Andalsnes is a town in Rauma Municipality in More og Romsdal county, Norway. Andalsnes is also the administrative center of Rauma Municipality. The 550-acre (2.22-sq.kilometre) town has a population of 2,250, giving it a population density of 1 inhabitants per square kilometre. The village of Isfjorden is situated about 7 kilometres (4.3 miles) to the east, Veblungsnes lies to the west across Rauma River, and Innfjorden lies 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) to the southwest via European Route E136 highway.
Andalsnes has an association football club, Andalsnes IF. Grytten Church is the local church, but it is actually located across the Veblungsnes' river. In 2007 the newspaper of the town, Andalsnes Avis, had a circulation of 4,125. The harbour is named "NATO kaia" (NATO harbour), and is visited by cruise ships every year, including ms Thomson Celebration, Costa Marina, Costa Victoria, Costa Atlantica (the biggest ship currently coming to Andalsnes).
After the German WWII invasion of Norway in April 1940, the British troops landed in Andalsnes as part of a movement to take mid-Norwegian city Trondheim. The attack's northern arm was based in Namsos. The forces at Andalsnes lacked control of the air, and were withdrawn in May 1940. In 1996, Rauma Municipality's council declared Andalsnes a town.
Andalsnes is located on Romsdalsfjorden's shores close to where Isfjorden begins. Andalsnes also lies at the mouth of Rauma River, one of the first in Norway to host English fly fishermen in the 19th century. The salmon population of the river is undergoing restoration after the strong declines during the 1980s following infestation with salmon parasite Gyrodactylus salaris.
The river flows through Romsdalen valley, which boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. Trollveggen (Troll Wall), one of the valley's cliff formations, has a vertical drop of more than 1,000 m (3,300 ft) and was an early launch site for European BASE jumpers (parachuting/wingsuit flying from a cliff/fixed structure).
Port Andalsnes cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Andalsnes, Norway. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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