Åndalsnes is situated at the head of the Romsdalsfjord. It sits at the end of the Rauma railroad line which runs through the wild Romsdal Valley. The town of 2,200 residents is surrounded by the majestic Romsdalshorn and Trolltinder mountain range. It is well-known for its furniture production, textile and ready-made clothing industries. There are no historic buildings in the town because it was completely razed during hostilities in 1940. At that time the British mined Norway’s Territorial water to prevent their enemy from getting iron ore from Narvik. Norway issued a strong protest and threatened war, but were almost immediately invaded by Nazi Germany which destroyed the town.
Posted by: danielfee | December 4, 2013