Andalsnes, Norway - Norway, Fjords & Baltic Cruises

Near this idyllic town, gaze up at the ‘Troll Wall’, whose immense grassy cliffs form the highest vertical mountain face in Europe. Or make an ascent of the ‘Troll Ladder’, a road whose hairpin bends zig-zag up a steep mountainside and reveal spectacular valley views close to the thundering Stigfossen Waterfall.

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Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Scenic Rauma Railway

    Enjoy a scenic journey through a landscape of lush valleys, jagged mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls and flowing rivers.

    Scenic Rauma Railway

    Embark on a panoramic train journey full of sights and dramatic scenery. The railway follows the Rauma River, where you can enjoy views of Mount Romsdalshorn, the Trolltindane and the ‘Troll Wall’. The Rauma River descends from the Lesjaskog Lake and forms many attractive waterfalls along the way. Crossing over the Kylling Bridge there is a dramatic view of the foaming river down in the canyon. This bridge is an impressive work of engineering, only natural stone is used, with each piece fitting together perfectly.

    At Bjorli Station your mode of transport changes. A coach drive will take you through what is considered to be one of Norway’s most beautiful valleys, with impressive peaks rising straight up from the valley floor. A photograph stop is made at the Slettafossen Waterfall viewpoint and the ‘Troll Wall’, the highest vertical and overhanging wall in Europe.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There are three steep steps to embark the train. Foldable wheelchairs can be stored on board. Depending on the train schedule it is possible that there could be a wait of up to 45 minutes at Bjorli Station before boarding your transport. The train journey is a scheduled service on a one-track railway line, delays may occur if the train has to wait for an on-coming train to pass. There are basic toilet facilities on the train and on the platform. The journey involves several tunnels.

    Tour code

    AND_004

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Trollstigheimen Scenic Drive

    Enjoy a leisurely scenic drive through lush valleys and dramatic mountains, past rivers and waterfalls to Trollstigheimen.

    Trollstigheimen Scenic Drive

    Setting off from the beautifully situated village of Åndalsnes, you’ll head along the Rauma River as mountains rise up dramatically on both sides. Mount Romsdalshorn, at 5,000 feet is on one side, with Trolltindane opposite at 5,100 feet on the other. You’ll drive close to the famous ‘Troll Wall’ with its vertical, overhanging wall.

    Crossing the Sogge Bridge, you’ll approach the Isterdal Valley, surrounded by impressive mountains with majestic names, such as The King, The Queen and The Bishop. Further up the valley, reach the Trollstig Road (Path of the Trolls), which winds and climbs in a series of 11 hairpin bends to reach the top of the Trollstig Road. A photography stop will be made in the valley to admire the lovely, cascading 590 foot Stigfoss Waterfall, before heading up the pass to Trollstigheimen. From here you’ll be able to enjoy magnificent views over the wild, unspoilt mountains and the Isterdal Valley.

    Refreshments of coffee, tea and cakes will be served during the journey.


    This excursion will operate by coach. The sights and scenery are seen from the comfort of your coach. There is an optional walk of 138 steps to an additional viewpoint located by the Trollstigheimen Mountain Lodge.

    Tour code

    AND_001

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Land of the Trolls

    The only way to enjoy the real beauty of the Norwegian scenery is to sit back, relax and 'watch the world go by'.

    Land of the Trolls

    This spectacular scenic drive takes you along the Romsdalsfjord, turning into the Innfjord. The road follows the shoreline through several villages to Tresfjord, where there’ll be a photograph stop before leaving the fjord and continuing up the Skorge Valley to Ørskogfjellet mountain plateau. Descend to the Storfjord and across a mountain pass to the Norddalsfjord and the village of Valldal. There will be a photograph stop at the magnificent Gudbrand Gorge, with its foaming waterfall deep below.

    Enter the mountain world as you arrive at Trollstigheimen. Soon after, descend the famous Trollstig Road via a series of 11 hairpin bends to the valley below. From here, you’ll arrive in the small fertile agricultural plain around Åndalsnes. On your return drive, a short detour is made up to the ‘Troll Wall’ the highest perpendicular mountain wall in Europe.

    During the tour enjoy a Norwegian buffet luncheon, featuring both hot and cold dishes and including a choice of a low-alcohol beer or soft drink.



    This excursion will operate by coach. There is an optional walk to the viewpoint at Trollstigheimen, which includes approximately 138 steps. Please remember to carry local currency (Norwegian Kroner) for any additional purchases. This tour involves several tunnels. This tour also operates from the port of Alesund.

    Tour code

    AND_005

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    7 hours

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