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Rauma is part of the traditional district of Romsdal. The administrative centre is the town of Åndalsnes. Other settlements in Rauma include the villages of Vågstranda, Måndalen, Innfjorden, Veblungsnes, Verma, Isfjorden, Eidsbygda, Rødven, Åfarnes, and Mittet. Most settlement in the municipality is located along the fjords and in the Romsdalen valley.

The municipality surrounds part of the southern end of Romsdalsfjorden and the Isfjorden and it also includes the Romsdalen valley and Romsdalsalpene mountains. In the lower part of the valleys and around Romsdal Fjord and Rødvenfjorden are driven agriculture with emphasis on livestock. The clothing industry has traditionally been a dominant industry in the municipality, especially in Isfjorden. In the summer, Rauma has a fairly large amount of tourist traffic. The top tourist attractions include mountain climbing/hiking, salmon fishing, Trollstigen, and the historic Rødven Stave Church.

The Kyrkjetaket and Gjuratinden mountains lie in the northeastern part of the municipality. The mountains Romsdalshornet, Store Trolltind, Trollryggen, Store Venjetinden, and the TrollWall (Trollveggen) are all in the central part of the municipality in the Romsdalsalpene mountain range. The mountains Karitinden and Puttegga are located in the southwestern part of the municipality. Part of Reinheimen National Park lies within the municipality.

European Route E136, Norwegian County Road 63, and Norwegian County Road 64 all pass through the municipality. The Trollstigen road is part of County Road 63 in Rauma, and it is a famous tourist attraction due to the many hairpin turns on the steep road.

The Rauma railway line also runs through the municipality, over the Kylling Bridge, and terminates at Åndalsnes Station. The nearest airports are Ålesund Airport which is 135 kilometres by road from Åndalsnes and Molde Airport which is 55 kilometres by road plus a road ferry.

Our district contains several of Norway´s best known attractions, not least The Troll Road (Trollstigen) and Europe´s highest vertical mountain face Trollveggen. Idyllic hamlets and villages, mountain-tops reaching up to 6.000 feet, fjord-side beauty spots and wonderful viewpoints. These are some of the reasons for our 150-year-long tradition as a place to visit. A plentiful selection of accommodation, restaurants, shops and other services will make your stay here most enjoyable.

 Airport Molde Airport  Årø
 Airport Kristiansund Airport  Kvernberget
 Airport Ålesund Airport  Vigra
 NSB A trip on the Rauma Railway.  Åndalsnes
 Coach Where the rail network stops, the bus goes further.  Åndalsnes
 more video Møre& Romsdal Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Rauma  Åndalsnes