The trail to Grøvdalsbakken in Romsdal is steep and it is a heavy hike. But the view when you see Lake Bakkevatnet is great. Map: Romsdalsfjella Nord 1:50000.
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.
About season and other important information
We recommend you to join a Guided Tour to Grøvdalsbakken. SEASON: July to August, depending on temperature and snow. This is a landslide-prone area, always make your own evaluation about this danger before and during this hike.
NOTE – This is a long and demanding hike, you should be an experienced hiker to do this hike. There are several steep, narrow and exposed sections on this hike
Hiking to Grøvdalsbakken
See map and more detailed tour description from Romsdal.com. 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 trail becomes steeper up Loftdalen. This part of the trail goes above a waterfall, be careful there due to the steep terrain.
The trail goes up on the right side of the river/waterfall. It is a bit steep and exposed in parts of the trail, steep down towards the river/waterfall, so you have to be careful and stay on the trail all the way due to this. 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.
Read more about the hike to Grøvdalsbakken at Romsdal.com
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