Rondane national park

View of Rondane national park from Storronden

Rondane national park

Rondane nationalpark is perhaps not so well known outside Norway. In Rondane you find 10 summits above 2000 metres that are perfect for a day´s hike. The majority of the hikes start in Rondvassbu which is reached by an unpaved road from Spranget where you can park your car. You can also reach Spranget with bus from Odda.


How difficult is the hike?

Very limited ascent/descent, mostly flat.
No tricky or nerve thrilling paths.
Low effort.

Moderate ascent/descent up to 500 metres of height.
No tricky or nerve thrilling paths.
Moderate effort.

Ascent/Descent up to 1,500 metres of height.
A few tricky and/or nerve thrilling paths.

Ascent/Descent more than 1,000 metres of height.
Several tricky and nerve thrilling paths.
Very streneous.

* Some part(s) involve steep

    climbing or cliff hangers that

    might be scary if you are

    afraid of heights. 

Where to stay in Norway?

Like in any other country there are lots and lots of hotels in the larger cities like Bergen, Stavanger, Ålesund and so on. In the mountain areas there are mountain huts in areas like Jotunheimen or Rondane National parks. There are also campings and camping huts for rent. Besides that there are a lot of oopportunities for freecamping following from the freedom to roam. 

Following from the freedom to roam you have the right to walk, cycle, ride, ski and camp on any land with the exception of private gardens, near a dwelling house or land under cultivation. 

This freedom to roam means that you are allowed to freecamp for the maximum of two nights. Y If you are unsure of how close to camp a residence - ask the landowner before! 


Of course you shall bring all your rubbish with you (including toilet paper). 

You can read more about the right of public access in Sweden here.

Typical for the fjord region are fjord hotels, often white wooden buildings with a setting close to the fjords.