The trail to Grøvdalsakken in Romsdal is steep and it is a heavy hike. But the view when you see Lake Bakkevatnet is great.

Go Fjords - Åndalsnes by the Romsdalsfjord

Drive eastwards from the center of Isfjorden to Grøvdalen. The hike to Grøvdalsbakken starts from Stølen. This is where the toll road ends, in Søredalen at the innermost part of Grøvdalen.

Important – Before you go – The Norwegian Mountain Code

IMPORTANT! This hike is not suitable for children. The weather can change dramatically in the Norwegian mountains. This is why you have to follow the Norwegian Mountain Code when hiking in Norway. It can change from summer and sunny weather to winter and frost in minutes! Always bring good clothes and hiking shoes. And have enough food and water in your rucksack. Due to the challenging and long hike in rapidly changing weather, we always recommend you to join a Guided Tour.

Note! Most of the hikes described on this website are intended for experienced hikers that know the area. This is one of those hikes.

Season: July to September, depending on temperature and snow. Do not do this hike if there are ice and snow on the trail.

Hiking to Grøvdalsbakken

The first part of the hike is easy. The trail is gentle and flat and goes through an open cultural landscape before it continues in the forest. After you cross the river on a suspension bridge, the path gets steeper up Loftdalen. This part of the trail goes above a waterfall, be careful here due to the steep terrain. The hike to Lake Bakkevatnet is six kilometers one way. It takes approximately two hours from the start to the small cabin by the lake.

It is allowed to fish for trout at lake Bakkevatnet and the other lakes in the Isfjorden mountains. For more information and to get a fishing license, contact Hen Fjellstyre.

The trail continues up to Øvste Bakkevatnet at 861 masl. There is another small cabin there that which is also open to everyone.

Read more about the hike to Grøvdalsbakken at Romsdal.com

Romsdalsfjord – What to See and Do

From snowy mountains to beautiful coastline of islands and reefs. Experience all this in one day due to the short distance from mountains to coast. Ona Island and Lighthouse, The Atlantic Road and Midsundtrappene are attractiona facin the Atlantic Ocean. Trollstigen, The Troll Wall, Romsdalseggen, Rampestreken and Litlefjellet are great places to visit in the inner part of the Romsdalsfjord, where the fjord meets the spectacular and alpine Romsdal mountains. Travel green to Åndalsnes with Rauma Railway, a wild, beautiful and unique experience regardless of season. From Åndalsnes Railway Station, you can walk straight from the train and over to the Romsdal Gondola that takes you up to the city-mountain Mt Nesaksla and Eggen Restaurant. From there you have a fantastic view towards Isfjorden, down to the Romsdalsfjord and up towards the Romsdalen Valley which you have just experienced from the train ride along the Rauma Railway. The Romsdalsfjord is located in the county of Møre og Romsdal, north in Western Norway.

Accommodation at Åndalsnes and in Romsdal

Grand Hotel Bellevue at Åndalsnes
Aak Hotel at Sogge outside Åndalsnes
Hotel Geist at Øran at Åndalsnes
Åndalsnes Vandrerhjem på Setnes
Åndalsnes Camping by Rauma River
Mjelva Camping at Mjelva outside Åndalsnes
Trollveggen Camping by the Troll Wall
Accommodation in Isfjorden

FJORDS – Accommodation in Western Norway

Great Hotels in the Fjords of Norway
Bath and Spa Hotels in the Fjords of Norway
Fjords Living – Special Accommodation in the Fjords of Norway

FJORDS – Useful Links

Go Fjords – Big and Small Fjord Experiences
Visit Norway – Official page for Norway
Fjord Norway – Official page for Fjord Norway

Grøvdalsbakken in Romsdal – Map Overview