Kvitfjellet from Dalset


Estimated net time 2½-3 hours
Difficulty No difficulties, but you're likely to use your hands for balance a couple of moves up Kvitfjellet's north-east slopes.
Drinking water Running water from the stream close to the path at the beginning of the route.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (June 2013).
Parking Room for several cars by trail head.
Start height 165 metres
Vertical metres 670 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 6.0 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Kvitfjellet trail head above Dalset.
  Start of path to Kvitfjellet.


Assume your starting point is the junction outside Åndalsnes, where roads E136 and 64 meet. Start measuring from here and drive road 64 towards Molde;

- At 22.7 km turn left towards "Rødven".

- At 25.5 km turn right towards "Rødven".

- At 30.9 km turn left where a wooden sign says "Dalset", in front of a large barn.

- At 32.8 km pay toll (NOK 30 per 2013) and continue straight ahead.

- At 33.1 km park on the right hand side of the road, just before a small bridge going left.

Start your hike by crossing the bridge and walk the road up to the small building. Locate the path behind the building and follow it through the spruce forest. If you loose the path when you get out of the forest (through the area where trees have been cut) make sure you stay close to the stream on your left hand side, and you'll soon re-join the path. Follow the path through the forest and up to the march at 550 metres. Turn a little right when you get out of the forest and then follow the path marked with blue ribbons up the north-east slopes of Kvitfjellet. The summit is marked by a large cairn.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



30. June 2013

After our hike to Snøhetta the day before I had driven back to Lervåg's cabin at Bjorli and stayed one more night. The plan for this Sunday was to hike a proper mountain in the Rauma area, but with thick fog down to below 1000 metres I had to change plans. In the end I decided to hike the very prominent Kvitfjellet, which proved to be a fine hike. Unfortunately the fog only partially lifted during my hike so the views I got from the summit were very limited. I met several other hikers while descending.

After the hike I drove a little south on the Rødvenhalvøya peninsula in order to hike Frisvollfjellet.
Photos 30.06.2013