizon, we see tomorrow's goal, Innerdalstårnet. We check-in at our accommodation before we enjoy a lovely 3-course dinner in the evening.

ACCOMMODATION

Renndølsetra

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1 hour

DURATION

4-6 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

-850m

DISTANCE

35 km

Highlights and Hidden Gems in the Northwest@LediardVisitnorthwest.no(17)

Day 5:We conquer Innerdalstårnet!

We are ready for one of the absolute highlights of the trip. Today we are going to climb Innerdalstårnet. We enjoy a delicious breakfast at our accommodation before we get ready. However, we do not need to walk far before the steep ascent begins. At the foot of the mountain, the trail shoots upwards, getting steeper as we continue to the summit. This can be a demanding hike for many, so if it gets too high or too steep for some it is of course no shame in turning around. We take one step at a time and work our way up the terrain before we finally stand on top where we can let go of the jubilation, if not the view from the top leaves us speechless... Back at the accommodation, we enjoy a relaxing afternoon before a 3-course dinner awaits in the evening.

We are ready for one of the absolute highlights of the trip. Today we are going to climb Innerdalstårnet. We enjoy a delicious breakfast at our accommodation before we get ready. However, we do not need to walk far before the steep ascent begins. At the foot of the mountain, the trail shoots upwards, getting steeper as we continue to the summit. This can be a demanding hike for many, so if it gets too high or too steep for some it is of course no shame in turning around. We take one step at a time and work our way up the terrain before we finally stand on top where we can let go of the jubilation, if not the view from the top leaves us speechless... Back at the accommodation, we enjoy a relaxing afternoon before a 3-course dinner awaits in the evening.

ACCOMMODATION

Renndølsetra

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

4-5 hours

DURATION

4-6 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

1000m/1000m

DISTANCE

8 km

Highlights and Hidden Gems in the Northwest@AtleTrodal(1)

Day 6:One last hike, Ekkertinden

Unfortunately, we are closing in on the end of the trip, but before that, we have time for one last hike. From Innerdalen Valley we are transported to Gjøra in Sunndalen where we go up to Ekkertinden, a mountain that has been called Sunndalen's answer to the Pulpit Rock. On the way up we go via the beautiful Vollasetra, a self-service DNT cabin that is idyllically located in the lush, green valley side. From the top of Ekkertinden, we can enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding area. After we have taken in all the impressions, we go down again for our transport to the last accommodation, Budsjord Pilgrim Farm which is located right at the heart of Dovre, a beautiful mountain valley. Here we are served a delicious 3-course dinner in the evening. We spend the last hours of the day reminiscing about the week we have shared together.

Unfortunately, we are closing in on the end of the trip, but before that, we have time for one last hike. From Innerdalen Valley we are transported to Gjøra in Sunndalen where we go up to Ekkertinden, a mountain that has been called Sunndalen's answer to the Pulpit Rock. On the way up we go via the beautiful Vollasetra, a self-service DNT cabin that is idyllically located in the lush, green valley side. From the top of Ekkertinden, we can enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding area. After we have taken in all the impressions, we go down again for our transport to the last accommodation, Budsjord Pilgrim Farm which is located right at the heart of Dovre, a beautiful mountain valley. Here we are served a delicious 3-course dinner in the evening. We spend the last hours of the day reminiscing about the week we have shared together.

ACCOMMODATION

Budsjord Pilegrimsgård

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

2,5 hours

DURATION

4-6 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

1000m/1000m

DISTANCE

9 km

Highlights and Hidden Gems in the Northwest@OddgeirVisnesVisitnorthwest.no(4)

Day 7:Departure from Dombås

Today the trip has unfortunately come to an end. We enjoy breakfast at Budsjord before we are transported to Dombås train station where we catch the train to either Oslo or Trondheim. We hope that the trip with us will leave you with everlasting memories, and dreams of new visits!

Today the trip has unfortunately come to an end. We enjoy breakfast at Budsjord before we are transported to Dombås train station where we catch the train to either Oslo or Trondheim. We hope that the trip with us will leave you with everlasting memories, and dreams of new visits!

MEALS

B,-,-

TRANSPORTATION

15 min

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.

ACCOMMODATION

Grand Hotel Bellevue

MEALS

-,-,D

TRANSPORTATION

5 hours

After breakfast, we are ready for our first real hike of the trip! We check out of the hotel before we are transported to Rabben where the hike starts. The first half of the trip goes uphill where we slowly but surely approach Hoemskaret. Around us, and on all sides we have views of dramatic mountains, the most striking is perhaps Gjuratinden to our right. After we have reached Hoemskaret, the trip goes down towards Eikesdalen Lake before we finally arrive at Hoemsbu where we will spend the night. Maybe a swim is tempting upon arrival? In the evening we prepare dinner together from the selection at the cabin.

