Åndalsnes Sightseeing & Romsdalen Highlights
okt. 21, 2018 - april 30, 2019
On this adventourous journey you will start with a sightseeing tour around Åndalsnes town. On your way up the Romsdalen valley you get close to some of Norway's most famous mountains; Mt Romsdalshorn, Mt Mannen and the Trollveggen massive. You will step outside the bus by the foot of Trollveggen to take pictures. The drive up the valley is a beautiful journey between towering mountain peaks, through a dramatic landscape. As you approach Bjorli, the scenery changes, and suddenly you are in a high mountain terrain.
In Bjorli we will visit a local barn with lot's of history in the wall, and taste some samples of local specialities. Just feel the real atmosphere in this charming mountain village of Bjorli. During the ski season you can go by the chair lift to the top of the mountain and enjoy a fantastic view from the top of the ski slopes.
Included in the ticket:
- "Trollfolk - the movie" This is a 15 minutes adventurous film about Romsdalen. The film starts at 11:00 am inside Norwegian Mountaineering Center. Meet up 5-10 minutes before the film show at 11:00.
- Explore Åndalsnes and the Romsdalen Valley
This is a journey through the changing landscape from the fjord to the mountain village Bjorli.
- Explore Bjorli
Get a "taste of Bjorli" in the charming, local barn "OiiOii" in Bjorli. You get some tasty samples of local specialities.
An additional activity in the skiing season: Go for a ride in the open chair lift "the Bjorli Express", to the top of the ski slopes. This activity is only doable if the weather conditions are good enough. The ride takes 20 minutes, and you should dress warm for this activity!
- Photostop at Trollveggen, Europe's highest vertical mountain cliff.
Bus back to Åndalsnes and the ship.
The mountain village Bjorli is situated at the border of Reinheimen National Park, 574 metres above sea. It stretches from Trollveggen in north and covers a huge area, including Romsdalen valley and the mountains south of Dombås. Reinheimen National Park is one of Norway’s newest national parks. It was established because of its rich animal life, and a growing need to take care of the wild animals' living conditions and flora. It is the home of the last habitats of wild reindeers in Europe. All five predators; lynx, wolverines, bears, wolves and eagles naturally belongs here. Bjorli attracts nature lovers and adventure seekers all year round. In autumn this is a popular area for hiking, fishing and hunting. In winter Bjorli is a popular ski resort, attracting ski enthusiasts from the whole region. Especially weekends can be busy, with many families having fun in the ski slopes, Bjorli ski resort offers slopes and parks with a great variety of difficulty levels. Bjorli is known for being the most snow-sure ski destionation in Norway.
Duration: Approximately 4,5 hours. From 11 am to 15.15 pm.
Price: 600 NOK.
Where to buy tickets: Tickets can be purchased online on this web page. You can also buy the tickets in our office inside the train station building before departure.
Meet up: Inside Norwegian Mountaineering Center. The film starts at 11:00, so please meet up a little before that.
Bus departure: Bus departs at 11.30 am, from Åndalsnes train station. This is only 20 meters to walk from the Norwegian Mountaineering Center, so you'll find the bus outside the building after the film.
Rated: Easy – This is a tour for all ages, and with very short distances to walk from the bus. However there are no facilities for disabled. In Bjorli the ground is covered with snow in winter, and it can be difficult for people with limited mobility to move around.
Climate: It can be windy, minus degrees and snow from late October to the end of April. Coldest period is from December to March.
Remember to bring: Wool underwear is preferable, warm outdoor clothing, headwear and gloves for your own comfort, especially if you want to go with the ski lift to the top. Good warm shoes and wooly socks are recommended.
How to buy excursion tickets
You can buy the tickets online here. Please pick up your ticket in Romsdal Booking's office when you arrive in Åndalsnes. Romsdal Booking's office is located in the train station building, next to the port of Åndalsnes. Only 150 metres from the ship. Easy to find.
You can also buy tickets at Romsdal Booking's office when you are in port of Åndalsnes. But do not wait too long, this excursion is popular, and has limited seats. Romsdal Booking is open from 08.30 in the morning.
Welcome to Åndalsnes and the winter wonderland Bjorli!