Romsdalen is an Eldorado for those interested in nature with both short and long mountain walks, sights and activity parks. We also have several activities for the whole family at the campsite.
The county of Rauma can offer an eldorado of mountain hikes. Everything from demanding to easy hikes. You may want to buy a map, or a book with descriptions and maps. We will help with suggestions, advice and descriptions. For the most demanding trips we recommend a guide.
The most popular trip is the Romsdalseggen. You can choose between the normal route or the family route. The Romsdalseggen is a wonderful experience with great views. This is a demanding and long hike. The average time is 7-9 hours. When you walk over “Eggen” you can look down at Mjelva Camping. You can start this hike from Åndalsnes, but it is most common to start from Venjedalen (Vengedalen) and Venjedalssetra and then hike towards Åndalsnes.
For suggestions on mountain hikes visit Romsdal.com and the book: Mountain hikes in Romsdal.
From the center of Åndalsnes you can take the Romsdals gondola up to the city mountain Nesaksla 708 m above sea level. At Nesaksla you get fantastic views, adapted conditions for the disabled, small hiking trails and Eggen restaurant. Simply a great experience. Nesaksla is also part of Romsdalseggen and is the last stop before the descent towards Åndalsnes. For more information about Romsdalsgondolen, check out the site romsdalen.no.
“Rampestreken” (“The Mischief”)
This viewpoint is absolutely wonderful. You come to this viewpoint and “Romsdalstrappa” (“the Romsdal Staircase”) as you walk up to Nesaksla or come down from the Romsdalseggen. The starting point is at the foot of Nesaksla. Nesaksla is 715 m.o.h. From here you can look down on Åndalsnes. Great views to the neighbouring mountains and the fjord.
Via Ferrata/ Romsdalsstigen
Romsdalsstigen is in the same area. It has 2 routes: "Intro Wall" (about 3-4 hours) and "Vestveggen" (about 5-6 hours). For more information go to the Norsk Tindesenter's pages.
Foto: Annicha Lossius Bjerke
The Norwegian Tindesenter is well located by the fjord and in the center of Åndalsnes. Here you will find information about hikes with and without a guide. Here you book bus tickets to Romsdalseggen and rent equipment for Via Ferrata.
Inside the Tindesenteret there is a climbing and roaring wall, a museum and the restaurant “Spiret”.
Foto: Matti Bernitz
Located in Rødven about 30 min from Åndalsnes. The church was built around the year 1300, but the oldest part dates from the 1100s.
Foto: Eliette Brethouwer
High and low Bjorli
The climbing park between the fjord and the mountains. This is the climbing park for you and your friends, for the family, for businesses and for groups. Bjorli is about 40 min from Åndalsnes. Along the E136 direction Dombås.
Foto: Høyt og Lavt Bjorli
The Troll Wall has Europe's highest vertical cliff. The plunge amounts to approx. 1000 m and it is about 1750 m from the bottom of the valley to the top of the wall. The Troll Wall is part of the Trolltindene which is a fantastic sight with all its peaks.
Mjelva Camping is only 30 min away from the top of the famous Trollstigen. This spectacular road on county road 63 was opened in 1936. Trollstigveien has 11 turns and a rise of 1:12. Trollstigen is a great starting point for mountain hikes such as:
“Trollveggen”, “Trolltindene”, “Mannen”, “Bispen” og «Kongen»
You pass through Trollstigen on your way to Valldal and Geiranger.
Experience beautiful Romsdalen from the train seat. The train goes from Åndalsnes station to Bjorli or Dombås and back again to Åndalsnes.
Some waiting at the descent and boarding stations must be calculated.
You can buy tickets on the train or online at VY.no.
Try the fishing luck on the Romsdalsfjord. We pass on a guided fishing trip to a fisherman with his own boat. He knows the fjord well and knows about the best fishing spots.
You can also do fjord fishing from land. We are helpful in showing you where you can stand.
Fishing in the Rauma River. From 2021 you can fish in the Rauma river. You must then buy a fishing license. Fishing licenses can be purchased at Elveguiden.no
If you want to barbecue we have our own barbecue area. You can use this, but you have to use charcoal for grilling. You have to bring your own charcoal and sparkling liquid. No open fires please.
You can also use disposable grills. These must be used on stone and sandy surfaces, not directly on the grass. Ask at reception if you are unsure.
If you would like to go for a bikeride, we have bikes for rent!
You can choose to rent a bike for:
One hour - 30 NOK
Three hours – 60 NOK
All day – 100 NOK
Here you can play chess outdoors with large pieces that are from 43 to 64 cm. This is free of charge.
We can offer you a 9 hole mini golf course.
The price is 20 NOK for children and 30 NOK for adults.
We have a great and varied playground with 10 appliances.
3 of the appliances are quite new. Come and play!