From fjord to mountain in four and a half minutes. From the restaurant at the top of Mt Nesaksla you have a fantastic view down to Åndalsnes and the Romsdalsfjord.

Featured Image: Winter at Eggen Restaurant. Photo: Eirik Heen

The Romsdal Gondola goes from the fjord station at the center of Åndalsnes to the mountain station at Mt Nesaksla, 694 maf (meters above fjord).


Season and Safety

Many of the activities, attractions, roads and accommodations mentioned on this website are open only in summer and are closed in winter. Season and opening times will vary, it usually opens in the summer and closes in the autumn, depending on, among other things, the amount of snow and the risk of landslides and avalanches in the area.

Important information about roads in Western Norway: There are restrictions on the length of vehicles on many of the roads in Norway. Many roads in Western Norway are prone to landslides and avalanches, especially in rainy and snowy weather. There might also be a chance that some of the roads are closed in short periods, especially during winter, due to weather and danger of rock- and snow avalanches and other dangerous conditions. Some of the roads in Western Norway are closed during winter! Winter tires are required in winter. Read more about Tyre Requirements in Norway...

It is important to take precautions for weather and road conditions, both when you drive and when you are out in nature in Norway. It is recommended to use a guide on the tours described on this website. Read more about safety and your own responsibility...

Visit Northwest

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

The Romsdal Gondola

FJORDS NORWAY - A winter's day at Eggen Restaurant on Mt Nesaksla, view towards Åndalsnes and the Romsdalsfjord.
A winter’s day at Eggen Restaurant on Mt Nesaksla, view towards Åndalsnes and the Romsdalsfjord.

On the way up to the mountain station you have a fantastic view inwards to Isfjorden and the mountains behind, down to Åndalsnes and to the Romsdalsfjord. The mountain station is a great starting point for adventures in beautiful and wild nature. Season and opening hours; see Romsdalsgondolen Website.

In summer, if you have hiked along Romsdalseggen, you can now end the hike with a great meal and something good to drink at Eggen Restaurant, all with a fjord view before taking the gondola down to Åndalsnes. This is a good alternative to walking the tough descent along the Romsdalstrappa trail. Then you save both knees and time, and can rather spend the time for a swim in the fjord. This can be done from the floating pier at the center of Åndalsnes, only a short distance from the Mountaineering Centre.

Pictures from Mt Nesaksla at the top of the Romsdal Gondola

These pictures are from December 2022, from two beautiful winter days in December 2022. We had short walks and got great views towards Isfjorden, the Romsdalen valley and Isterdalen valley, Åndalsnes and the Romsdalsfjord.

Video from Romsdalsgondolen

This video was filmed in December 2022, just one day after some heavy snowfall. It was cold and windy, but beautiful. And Eggen Restaurant was warm and cozy. From the Gondola there are great views towards Isfjorden and the surrounding mountains, and to Åndalsnes and outwards the Romsdalsfjord. Music: Rosenkrantz – Jarle Aabø

Mt Nesaksla – The City Mountain of Åndalsnes

Mt Nesaksla, where the Romsdal Gondola is located, has great views to the Romsdalen and Isterdalen valleys. The two rivers Rauma and Istra meander down through the beautiful valleys with the famous mountains the Troll Wall (Trollveggen), Romsdalshorn, Vengetind, Kongen, Dronninga and Biskopen as a natural backdrop. You can actually see all the way to Trollstigen on a nice day.

On the opposite side of the city mountain, you can see in towards the alpine village of Isfjorden, which is the mecca for ski and Alpine Ski Touring enthusiasts in Norway. Here you see the innermost part of the Romsdalsfjord surrounded by Isfjorden and mountains such as Skarven, Klauva, Kirketaket, Kjøvskardstind, Juratind and Vengetind.

And of course, you have a great view towards the Romsdalsfjord from the Romsdal Gondola and Eggen Restaurant.

NOTE! It is not recommended to hike the Romsdalseggen ridge from Nesaksla, this is because you will meet a lot of people who hike Romsdalseggen the opposite way. Read more about the Romsdalseggen hike and the season for this hike.

Rampestreken Viewpoint and Romsdalstrappa

Romsdalstrappa at Åndalsnes is a popular hiking-trail among locals and tourists. It is “mandatory” to have a stop for a selfie at the Rampestreken Viewpoint at 537 masl. From Rampestreken Viewpoint there is a great view towards Åndalsnes and the Romsdalsfjord, towards Isterdalen Valley and Trollstigen and down to the Romsdalen Valley and Rauma River (1-2 hour trip each way, steep and heavy hike).

FJORDS NORWAY - View from Rampestreken towards Åndalsnes and the Romsdalsfjord.
View from Rampestreken towards Åndalsnes and the Romsdalsfjord.

Åndalsnes by the Romsdalsfjord

Åndalsnes is the “Hub” in Romsdal, and is situated in the middle of all the things that is worth seeing and doing in the Romsdalsfjord area. Åndalsnes is a great place to stay if you want to see and explore Trollstigen, Trollveggen, the Rauma Railway and the Romsdalseggen Ridge. 

FJORDS NORWAY - The Norwegian Mountaineering Centre at Åndalsnes by the Romsdalsfjord.
The Norwegian Mountaineering Centre at Åndalsnes by the Romsdalsfjord.

Travel to Åndalsnes

You can reach Åndalsnes by car, six hours from Oslo or four hours from Trondheim. By train to the end-station Åndalsnes at one of Norways most spectacular railways Rauma Railway. The Rauma Railway between Dombås and Åndalsnes is voted as Europe´s most scenic Rail Journey by Lonely Planet. The nearest airport is in Molde, then one hour by bus or car to Åndalsnes.

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
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 – Hiking Guide to the mointains in Romsdal
Norsk Tindesenter at Åndalsnes – Åndalsnes in Romsdal – Trollstigen in Romsdal – The Romsdalsfjord – Romsdalseggen – Romsdal Gondola – Rauma Railway


Here you will find an overview of recommended HOTELS in addition to SPA & BATH HOTELS and OTHER ACCOMMODATION PLACES in Western Norway. The combination of beautiful nature, activities that you can do in all four seasons and a stay at a great accommodation is unique. A stay in one of these places will do you good, both for body and mind.

There are ten restaurants that have awarded Michelin stars and Michelin awards in Western Norway. Eight of the Michelin restaurants are in Stavanger and two in Bergen. Here you will find FJORDS MICHELIN, where you will also find a list of recommended hotels in Western Norway, recommended by Michelin.

VISIT NORWAY is the official travel guide for Norway. VISIT NORWAY'S FJORD GUIDE gives you a good overview of the most beautiful fjords in Norway. USEFUL LINKS is a list of websites with great information on Norway and the Fjords.

Romsdal Gondola – Map Overview