Welcome to Isfjorden in Romsdal, Norway. Here you will find pictures and information about the alp- and fjord-village Isfjorden and the surrounding mountains, the fjord, the river and activities based from Isfjorden.
You can fish salmon and trout in the river Isa, fish in the fjord, hunt, ski, hike and climb in the mountains, sea-kayaking and gocart. Isfjorden is made for active people.
Isfjorden in Romsdal
Isfjorden is a village at the innermost part of the Romsdalsfjord, close to Åndalsnes in Møre og Romsdal county. The place is surrounded by beautiful mountains. Easy arrivals to the surrounding valleys and mountains; Randonnée- and telemark-skiing, hiking, mountaineering and climbing.
Some of Norways most famous mountains are located in Isfjorden and nearby: Romsdalshorn, Trollveggen, Vengetind, Blånebba, Juratind, Kirketaket and Torshammaren are some of them. The Romsdalseggen hike is one of Norway´s most scenic hikes. The fjord also invites to activities; swimming, sea kayaking and fishing trips in idyllic surroundings. The rivers Isa and Glutra are great rivers for fishing salmon and trout.
Where to eat
Woldstad Gard farm restaurant in Isfjorden offers a good dining experience. Woldstad Gard can deliver catering of your choice, or you can be welcomed in the farm restaurant by appointment. Check menus at website. Catering need to be ordered minimum one day ahead. “Drop In Restaurant” between June 15th – Sep 15th. Phone : +47 92609509.
The Mountains – Popular Hiking Goals
The mountains in Isfjorden and Romsdal are made for adventurous people. Here you have challenges for all kind of levels. Climbers, hikers and families with children can explore the Romsdal Alps. A short easy hike to be highly recommended is to Litlefjellet in Vengedalen. The hike takes 30 minutes, and the reward is a fantastic view. Lay down on the ground, and you can see the surrounding mountains; Trollveggen, Vengetind, Blånebba and Romsdalshorn at the same time. Here you can read about some of the easy hikes.
Drive to Liabygda in Isfjorden, from where you drive 7 kilometer along the tollroad to the Vengedalen Valley. Continue driving further up the valley, pass Lake Vengedalsvatnet and drive towards the base of Mt. Romsdalshorn. You now see the Litlefjellet Ridge on the right side, and you can also se the trail on the hillside. 30 minutes hike up to Litlefjellet, a mountain ridge between 660m – 790 m.a.s. Fantastic view down to the Romsdalen Valley and the surrounding mountains; Mt. Trollveggen, Romsdalshorn, Vengetind and Blånebba. You can also see the beautiful Rauma River down in the Romsdalen Valley, meandering down to Åndalsnes by the Romsdalsfjord. Read more about Litlefjellet…
Kavliheian Mountain Pasture
Drive east from the center of Isfjorden, approximately 2.5 kilometre to Øvre Kavli. From there, around 3 kilometer (tollroad) to parking place at the end of the road. From the parking place you have a great view towards the Romsdalsfjord and Åndalsnes. Between one and two kilometres easy hike to the mountain pasture at Kavliheian. Kavliheian is a great starting point for both hiking and skiing in the surrounding mountains. See map…
Grøvdalsbakken and Lake Bakkevatnet
Drive east to the inner part of Grøvdal. Start at Stølen where the road ends in Søredalen in Grøvdalen. Follow a nice path in the forest and cross the suspension bridge over the river before the path gets steeper upwards Loftdalen. You need approximately 2 hours to reach the small cabin by Lake Bakkevatnet. The path continue to Øvste Bakkevatnet 861m. Another hut here. Fishing for trout can be done in these lakes, contact Hen Fjellstyre.
Romsdalseggen Mountain Ridge
Romsdalseggen in Romsdal has in short time become one of the most popular hikes in Norway. The hike starts in the Vengedalen Valley in Isfjorden and ends in the city center of Åndalsnes. The prize is a fantastic view over the Romsdalen Valley and the Romsdalsfjord. From Romsdalseggen you can actually see all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. Read more about Romsdalseggen…
The Skiing – Alpine Ski Touring
NOTE! Before you ski in the Romsdal Mountains, please check the Avalanche Forecast for Romsdal
Mt. Kirketaket (1439m)
Kirketaket is a fantastic mountain for alpine ski touring with fjord view. You start at the Shooting Range in Isfjorden, follow the ski track up to Stormyra. Cross Stormyra and continue to the left towards Bruhaugen, a popular goal for families with children. Continue through the forest, and follow a small forest path towards Skarsetra. Just before you arrive Skarsetra, take up to the right to Mt. Steinberget. Here, it is steep and heavy, but easy to cross upwards. Cross the flat Steinberget (981m) before you follow the ridge up to Kirketaket (1439m). You need 4 to 6 hours up to the summit from where it is a fantastic view towards the Romsdalsfjord and the surrounding mountains. Read more about Kirketaket here…
Mt. Blånebba (1320m)
Start the parking at Vengedalssetra in vengedalen, same starting point as the Romsdalseggen Hike. Follow the same route as the Romsdalseggen Hike to the mountain ridge, where you have a great view down to the Romsdalen Valley and the surrounding mountains. Ski uphill, east towards Mt. Blånebba. The last 100 meters can be demanding depending on the snow conditions, take care. We recommend to ski down the same route as described when skiing upwards.
Isfjorden is surrounded by great ski-touring-mountains, and all the mountains have fjord view. We also recommend skiing to Mt. Kjøvskardtind, Skarven and Galtåtind. In Isfjorden and Romsdal, Guided Tours are recommended.
Romsdal – The Neighbourhood
Isfjorden and Åndalsnes in Romsdal are situated between Trollstigen, Trollveggen, the Raumabanen Railway and the Romsdalseggen Ridge. Geiranger and the Geirangerfjord are well known places nearby. If you go westwards, you have the Atlantic Coast with the Atlantic Road, Ona Island with Ona Lighthouse, Bjørnsund and Midsundtrappene. Go North-East, and you will find the beautiful Eikesdal and the Mardalsfossen Waterfall, Aursjøvegen Mountainroad, and Litjdalen Valley. The cities of Ålesund, Molde and Kristiansund are nearby. Read more about Romsdal – The neighbourhood here…
You can reach Isfjorden by car, 6 hours from Oslo or 4 hours from Trondheim. By train to the end-station Åndalsnes at one of Norways most spectacular railways Raumabanen, then you can see Isfjorden from the railway station. The nearest airport is in Molde, then one hour by bus to Isfjorden.
Isfjorden Web Cam
Accommodation in Isfjorden
Guiding and Equipment Rental (Ski – Hiking – Kayaking)
Winter – Avalanche Forecast
Tourist Information and activities in Isfjorden, Åndalsnes and Romsdal
Tourist Information Åndalsnes and Romsdal
The Romsdalseggen Hike
Mt. Litlefjellet – Short Hike with Great View
Mt. Kirketaket – One of Norway´s top Ski Touring Mountains
Activities and attractions in Romsdalen
Trollstigen Mountain Road
Romsdalsstigen Via Ferrata
Romsdalstrappa and Rampestreken
Rauma Ski Center at Skorgedalen
Norsk Tindesenter at Åndalsnes
Trollveggen Visitor Center
Tourist Information Norway and the Fjords
Visit Norway: Safety in the Norwegian Mountains
Fjord Tours: The Norwegian Fjords
Fjord Tours: Plan and book fjord travel, accommodation and activities
Fjord Pass: Great Discounts on Activities and Attractions in the Fjords
Visit Norway: Official page for Norway
Fjord Norway: Official page for Fjord Norway