The hike to Kavliheian in Isfjorden is a short and easy hike, and is a great hike for families with small kids. Fjord view towards the Romsdalsfjord is included. Map to use: Romsdalsfjella Nord 1:50000.

Drive 2.5 kilometers eastwards from the center of Isfjorden to Øvre Kavli. From Øvre Kavli, at the crossroads where Romsdal Lodge is located, it is around three kilometers to drive to the parking lot at the end of the mountain road (toll road).

Visit Northwest

Visit Northwest is the official destination company for the Romsdalsfjord, Romsdal and Nordmøre area.

About season and other important information

GRADING – Easy. ALTITUDE DIFFERENCE – This hike starts at approximately 440 masl (Parking lot at the end of the mountain road). Highest point at approximately 450 masl (Kavliheian Mountain pasture).

SEASON – Mid June to September, these are approximate dates that depends on the weather, temperature and the amount of snow in the mountains.

SAFETY IN THE MOUNTAINS – You should 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.

The hike to Kavliheian in Isfjorden

Åndalsnes and the Romsdalsfjord seen from the parking lot by Kavliheian.
Åndalsnes and the Romsdalsfjord seen from the parking lot by Kavliheian.

See map and more detailed tour description to Kavliheian and further to Husnebbu at Romsdal.com. On this hike you pass Kavliheian and continue to Husnebbu.

From the parking lot you have a great view towards Åndalsnes and the Romsdalsfjord. Turn around and you see eastwards towards mountains like Mt Juratind which is one of the most beautiful and majestic.

It is one a kilometer easy hike in flat terrain to the mountain pasture at Kavliheian. This is also a great starting point for more demanding hikes in the Isfjorden mountains.

CABIN FOR RENT AT KAVLIHEIAN – There are opportunities to rent The Red Cabin at Kavliheian, it is also available for renting in winter. Then you have to ski from Øvre Kavli or from Skytebana  (the Shooting Range) in Isfjorden. The red cabin is the beautiful cabin shown in the featured photo, with Mt Juratind in the background.

Kavliheian – also nice and popular in winter

Isfjorden in Romsdal is an eldorado for those who love hiking in the mountains, all year round.
Isfjorden in Romsdal is an eldorado for those who love hiking in the mountains, all year round.

Kavliheian is also a popular goal for cross-country skiers in winter. Usually there are well prepared ski tracks to Kavliheian and further into the valley. You can start your ski trip from the car park at Skytebanen (Shooting range) or from Hellerøra at Stormyra in Isfjorden.

The mountain road that starts at Øvre Kavli is, under normal conditions, plowed up to the parking lot at Hellerøra in winter (Toll road, it is the same road you drive in the summer, but it is only plowed up to the parking lot at Hellerøra in winter).

NOTE – We recommend that you use the services of a certified guide when ski touring in Isfjorden.

NOTE – Always check the Avalanche Forecast in the area you plan to ski before you ski in Norway. At Varsom.no you will also find Avalanche Danger Scale and great information about avalanches and what to consider before you go skiing in the mountains. There may be a risk of avalanche from i.a. Mt Seinberget. The ski tracks that are prepared to Kavliheian run along the foot of Mt Steinberget.

FJORDS NORWAY - Kavliheian in Isfjorden is also nice in winter.
Kavliheian in Isfjorden is also nice in winter.

Romsdalsfjord – What to See and Do

Litlefjellet in Romsdal.
Litlefjellet in Romsdal.

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.

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.

Drive to the viewpoint Varden at 407 masl and take in the spectacular Molde Panoramic View towards the Romsdalsfjord and the 222 snowcapped mountains. Ona Island and Ona Lighthouse, The Atlantic Road and Midsundtrappene are attractions facing the Atlantic Ocean.

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 Mt Nesaksla 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.

Hotels and Accommodation at Åndalsnes and Romsdal

Grand Hotel at Åndalsnes
Frich´s Ekspress Hotel Åndalsnes
Aak Hotel in Romsdalen by Åndalsnes
Åndalsnes Vandrerhjem at Setnes at Veblungsnes
Åndalsnes Camping by Rauma River at Åndalsnes
Mjelva Camping at Mjelva at Åndalsnes
Soggebru Camping at Sogge at Åndalsnes
Trollstigen Resort at Sogge at Åndalsnes
Trollstigen Gjestegård og Camping in Isterdalen below Trollstigen
Trollveggen Camping by the Troll Wall in Romsdalen
Accommodation in Isfjorden

Åndalsnes and Romsdal – Useful Links

Online Booking Romsdalseggen Bus
Romsdal.com – Hiking Guide to the mountains in Romsdal
Norsk Tindesenter at Åndalsnes
Fjords.com – Åndalsnes in Romsdal
Fjords.com – Trollstigen in Romsdal
Fjords.com – The Romsdalsfjord
Fjords.com – Romsdalseggen
Fjords.com – Romsdal Gondola
Fjords.com – Rauma Railway



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Hike to Kavliheian in Isfjorden – Map Overview