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THE KYLLING BRIDGE

The Kylling Bridge is built of blocks of granite in a self-supporting structure, described as "a tiger´s spring in stone". It took all of ten years to build the Railway bridge and it was open in 1924. Signposted footpath to photography point by road. It is easily visible from the road.

The Rauma Railway is one of the finest train rides in Europe! Join a guided experience-packed train ride through the most spectacular mountain formations in Norway! The Rauma Railway runs guided tours from Åndalsnes to Bjorli daily during the summer season, returning to Åndalsnes. The train stops at well-known attractions such as Kylling bridge and the Trollveggen wall and takes a one-hour break at Bjorli.

HISTORY

After more than 40 years of planning the northern part of West Norway finally got its railway line when the Rauma Railway opened in 1924. Building the line entailed some major challenges, including large height differences between the railway line and the valley floor. This was solved with the help of the "turning" tunnels at Stavern and Kylling near Verma.

Since its opening almost 80 years ago the Rauma Railway has carried tourists to and from cruise ships in the Romsdalsfjord, transported the Bank of Norway´s gold reserves during World War II and served as a night train with a mail-carrying service right up until 2000.
  VERMAFOSSEN WATERFALL

This waterfall plunges 381 metres from the lip of the mountain. Vermafossen waterfall is another sight worth seeing, you find it near by Kylling Bridge, wild and beautiful scenery. And easily accessible.

Verma has 150 inhabitants, and several furniture factories. Here you also find grocery shop, petrol station, school, housing for the elderly, floodlit track and great hunting- and recreational possibilities.






MARDALFOSSEN WATERFALL

The Mardalsfossen waterfall, the fourth highest waterfall in the world (297 meters) comes from Mardalstjønna lake. Mountain road from Brude (Rv9) over the mountain to Mardalstjønna lake (945 m.a.s). The road opens late spring every year, because of much snow in the area.

SLETTAFOSSEN WATERFALL

A 30-40 metres deep canyon with a river and rapids. Picnic area. Hand-made articles. Signposted turn-off from the road (E136).