Mt Tarløysa is located in the middle of the Romsdalsfjord. From the summit there is a great view towards the alpine mountains in Romsdal, towards the Romsdalsfjord and all the way to the Atlantic Coast outside Molde. Map to use: Romsdalsfjella Nord 1:50000.
Tarløysa is a popular hiking destination, here you get to see Romsdal in all its glory.
Visit Northwest is the official destination company for the Romsdalsfjord, Romsdal and Nordmøre area.
About season and other important information
SEASON: July to Mid September, depending on temperature and snow.
NOTE – This hike is not suitable for children! 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 at the end of this hike.
NOTE – We recommend to use a map and compass on this hike since parts of the hike go in areas where there is no trail. It also often happens that Tarløysa is shrouded in fog.
Nysetra and Lake Herjevatnet
The hike to Tarløysa starts from the parking lot (376 masl) by Nysetra at Holmemstranda. From the main road, around four kilometers southeast of Åfarnes, you follow the 3.5 kilometer long toll road to Nysetra.
Nysetra is also a nice starting point for a walk around lake Herjevatnet which is located at 438 masl. There is a well prepared hiking trail around the lake which is also great for people with prams or in wheelchairs. From the parking lot at Nysetra it is a two kilometer long hike to the outlet of lake Herjevatnet. If you take the round trip around Lake Herjevatnet, it is a total of 10 kilometers to walk.
The hike to Mt Tarløysa
See map and more detailed tour description at Romsdal.com. The first part of the hike goes through scattered mountain forest with a mixture of birch and pine. The first half of the trip is varied. Slightly heavy start in the forest before a more gentle climb in light terrain, which is perfect for warming up. The trail is nice, clearly visible and easy to follow in the first half of the hike.
It gradually becomes much steeper and more rocky, and the trail is more difficult to follow in the last part of the hike. Then cross upwards along the wide mountain side, you first come up to the mountain ridge which is the first summit before you continue the hike along the ridge to Mt Tarløysa. Follow the marked cairns on the mountain side, but it is easy to lose the trail. Be careful, there is a vertical cliff at the back of the ridge on the first summit.
From the first summit, follow the ridge in a southerly direction until you reach the top of Mt Tarløysa at 1092 masl. There is a small cabin on Tarløysa, Torvbu, where you can seek shelter if necessary.
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 attractions facing 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