The Fjord Route is the name of a footpath on the very roof
of Fjord Norway. It lies near Kristiansund and was officially opened in 2009.
Photo: Kristiansund og Nordmøre Turistforening
The route consists of nine cabins, most of which five are
newly built and four are old summer pasture buildings. The whole route consists
of 190 km of marked footpath, but it can easily be divided up into shorter
trips. Many of the cabins can be accessed easily by a short walk from a nearby
road, and there is also car or bus access. This is the only marked footpath
that starts at an airport (Kristiansund), which has good connections to Oslo,
Bergen and Stavanger.
What makes the route so unique is the varied terrain, with
paths passing rows of peaks along the coast, then leading into the fjords,
before rising into the inland mountains. There is even a ferry trip on the
route. Hikers will experience great contrasts and magnificent views of the
ocean and the mountains. You can borrow a rowing boat and try your hand at sea
fishing from one of the shoreside cabins. In the vicinity there are attractions
like the Atlantic Road, Trolstigen, Geiranger fjord and the towns of
Kristiansund, Trondheim, Molde and Ålesund.
This is a must for hikers looking for a new and different
experience of Fjord Norway!