ACCOMMODATION

Hoemsbu

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

30 min

DURATION

6-8 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

1200m/1200m

DISTANCE

11 km

Today will be a challenging day. From Hoemsbu we take a boat over to Vike Farm on the other side of the lake where our transport is waiting for us. From here we drive to Mardalen Waterfall where we first take a short walk up to the waterfall before we hop on the bikes and head into Eikesdalen Valley. When we are halfway into the valley we start the climb up to Aursjø Mountain Cabin. This is a tough, but also very spectacular part of the bike ride so we recommend everyone to grind their teeth together and work their way up the mountainside. Our escort car makes sure that everyone gets up, and if it gets too tiring for someone, they will be transported the last stretch. On arrival at Aursjø Mountain Cabin, we check-in before a 3-course dinner awaits in the evening.

ACCOMMODATION

Aursjøhytta

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

30 min

DURATION

6-8 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

+850m

DISTANCE

30 km

Every trip up a mountain also means a trip down, in other words, we are ready for part 2 of the bike ride over Aursjøvegen Mountain Road. Today's stage is considerably easier than yesterday's where we stroll down towards Sunndalsøra. However, it is almost 15 kilometers of mountain terrain at first, so we have to leave some strength behind today as well. If the group is interested, we also make a short stop at the beautiful Torbuvollen Farm, where we can buy locally produced food. Upon arrival at Sunndalsøra, we will be transported further into Innerdalen Mountain Valley where we will spend the next two nights. We take the backpacks with us and walk the last three kilometers from the parking lot and into Renndølsetra. One of Norway's most beautiful mountain valleys opens up for us, and on the horizon, we see tomorrow's goal, Innerdalstårnet. We check-in at our accommodation before we enjoy a lovely 3-course dinner in the evening.

ACCOMMODATION

Renndølsetra

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1 hour

DURATION

4-6 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

-850m

DISTANCE

35 km

We are ready for one of the absolute highlights of the trip. Today we are going to climb Innerdalstårnet. We enjoy a delicious breakfast at our accommodation before we get ready. However, we do not need to walk far before the steep ascent begins. At the foot of the mountain, the trail shoots upwards, getting steeper as we continue to the summit. This can be a demanding hike for many, so if it gets too high or too steep for some it is of course no shame in turning around. We take one step at a time and work our way up the terrain before we finally stand on top where we can let go of the jubilation, if not the view from the top leaves us speechless... Back at the accommodation, we enjoy a relaxing afternoon before a 3-course dinner awaits in the evening.

ACCOMMODATION

Renndølsetra

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

4-5 hours

DURATION

4-6 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

1000m/1000m

DISTANCE

8 km

Unfortunately, we are closing in on the end of the trip, but before that, we have time for one last hike. From Innerdalen Valley we are transported to Gjøra in Sunndalen where we go up to Ekkertinden, a mountain that has been called Sunndalen's answer to the Pulpit Rock. On the way up we go via the beautiful Vollasetra, a self-service DNT cabin that is idyllically located in the lush, green valley side. From the top of Ekkertinden, we can enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding area. After we have taken in all the impressions, we go down again for our transport to the last accommodation, Budsjord Pilgrim Farm which is located right at the heart of Dovre, a beautiful mountain valley. Here we are served a delicious 3-course dinner in the evening. We spend the last hours of the day reminiscing about the week we have shared together.

ACCOMMODATION

Budsjord Pilegrimsgård

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

2,5 hours

DURATION

4-6 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

1000m/1000m

DISTANCE

9 km

Today the trip has unfortunately come to an end. We enjoy breakfast at Budsjord before we are transported to Dombås train station where we catch the train to either Oslo or Trondheim. We hope that the trip with us will leave you with everlasting memories, and dreams of new visits!

MEALS

B,-,-

TRANSPORTATION

15 min

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: 004723213080 / adventure@norrona.com TIP : We recommend that you have the most important hiking equipment in your hand luggage, for example hiking boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.

Obligatory

Clothing

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

We recommend thin wool.

Fleece or wool. 

Footwear
Equipment

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

Band-aid, compeed, sportstape, Paracet/Ibux, medicine for soar throat, running nose, irritable stomach, etc, and personal medication. 
We need to know about all medicines you are taking, in case something happens. 

Tooth brush, tooth paste, small towel, ear plugs, wet wipes, biodegradable soap, etc.

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

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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