Once you found yourself thinking a great deal of Vengedalen and Isefjord area in More og Romsdal, this post will give you a better picture where you should go either in terms of photography and camping options and also give you better awarenes of dos and don’ts there. The whole Vengedalen is carefully secluded from the city life of Åndalsnes providing peace and quiet for hikers and photographers who indulge themselves in spending time in no people areas. Litlejellet and Romsdalhornet are regarded as the most spectacular holiday desinationin this location although it does not mean that you should not follow any rules in this nature sanctuary.
lets’s get started with camping. Honestly a nice camping site appears to be located in a close proximity to lake called Venjesdalsvatnet. You will pass it by on your way to Lilefejeltt. Spending your holiday there you can hike through Romsdalseggen ridge and nearby ridges too giving a breathtaking view of Andalsnes fjord or even Molde. If you are lazy photographer or hiker you can indulge yourself spending time near Vangsdalhytta or even sleep there. Not so fara way from Vengedalen parkinng there is a bus stop, too. Remember that bus runs from July 1st until September 30th.
Before you take the decision on hiking across Romsdalseggen ridge in Vengedalen, check for the weather forecast reports in case of dense fog, low clouds, strong wind in combination with rain, low temperature. If the weather forecast says thunderstorms and severe frost choose another day for hiking Romsdalseggen! Frost is particulary unbearable factor for photographers. I remember taking long exposure shots at night in -23 when even a thermal foil streched all over my legs did not do a trick to warm me up. Another warning can have something to do with an asphalt road running to Vengedalen. It appears to be very trechrous and slippery for drivers as the car can easily skid off the road. Needless to say, an unbearable fog can close you in your tent for whole days as the visibility can be very low. Previously recomended wather service www.yr.no seems to be the thing you can fully rely on.
Addicted to a stable Internet connection? Anymore as this area of Vengedalen is undoubtedly perfect for fully off-grid photography tour giving you a chance for trying out a digital detox holiday. I consistently had got a very precarious connection when camping there. Only ascending up Litlefjellet may give a chance to stay in touch with my friends via phone as the connection there is relatively satisfying. Needless to say, make sure your phone is fully charged – in the event of an emergency call 112. Solar power banks can do a trick here. The same goes with batteries for your camera gear. Take 4 -5 spare DSLR accumulators otherwise the off-grid holiday there will obviously hamper your long exposure dreams, too. As for the seemingly easy hiking trails, locals say:
Litlefjellet is a cute mountain vistited by chldren too. The place overlooking the giants of the area but with a reckless approach you can lost your life in a matter of seconds falling down from the virtually vertical wall.
The last remark is that the whole Vengedales is shops free. The nearest shop is located in Isefjorden. Make sure if your food supplied do not run out as drinking straight out of the stream water all the time is not the most nutritious to replenish your nutrients. To my mind, the place is absolutely kick-ass one in terms of mountain ridges, waterfalls and wildlife although the above-mentioned rules should be fully respected for avoiding some undesirable surprises.