Åndalsnes is a city with about 3000 inhabitants, including surrounding areas. It is the administrative center of Rauma municipality in Møre and Romsdal.
The city lies at the mouth of the river Rauma by the Romsdalsfjord. The city is surrounded by mountains up to 1800 m, with Trolltindene, Vengetindene and Romsdalshorn as the most prominent. Åndalsnes is an important communications center with a lot of industry and trade - and service center for the inner parts of Romsdal valley.
Åndalsnes has a lot of tourist traffic and the cruise port has about 40 calls a year. The Norwegian Mountain Festival is held every year in July, and Rauma Rock offers a lot of conserts in August.