Explore Åndalsnes and the Rauma railway (from Ålesund)

Ålesund-Åndalsnes-Bjorli-(Dombås)
Tickets for this trip must be bought on sj.no or in the SJ Nord app, or on entur.no or in the Entur app. The apps can be downloaded from App Store or Google Play.

The description below provides information about some of the possibilities for combined bus/train trips.

Combining a bus trip from Ålesund to Åndalsnes with a train ride on the Rauma railway gives you a unique travel experience.

From Ålesund, the trip goes over the rugged Ørskogfjellet to Vestnes, over the spectacular Tresfjord bridge and then along the Romsdalsfjord to Åndalsnes. During the trip, you can enjoy the view of beautiful and varied nature and charming small communities.

Åndalsnes is a nice little town with a majestic location between the fjord and the mountains. In this area you have the opportunity to explore all kinds of nature activities, from SUP paddling on the river to hikes on all levels, via ferrata, or a gondola trip to the top of the mountain Nesaksla – where the views are just spectacular! If you have time, you may visit “Rampestreken”, the famous viewpoint. At The Norwegian Mountaineering Centre (Norsk Tindesenter) you may learn more about the proud mountaineering traditions of the Rauma community.

The Rauma railway is one of the most spectacular railway rides in Norway. The train ride goes through the beautiful Romsdalen valley and you pass some of Norway’s most picturesque mountain formations, the winding Rauma river and the famous Kylling bridge.

You can take a bus to/from Ålesund that arrives just before the train departure or departs just after the train arrival, but you can also choose to take a bus from or to Ålesund the allows you to spend some time at Åndalsnes.

The table below shows the train times to/from Åndalsnes and the buses that correspond directly with the trains. For more bus times to/from Åndalsnes, do a search on sj.no or in the SJ Nord app, or on the web site for FRAM, the local bus providers (frammr.no). 

The times marked yellow in the table below, shows examples of how you can do a trip from Ålesund via Åndalsnes to Bjorli and back to Åndalsnes and Ålesund the same day.

You may also take the train to or from Dombås, for connections with trains to/from Trondheim and Oslo.

 

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Voice of Norway uses the GPS technology in your phone to give location-based information for your trip. The information is presented through sound, pictures, text and links.

Download the Voice of Norway app from App Store or Google Play. Åpne appen, Velg Providers and FRAM, and download the guide Ålesund - Åndalsnes (one way) for the bus journey between Molde and Åndalsnes. There is also a guide for Romsdalen which provides information about this magnificent area. To find this guide, choose Providers and Voice of Norway and the guide Romsdalen.

Voice of Norway is a third party product. Any inquiries regarding the guide must be directed to the provider (support@voiceofnorway.no).

 

About our trips

This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.)

Tours are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the tour is bookable.



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