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Åndalsnes Cruise Port


Åndalsnes is idyllically located in the valley of Romsdal, by the mouth of the river Rauma. The small town is surrounded by high mountains and offers stunning scenery. Cruise ships dock in the town center, perfect for a great variety of exceptional shore excursions as well as independent exploration.

Attractions & Excursions

Trollstigen & Trollveggen
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Trollstigen & Trollveggen

An exceptional driving experience along a route steeped in tradition, through scenery with deep fjords and lush valleys. Trollstigen is one of the National Tourist Routes in Norway. The Trollstigen road leads down a series of narrow hairpin bends to the valley below, where we can see the dramatic mountain peaks of Trollveggen. In some places the road is cut into the mountain, while other parts are built on top of stone walls.
The Rauma Railway
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The Rauma Railway

One of the most exciting railways in the world, built in 1924. The Rauma Railway is a must see when visiting Åndalsnes. Lonely Planet named it “the most scenic rail journey in Europe”. On its journey, the train passes several waterfalls, the salmon river Rauma, and spectacular peaks rising above the Romsdal valley, including Trollveggen. On the way to Bjorli the train passes 32 bridges, including famous Kylling Bridge. The change in altitude is 574 m.
The Golden Route to Geiranger
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The Golden Route to Geiranger

Visit 3 famous sights in one tour. Trollstigen road, Trollveggen and the UNESCO World Heritage listed Geirangerfjord. This tour is packed with highlights! Several amazing stops along the way, including the Gudbrandsjuvet ravine, the Eagle road and lush villages along the route.
Norsk Tindesenter
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Norsk Tindesenter

Norsk Tindesenter is a modern experiencecentre of the Norwegian climbing and mountaineering history, based in the heart of Åndalsnes. You will find modern and interactive exhibits about the Norwegian climbing and mountaineering history from the first ascent of Romsdalshorn in 1828 up until today. The exhibit has several interactive stations, educational videos, historical pictures as well as fun activites to try. The center has one of the countries highest and most modern indoor climbinghalls.
Rødven Stave Church
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Rødven Stave Church

Visit one of the oldest stave churches in Norway. Rødven Stave Church dates back to the 13th century and is one of few remaining stave churches in Norway. Rødven Stave Church was heavily rebuilt the 17th century. After the visit at the Stave Church, we go for a home visit to Rosvang Gaard. Coffee/tea and cakes is served while Albert and Otto tells you about life in Norway. Have a look around the house and enjoy a nice encounter with the sheep on the farm, before traveling back to Åndalsnes.
Bøstølen Summer Farm
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Bøstølen Summer Farm

In wonderful surroundings we invite you to join the mountain farm life, taste freshmade butter and sour crème, listen to cowbells and birds, and taste traditional Norwegian food. Visitors are invited on a journey through mountain farming on Bøstølen over the years and to hear about life on the farm, see how production takes place, pet the animals and participate in the cowshed.

Port Facilities

ISPS approved Yes
Designated quays for cruise ships Yes
Pilot Channel : 12-16
Tidal movement 1.8-2.0 M
Ship tenders allowed Yes
Ships stay minimum/maximum No limitations
Maximum number of ships per day in port 1 ship alongside - Several anchorage.
Maximum number of passengers per day in port No limitation
Environmental limitations/restrictions

Maximum Ship Dimensions

Length Tindekaia pier max 330 m
Draft 10 m Depth: 8,5-10,5 m
Air draft No bridge
Beam None


Available Yes
Pontoons No
Tugboat Not compulsory. 2,5 hours from Aukra to Åndalsnes

Port Services

Bunkers Truck and bulkship/tankship
Supplies Truck
Waste handling Truck with container
Fresh water Yes
Waste water method Truck. Black/Grey water NO
Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway's quality guidelines? Yes


Port of Molde and Åndalsnes

Phone +47 71 19 16 20
Contact person Jorid Søvik
Phone +47 464 18 688
Mailing Address Hamnegata 8, NO-6413 Molde
Visiting Address Hamnegata 8, NO-6413 Molde
Port control
Phone +47 932 31 470
VHF 12-16
Charts Åndalsnes 33, 34, 434
Emergency channel (VHF) Channel : 16
Medical Emergency Phone 113
Pilot channel (VHF) Channel : 12-16
Distance to nearest pilot station 65 M MIL

Public information

Buses Cruise pier within walking distance of town centre
Taxi Yes
Shopping Yes 200 M
Tax refund Contact ship
Emergency Medical centre in Åndalsnes. Nearest hospital is in Molde, 1 hour
Distances - airport Molde Airport Aarø, 1 hour
Distance to city centre 100 M

Tourist information Åndalsnes

Mailing Address Åndalsnes Skysstasjon, NO-6300 Åndalsnes
Visiting Address Åndalsnes Skysstasjon, NO-6300 Åndalsnes
Phone + 47 71 22 16 22
Contact person
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