Åndalsnes Town Walk and Romsdal Gondola

Explore the highlights of Åndalsnes, a small town at the head of the Romsdalsfjord, surrounded by soaring mountains and known for its dramatic history.

  • Enjoy a walking tour of this quaint town, with a visit to the world’s only Train Chapel 
  • Ride to 2,320ft (708 metres) above sea level in Norway’s first gondola built on sustainable principles 
  • Soak up the breathtaking panoramic views across the majestic peaks of the Romsdal Mountains 
  • Explore the top of the mountain on a guided walk and visit the mountaintop restaurant 
  • Season

    Autumn, Spring, Summer (1 May - 30 September)

  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

  • Duration

    2 hours 30 minutes

  • Min. passengers

    15

  • Max. passengers

    60

  • Booking code

    HRI-AND2A

  • From

    224 €

Our tour starts as soon as you step on to the pier, where we’ll meet our local guide and begin our journey through the town’s key landmarks. One of the highlights is the remarkable Train Chapel, a decommissioned state railway carriage that was converted into a small chapel in 2003. This is the first of its kind Norway, if not the world.  

After our walking tour, we’ll head to the Romsdal Gondola – Norway's longest and most sustainable cable car. It takes only 5 minutes for the gondola to cover the 5,510ft (1,679 metres) from fjord to the peaks of the Romsdal Mountains, but it’ll feel like we’re journeying into another world. The views along the way and from the top are spectacular.  

On the mountaintop, at 2,320ft (708 metres) above sea level, we’ll scan the 360-degree views to see the unforgettable outline of Romsdalshorn (one of Norway’s most famous peaks), the pinnacle of Vengetindene, Åndalsnes town centre, and the surrounding lush valleys. It’s obvious why Åndalsnes is Norway’s mountaineering capital!  

Then, we’ll explore the mountaintop on a 30-minute/1,640-ft (500-metre) guided walk and find out how the tough climate shapes the day-to-day lives of those who live here.  

Before we catch the gondola back down, it’s time for a locally brewed coffee and sweet treat at Eggen Restaurant, on the mountain next to the Romsdalen Gondola station.  

Practical information 

  • Languages: English and Norwegian  
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes, but note that the accessible route is slightly shorter on the mountain.