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Åndalsnes

Åndalsnes

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From Åndalsnes: Roundtrip Gondola Tickets

1. From Åndalsnes: Roundtrip Gondola Tickets

Take a shortcut to the fantastic fjord and enjoy panoramic mountain views from the Romsdalsgondolen. Book a one-way ticket from the top or bottom, or a round-trip starting from either the top or bottom. Take in the vistas and opt to eat at the mountaintop restaurant or go on a hike. An electric cable car, Norway's first gondola built on principles of sustainability, takes you 1,679 meters from the fjord up to the mountain Nesaksla (700 meters above sea level), located right above the town of Åndalsnes. The journey up is approximately 10 minutes long. Enjoy a 360-degree view overlooking the famous Romsdalen mountains including the impressive Mt. Romsdalshorn, Mt. Vengetindene, the town center, lush valleys, and the emerald green river Rauma. In the Eggen Restaurant at the top, sit for a meal while admiring the stunning views. Explore the area along short, easy paths on the mountain top to the different viewpoints.

Åndalsnes: Trollstigen Viewpoint Bus Tour with a Local Guide

2. Åndalsnes: Trollstigen Viewpoint Bus Tour with a Local Guide

This tour starts from the city center of Åndalsnes where you will be picked up by bus. Along the way to Trollstigen, our guide will give you the most interesting stories from the area, both historic events as well as more current situations, such as the big avalanche on top of Trollstigen during the Easter week last year. When on the bus, you have every possibility to just enjoy the view while listening to the guide. On top of Trollstigen, you have almost 1 hour at your own disposal. This will give you the time to walk to the viewpoint, buy something at the kiosk and/or gift shop, or maybe you would like to take a short walk through the beautiful mountain landscape? Afterwards, the bus will descend the curvy Trollstigen road again and drive back Åndalsnes.

Åndalsnes - Trollstigen & Trollwall Audio Guide Bus Tour

3. Åndalsnes - Trollstigen & Trollwall Audio Guide Bus Tour

This 3-hours audio guide tour will start right next to the harbor. Leaving the center and entering the beautiful Rauma Valley, along the Rauma River filled with salmon and the impressive mountains on both sides, our journey takes us to the first photo stop at the Trollwall. After getting our first impressions of the imposing mountain scenery, we will continue towards Trollstigen. We will cross over the "Sogge Bridge" into the beautiful Isterdal Valley, where the spectacular "Trollstigen" serpentine road begins. Our coach driver will take us up 11 hairpin bends to the plateau, where we will have the next photo stop. From a spectacular lookout, we can see the entire scenery of this impressive mountain road, including the surrounding peaks and the wild Stigfossen waterfall. After a definitely unforgettable time on the top of Trollstigen, the route descends back down to Åndalnes. Let's relax and listen to our audio guide who will tell us about the history of Trollstigen and Åndalsnes on our way back to the harbor.

The Golden Train on Rauma Railway in Romsdalen

4. The Golden Train on Rauma Railway in Romsdalen

Experience the spectacular history of the Gold Transport and enjoy the majestic scenery of high peaks and jagged rock faces with Trollveggen, the engineering masterpiece Kylling bridge and the impressive Verma waterfalls as some of the main attractions on the journey. The Golden Train will take you to highlights such as the Troll Wall, the Verma Waterfall and the Kylling Bridge, the most photographed railway bridge in Norway. With a total of 32 bridges to cross, each moment promises unparalleled views and unforgettable memories! The journey starts at Åndalsnes station, where you will be welcomed on board by our train hosts. The first part of the journey by train to Bjorli takes about 1 hour. Apart from the visual feast of Norway’s stunning nature during the train ride, you will be served with unique stories about the ones who have struggled and lived amongst sharp peaks, fed on the river, and climbed the mountains and you'll get to dive into the historical events of the Second World War, the roots of “the Golden Train”. With your own mobile phone and headphones, you can download our audio guide in your preferred language and follow the historical events along the way. Moving at a slow pace will allow you the opportunity to capture stunning photographs of the breathtaking natural scenery passing by from the comfort of your window seat. You will get a short break at our final stop at Bjorli train station. Here you can disembark the train and take in the serene beauty of the surrounding nature outside. After a short break, hop back on and continue your incredible journey, as the train is making its way back to Åndalsnes. Hop on board and let’s explore the wonders of the Golden Train together.

