Surrounded by the incredible mountains of the Romsdalsfjord, Åndalsnes is often referred to as The Alp town by the fjord. Situated at the mouth of the Rauma River, Åndalsnes in one of the most beautiful areas of scenic Norway. The town is a natural start point for forest walks in the hilly terrain and short hikes to magnificent viewpoints.
With all its natural attractions –this beautiful destination is one of Norway’s most popular locations for sightseers. This 'Mountaineering Capital' is a mecca for hikers, and the Trollveggen (The Troll Wall) – the tallest vertical rock face in Europe – is an appealing challenge for many climbers. Many visitors, who wish to enjoy the sights of Åndalsnes without the effort, can take the Rauma Railway into the mountains to discover amazing views.
This iconic railway that runs between Andalsnes and Dombas, offers passengers an opportunity to experience some of the most spectacular views in the whole of Norway. Stretching for 114 kilometres (71 miles), the railway, which was featured in the blockbuster film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, journeys through some of Norway’s most spectacular scenery including, the Trollveggen Cliff, Romsdalen Valley and Rauma River.
Atlantic Ocean Road
A unique stretch of road which takes you right out to the ocean’s edge. In 2005, the road was voted Norway’s Engineering Feat of the Century. The drive is known to be the world’s most beautiful drives. It connects Averøy with the mainland via a series of small islands and islets spanned by eight bridges over 8274 metres. The Atlantic Road has National Tourist Route status and the entire stretch between Bud and Kristiansund is one continuous experience packed with coastal scenery, culture and history.