Åndalsnes

 

Åndalsnes is a town and is the administration center for Rauma municipality in Møre og Romsdal. The city has 2,428 inhabitants as of 1 January 2020. The postal address is 6300 Åndalsnes. The center is located on a large sandbank on the right (eastern) side of Rauma's outlet.

The town is located at the bottom of Romsdalen, at the mouth of the river Rauma in Romsdalsfjorden. At Åndalsnes, Romsdalsfjorden crosses Isfjorden. The city is surrounded by high mountains of up to 1800 m, with Trolltindan, Vengetindan and Romsdalshornet as the most prominent.

Åndalsnes has significant tourist traffic and has a cruise port with around 30 annual calls. The place is a center for mountain sports in Norway and is marketed by the municipality as "Norway's peak capital". In July every year, the Norwegian Mountain Festival is held. As well as several music festivals including Trollblues and RaumaRock.

There are three schools at Åndalsnes, Rauma upper secondary school, Åndalsnes primary school and Åndalsnes secondary school.

Rauma culture house was inaugurated on 14 September 2007. There is a cinema hall, library, performance hall and rehearsal rooms.

The Norwegian peak center opened in 2016 in the center of Åndalsnes and mediates the development of the peak sport. Norwegian Peak Museum based on Arne Randers Hein's collections opened in 1991.