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The Rauma Railway

NSB Raumabanen, Andalsnes NO-6300, Norway
815 00 888
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Andalsnes
Type: Other
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Went By Coach from Andalsnes to Bjorli stopping at the Troll wall visitors centre, Slettafossen and then following the Rauma river. We then boarded the train which follows the river down into the valley and at its wildest point near the Kylling Bridge Waterfall back through the mountains seeing the breathtaking Vermafossen falls 381 Metres high breath taking scenery. The... More

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Stratford on Avon Warks
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22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We cruised for 2 weeks to the Northern Cape and one of our best excursions was to the Rauma Railway. This is viewed by many as being better than the famous Flam Railway and I would agree. We booked directly at the rail booking office which mean not only was it cheaper than the cruise excursion but we were able... More

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We visited in May. We had a combined coach and train trip from Andalsnes to Bjorli. Sitting on the right hand side of the coach travelling up the valley we had brilliant views of the Troll wall and Rauma river. Two stops (one at the Troll wall visitor centre and one at the Slettafossen) gave us chance to take photos.... More

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Paris, France
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This little train's voyage from Andalsnes takes it through some of the most breathtaking scenery I've ever admired. It goes from the depth of the fjord valley, to great heights, over rivers, bridges, and awesome views of mountains, rocks, and lively cascades. Pure joy.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The Flam Railway seems to get most of the publicity when it comes to Norway's trains but the Rauma railway is every bit as good and, in ways better. We rode this route from Andalsnes to Dombas, connecting there to the Trodheim train, in late August. The train was much less touristy than the Flam line. Along the route there... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I did the The Flam Railway and in comparison i think The Rauma Railway surpasses the latter. The views are magical. The line goes from top to bottom (if you depart from Dombås) and the views are specially stunning when you are at the steep of the montain looking to the valley and enjoying the small bridges in which you... More

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Wirksworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Took a trip on the railway as part of a cruise trip with P&O. Well worth every penny - wish we had time to go further!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We took a coach trip up the valley and then returned by train. Having a personal dislike of coaches, which I find claustrophobic, it was a pleasure to get onto the train. We had a very enjoyable journey down the valley which was enhanced by the unobtrusive commentary (in English). The train even slowed at specific points so that we... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We travelled in the depths of winter on our way to see the Northern Lights. An absolutely stunning journey from Aldasnes to Bjorli. The mountain views were incredible. A very efficient train, very clean and comfortable.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We took a coach from Andalsnes up to the starting point for the Rauma Railway and travelled back down to Andalsnes on the train. The big, big, big problem with this train is the amount of people on it. It would've been spectacular (the scenery, you cannot fault at all) if the train hadn't been absolutely jammed packed to the... More

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