Molde is located in between several impressive tourist attractions like Romsdalseggen, Trollstigen and the Atlantic Road. It is a lovely little fjord city with heaps of charm and atmosphere.
Situated by the Romsdalsfjord, Molde is renowned for its beautiful surroundings and wonderful views. The most famous viewpoint is Varden, where the Molde Panorama allows you to enjoy the extraordinary vista of 222 mountain peaks.
If you ask a Norwegian about Molde, they will probably tell you that it's called the Town of Roses. The nickname was in use as early as 1913 and refers to the many lush rose gardens around the city.
There are four things that Molde immediately brings to mind: Roses, panoramic views, jazz and football.
Seek out the Varden viewpoint (407 meters above sea level) to experience the Molde Panorama, with its remarkable view of no less than 222 partially snow-clad peaks. Varden is a ten-minute ride by car from the city centre or an hour on foot. At the top, you can stop for refreshments at the Vardestua restaurant.
Molde hosts the oldest annual jazz festival in Europe. Every year, thousands of jazz enthusiasts turn every corner of the city into a week-long music celebration during the Molde International Jazz festival. And once you're here, you can't help but notice Aker Stadium. Drawn by local architect Kjell Kosberg, this grand building has a granite exterior made of stone and glass.
Enjoy one of the most scenic train rides in Norway on the rail line Raumabanen to Åndalsnes. There are daily departures from Oslo (5.5 hours) and Trondheim (4-5 hours). Continue from Åndalsdnes to Molde by bus.
Hurtigruten stops at Molde daily on its southbound and northbound voyage.
Molde Airport Årø is located 10 minutes by car from the city centre.
There are daily flights from Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim.
There are daily express buses from Trondheim and Bergen.
Local buses serve the main attractions in the area.
Drive to Molde on the E136 through Romsdalen and continue to Molde on Rv 64, or on the E39 if you drive from Bergen and Trondheim.
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