Vestnes, in the heart of Western Norway, is known for its beautiful surroundings, with open fjords and tree-covered slopes. It is an ideal place for an exciting and rewarding family holiday. It is also an excellent place to be stationed if you want to take day-trips to tourist-attractions like Trollstigen, Geiranger and Atlanterhavsvegen. From Vestnes it takes you less than an hour to get to each of the towns Molde, Ålesund or Åndalsnes. Molde is every summer the host of an international jazz festival for a week in july.
To the east of Vestnes lies Gjermundnes Head, which in days gone by was a Viking settlement. Nowadays, the site is occupied by the county´s agricultural college. At the end of the fjord known as "Tresfjord", in the little village of the same name, lies Tresfjord church, built in 1828. During the summer months there are guided tours both here and also at the local museum, a short distance from the church. The museum is a collection of old buildings and artefacts, both domestic and agricultural, which gives an excellent insight into former lifestyles in the area.
Vestnes is known for the many Icelandic horses. To go horseback-riding in the mountains is a great experience.
Vestnes is well known for its long traditions in the boatbuilding industry. Boatbuilding is still an important part of daily life here and orders for new boats are regulary received from home and abroad.
Most of the services which you will need when you come to Vestnes, can be found at Helland, where there is a good variety of shops, cafes and accomodation.