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.


Hiking - Safety, Responsibility and Season

The nature in Norway is beautiful but also dangerous. It is important to read about your own responsibility and how to explore the Norwegian nature in a safe way.

NOTE! The weather can change dramatically in the Norwegian mountains. This is why 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. We 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. We recommend to use a map and compass when hiking in Norway. It often happens that the mountain areas in Norway is shrouded in fog.

SEASON & WEATHER: Season is depending on temperature and snow. Seasons mentioned on this website are approximately dates. It is recommended to avoid hiking if there are ice and snow in the terrain and on the trails. Always make your own evaluation about the danger of landslides before and during the hike. Always check the weather before you go hiking. For safety reasons it is recommended to avoid hiking in Thunderstorms and in fog and bad weather!

Use the information you find on fjords.com at your own risk and your own responsibility. Errors and omissions may occur. Always make your own evaluation. Adapt your own risk to your own skills and by choosing where, when and how you travel. Fjords.com is not a guide or a travel planner, and the information on the pages should not be used accordingly. Marked and mentioned routes are not accurate and will also often change for various reasons, always look for updated information.

Visit Northwest

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

About season and other important information

GRADING: Challenging. ALTITUDE DIFFERENCE: This hike starts at approximately 376 masl (Parking lot by Nysetra). Highest point at approximately 1092 masl (Mt Tarløysa).

GUIDE: We recommend you to join a Guided Tour to Tarløysa.

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, 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.

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 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 Romsdal

Grand Hotel at 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 mointains 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

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

Tarløysa in Romsdal – Map Overview