Norway is known for its breathtaking nature with sky-high mountains, emerald fjords, beautiful waterfalls and wild rivers, but very few places can offer all of this within a small radius. Åndalsnes, however, is home to all of this and more. A visit here, to one of the most unspoiled regions in Norway, allows you to step right into the wild. Located in the Romsdalen valley, with majestic mountains towering on both sides, it is no surprise that the area is well-known, and loved, among rock climbers. In fact, European rock climbing started in the Romsdalen mountains back in 1830.