Hike to Grøvdalsbakken in Romsdal

The hike to Grøvdalsakken in Isfjorden is steep and a bit heavy. But the view when you see Lake Bakkevatnet is priceless.

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Drive east to Grøvdalen at the innermost part of Isfjorden. Start at Stølen where the road ends (toll road) in Søredalen in Grøvdalen.


The hike to Grøvdalsbakken

Follow a nice and flat trail, first in open cultural landscape and then in the forest.  Cross the suspension bridge over the river, then the path gets steeper up Loftdalen. The hike is six kilometers one way, and you need approximately two hours from the start to the small mountain cabin by Lake Bakkevatnet.

Fishing for trout can be done at lake Bakkevatnet and other mountain lakes in Isfjorden. For more information and purchase of fishing license, contact Hen Fjellstyre.


If you want a longer hike, continue the hike on the trail up to Øvste Bakkevatnet at 861 mas. There is another small cabin there that is open to everyone.

Read more about the hike at Romsdal.com

FJORDS – Useful Links:

Fjords.com – Åndalsnes in Romsdal
Fjords.com – The Romsdalseggen Hike

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