Åndalsnes: Gondola and Guided Mountain Walk

5. Åndalsnes: Gondola and Guided Mountain Walk

A guide will take you up with the gondola and take you on a hike around the top of the mountain. You will be walking on a prepared gravel path, and will be offered a good mix of stories from the region, ranging from 1800-history to current events. If you are lucky you might learn about a few secret, secluded spots where you can find inner peace among majestic mountains. This guided activity includes a return gondola ticket. The Romsdalen Gondola is this years' experience, a shortcut to the fantastic fjord and mountain views of Romsdalen. It takes you 708 height meters from the fjord and up to the mountain Nesaksla, located right above the town of Åndalsnes, surrounded by the famous Romsdalen mountains. The gondola ride is approx. 5 min long. Ready to broaden your knowledge on the Romsdalen region?

Åndalsnes - Meet the Trolls

6. Åndalsnes - Meet the Trolls

The excursion starts in the center of Åndalsnes, from there we will drive along the Salmon River Rauma with mountains rising dramatically on both sides before we will come to Europe’s tallest vertical rock face, the Troll Wall (Trollveggen). Don’t forget to look behind you, because there we will find the famous Romsdalshorn (1,524 meters). After a photo stop of approximately 15 minutes, the drive continues along the Rauma River. The real Troll-adventure begins when crossing the Sogge Bridge: we will approach the Isterdal Valley, surrounded by majestic mountains with names like The King, The Queen and The Bishop. The bus will take us all the way up Trollstigen (Troll Road), a road opened in 1936 with 11-hairpin bends. Every bend has its own name, we can find them on the signs placed in every curve. From the bottom of the valley, and on our way up to the Trollstigen Plateau, we can admire the beautiful waterfall Stigfossen with a vertical drop of 180 meters. Upon reaching the summit of Trollstigen, we'll take an extended break to soak in the breathtaking vistas of the rugged mountains and the panoramic view of the Trollstigen Road, before descending back down the scenic route.

Åndalsnes: Guided Bus Tour to Troll Wall

7. Åndalsnes: Guided Bus Tour to Troll Wall

This tour starts from the city center of Åndalsnes where you will be picked up by bus. On board the bus, your guide will tell you stories about its legends, trolls and the first of many attempts of ascending the Troll Wall, as well as interesting facts about the surrounding area, its geographic and history. The Troll Wall is a part of a mighty mountain massif, the Troll Peaks, towering up high above the Romsdalen valley. This tour will take you through this spectacular valley with the Troll Wall Visitor Center as our destination. From this point we will take a 15 minute (photo) stop for you to admire the impressive mountain range up close. After this short break, the guided bus tour will continue its way back to the town centre of Åndalsnes.

From Åndalsnes: Yoga on Nesaksla Mountain and Gondola Ticket

8. From Åndalsnes: Yoga on Nesaksla Mountain and Gondola Ticket

Romsdalen Gondola and yoga at Eggen Restaurant. A local yoga teacher meets you at the Romsdal gondola and together you take the 5-minute gondola ride to the top of Nesaksla and Eggen Restaurant. Here you get some time to look around and find peace before the yoga class starts. Our certified yoga teacher will take you to an hour of hatha, vinyasa or yin yoga, with a view of the finest mountains. Take care of your body and mind with yoga in very special surroundings. We always end with a good relaxation. No prior knowledge is required, the class is suitable for everyone. After the class, the kitchen has prepared a delicious healthy and nutritious smoothie (vegan). There are also opportunities to take a mountain hike and/or enjoy a meal at Eggen Restaurant. The gondola runs every full and half hour, so you can get back down whenever it suits you.

