Top 5 summer activities in Romsdalen

Romsdalen is one of the most picturesque valleys in Norway with the Rauma river winding its way along the valley floor. Among the many majestic mountains here is Trollveggen reaching 1,788 metres above sea level. Trollveggen includes Europe’s highest vertical rockface soaring 1,000 metres. We have spoken with Trygve Leren at Trollveggen Camping, who recommends the following five things to see and do in Romsdalen this summer.

1. Romsdalseggen
If you’re fortunate enough to find yourself in Romsdalen this summer don’t miss a tour over Romsdalseggen in the heart of the beautiful Norwegian mountains. Romsdalseggen offers views that will take away the breath of the most experienced fell-walker, with mountains, fjord-scapes, craggy peaks and waterfalls everywhere you look.

Photo: H. Bakke

Trollveggen Visitors Centre 

Trollveggen Visitors Centre has a café with spectacular views of Trollveggen. The centre also has a souvenir shop and mini-cinema showing the mountain’s dramatic history.

Don’t miss the Trollveggen Visitors Centre

Photo: Trollveggen Besøkssenter

3. Trollstigen

Just a few kilometres north-west of Trollveggen Camping is the Rv63, perhaps the best known scenic route in Norway. Trollstigen is one of Norway’s iconic scenic drives, offering spectacular views at each of the 11 hairpin bends that twist and turn up the mountain side.

Drive the spectacular Trollstigen


Photo: Øyvind Heen

Hiking in Romsdalen

Romsdalen is a superb area for hiking, be it a gentle tour along the valley floor, family walks at higher altitudes, or walking the high peaks of the fantastic Romsdal alps. The photograph is taken from Litlefjellet, with the Troll peaks in the background.

Photo: Øyvind Heen

The Rauma scenic railway

Visit Romsdalen with your family or friends and take in the wild and wonderful scenery from the comfort of the Rauma train. The photo shows the train crossing Kylling bridge near Trollveggen. According to Lonely Planet you will be taking one of the “finest railway journeys” in the world.

Book the Rauma scenic railway here


Photo: Leif J. Olestad

Thanks for these great tips, Trygve! Click here for more information about things to see and do near Trollveggen, in Åndalsnes and in Romsdalen. When visiting Romsdalen stay at Trollveggen Camping and enjoy spectacular views of the Troll alpine peaks.

Top photo: Trollveggen Camping

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