Cruising to Andalsnes, Norway

Andalsnes tourist information.

Andalsnes, NorwayAndalsnes is a town at the mouth of Romsdal valley in the western county Møre og Romsdal. At the end of the splendid Rauma train line this small town of Norway welcomes the cruise passengers every year since 1883. The small town itself is merely a village, but the valley and surrounding mountains and fjords are among the greatest in Norway.

The Alp town by the fjord

Andalsnes is the Gateway to one of Norway’s wildest and most beautiful and unspoiled regions. On your visit here you’ll experience something completely genuin. Surrounded by tall mountains and situated on the Romsdalsfjord, Åndalsnes is often referred to as “The Alp town by the fjord“.

The fjord town Åndalsnes is a great starting point for activities and excursions, from forest walks in the hilly terrain to short, steep walks to magnificent viewpoints. This city vaunts an exquisite setting with the snowed peaks behind and the Romsdalsfjord in front. It is also a great starting point for long mountain walks with views of the Romsdalsfjella mountain.

Rauma train line

A trip on Rauma Railway is a unique opportunity to experience one of the most spectacular scenic areas in Norway. Rauma Railway goes between Åndalsnes and Dombås with four daily departures all year, and the trip takes 1 hour and 40 minutes. Once aboard the train, just sit back and gaze out of the train’s large windows and enjoy the journey through contrasting, wild and magnificent scenery. From your seat you can admire well-known attractions such as the Kyllingbru bridge, the Trollveggen cliff, the fantastic Rauma river and the Romsdalen valley.

Romsdalen Valley

The beautiful, emerald-green river Rauma will follow you right outside the train window for much of your trip. The river’s character is constantly shifting – one moment flowing gently past small beaches of white sand before transforming into a wild torrent, cascading down rapids at breakneck speed. This is probably Norway’s most beautiful and wildest stretch of railway.

Rauma Rock Festival

Andalsnes host one of the largest Rock Festivals in Norway, it is an annual event normally in August. There are always a good mix of local, national and international artist at the program. It is also the big party event at Åndalsnes.

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