Our most recommended things to do in Åndalsnes

From Åndalsnes: Roundtrip Gondola Tickets

From Åndalsnes: Roundtrip Gondola Tickets

Take a shortcut to the fantastic fjord and enjoy panoramic mountain views from the Romsdalsgondolen. Book a one-way ticket from the top or bottom, or a round-trip starting from either the top or bottom. Take in the vistas and opt to eat at the mountaintop restaurant or go on a hike. An electric cable car, Norway's first gondola built on principles of sustainability, takes you 1,679 meters from the fjord up to the mountain Nesaksla (700 meters above sea level), located right above the town of Åndalsnes. The journey up is approximately 10 minutes long. Enjoy a 360-degree view overlooking the famous Romsdalen mountains including the impressive Mt. Romsdalshorn, Mt. Vengetindene, the town center, lush valleys, and the emerald green river Rauma. In the Eggen Restaurant at the top, sit for a meal while admiring the stunning views. Explore the area along short, easy paths on the mountain top to the different viewpoints.

Åndalsnes: Trollstigen Viewpoint Bus Tour with a Local Guide

Åndalsnes: Trollstigen Viewpoint Bus Tour with a Local Guide

This tour starts from the city center of Åndalsnes where you will be picked up by bus. Along the way to Trollstigen, our guide will give you the most interesting stories from the area, both historic events as well as more current situations, such as the big avalanche on top of Trollstigen during the Easter week last year. When on the bus, you have every possibility to just enjoy the view while listening to the guide. On top of Trollstigen, you have almost 1 hour at your own disposal. This will give you the time to walk to the viewpoint, buy something at the kiosk and/or gift shop, or maybe you would like to take a short walk through the beautiful mountain landscape? Afterwards, the bus will descend the curvy Trollstigen road again and drive back Åndalsnes.

Åndalsnes - Trollstigen & Trollwall Audio Guide Bus Tour

Åndalsnes - Trollstigen & Trollwall Audio Guide Bus Tour

This 3-hours audio guide tour will start right next to the harbor. Leaving the center and entering the beautiful Rauma Valley, along the Rauma River filled with salmon and the impressive mountains on both sides, our journey takes us to the first photo stop at the Trollwall. After getting our first impressions of the imposing mountain scenery, we will continue towards Trollstigen. We will cross over the "Sogge Bridge" into the beautiful Isterdal Valley, where the spectacular "Trollstigen" serpentine road begins. Our coach driver will take us up 11 hairpin bends to the plateau, where we will have the next photo stop. From a spectacular lookout, we can see the entire scenery of this impressive mountain road, including the surrounding peaks and the wild Stigfossen waterfall. After a definitely unforgettable time on the top of Trollstigen, the route descends back down to Åndalnes. Let's relax and listen to our audio guide who will tell us about the history of Trollstigen and Åndalsnes on our way back to the harbor.

The Golden Train on Rauma Railway in Romsdalen

The Golden Train on Rauma Railway in Romsdalen

Experience the spectacular history of the Gold Transport and enjoy the majestic scenery of high peaks and jagged rock faces with Trollveggen, the engineering masterpiece Kylling bridge and the impressive Verma waterfalls as some of the main attractions on the journey. The Golden Train will take you to highlights such as the Troll Wall, the Verma Waterfall and the Kylling Bridge, the most photographed railway bridge in Norway. With a total of 32 bridges to cross, each moment promises unparalleled views and unforgettable memories! The journey starts at Åndalsnes station, where you will be welcomed on board by our train hosts. The first part of the journey by train to Bjorli takes about 1 hour. Apart from the visual feast of Norway’s stunning nature during the train ride, you will be served with unique stories about the ones who have struggled and lived amongst sharp peaks, fed on the river, and climbed the mountains and you'll get to dive into the historical events of the Second World War, the roots of “the Golden Train”. With your own mobile phone and headphones, you can download our audio guide in your preferred language and follow the historical events along the way. Moving at a slow pace will allow you the opportunity to capture stunning photographs of the breathtaking natural scenery passing by from the comfort of your window seat. You will get a short break at our final stop at Bjorli train station. Here you can disembark the train and take in the serene beauty of the surrounding nature outside. After a short break, hop back on and continue your incredible journey, as the train is making its way back to Åndalsnes. Hop on board and let’s explore the wonders of the Golden Train together.

Åndalsnes: Gondola and Guided Mountain Walk

Åndalsnes: Gondola and Guided Mountain Walk

A guide will take you up with the gondola and take you on a hike around the top of the mountain. You will be walking on a prepared gravel path, and will be offered a good mix of stories from the region, ranging from 1800-history to current events. If you are lucky you might learn about a few secret, secluded spots where you can find inner peace among majestic mountains. This guided activity includes a return gondola ticket. The Romsdalen Gondola is this years' experience, a shortcut to the fantastic fjord and mountain views of Romsdalen. It takes you 708 height meters from the fjord and up to the mountain Nesaksla, located right above the town of Åndalsnes, surrounded by the famous Romsdalen mountains. The gondola ride is approx. 5 min long. Ready to broaden your knowledge on the Romsdalen region?

Åndalsnes - Meet the Trolls

Åndalsnes - Meet the Trolls

The excursion starts in the center of Åndalsnes, from there we will drive along the Salmon River Rauma with mountains rising dramatically on both sides before we will come to Europe’s tallest vertical rock face, the Troll Wall (Trollveggen). Don’t forget to look behind you, because there we will find the famous Romsdalshorn (1,524 meters). After a photo stop of approximately 15 minutes, the drive continues along the Rauma River. The real Troll-adventure begins when crossing the Sogge Bridge: we will approach the Isterdal Valley, surrounded by majestic mountains with names like The King, The Queen and The Bishop. The bus will take us all the way up Trollstigen (Troll Road), a road opened in 1936 with 11-hairpin bends. Every bend has its own name, we can find them on the signs placed in every curve. From the bottom of the valley, and on our way up to the Trollstigen Plateau, we can admire the beautiful waterfall Stigfossen with a vertical drop of 180 meters. Upon reaching the summit of Trollstigen, we'll take an extended break to soak in the breathtaking vistas of the rugged mountains and the panoramic view of the Trollstigen Road, before descending back down the scenic route.

Åndalsnes: Guided Bus Tour to Troll Wall

Åndalsnes: Guided Bus Tour to Troll Wall

This tour starts from the city center of Åndalsnes where you will be picked up by bus. On board the bus, your guide will tell you stories about its legends, trolls and the first of many attempts of ascending the Troll Wall, as well as interesting facts about the surrounding area, its geographic and history. The Troll Wall is a part of a mighty mountain massif, the Troll Peaks, towering up high above the Romsdalen valley. This tour will take you through this spectacular valley with the Troll Wall Visitor Center as our destination. From this point we will take a 15 minute (photo) stop for you to admire the impressive mountain range up close. After this short break, the guided bus tour will continue its way back to the town centre of Åndalsnes.

From Åndalsnes: Yoga on Nesaksla Mountain and Gondola Ticket

From Åndalsnes: Yoga on Nesaksla Mountain and Gondola Ticket

Romsdalen Gondola and yoga at Eggen Restaurant. A local yoga teacher meets you at the Romsdal gondola and together you take the 5-minute gondola ride to the top of Nesaksla and Eggen Restaurant. Here you get some time to look around and find peace before the yoga class starts. Our certified yoga teacher will take you to an hour of hatha, vinyasa or yin yoga, with a view of the finest mountains. Take care of your body and mind with yoga in very special surroundings. We always end with a good relaxation. No prior knowledge is required, the class is suitable for everyone. After the class, the kitchen has prepared a delicious healthy and nutritious smoothie (vegan). There are also opportunities to take a mountain hike and/or enjoy a meal at Eggen Restaurant. The gondola runs every full and half hour, so you can get back down whenever it suits you.

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