Real experiences – easily accessible. All arranged especially for you, so you can discover the special atmosphere, the beautiful nature, along with a warm and welcoming host. We welcome you to the archipelago of Romsdal!
Sandøy, Aukra and Midsund – each of them an exciting municipality – together form an archipelago. Our challenge to you as our guest is simple; Take your time. We would like you to experience all the treasures that for a long time have inspired the people living here.
The roads to the archipelago of Romsdal are many, but what they all have in common is that you will have to cross the sea. The ferries transporting you to the islands are an experience in themselves and will give you a taste of what awaits you. Lower your expectations, relax, and be amazed by nature.
Discover the islands from a bike seat, walk a Sherpa-built staircase up to one of Misund’s many peaks, take a refreshing bath at a chalk-white beach, or experience the tranquillity of the fishing village Ona. The choice is yours!
Ona is Norway’s southernmost living fishing village, and a natural highlight when visiting the archipelago of Romsdal. The lighthouse Ona Fyr (1867) is painted red, 15 metres tall and placed on the island’s highest point Onakalven. You can also enter the lighthouse, and from the top you will be awarded with a fabulous view of the ocean and the mainland.
In 2016, an impressive stone staircase was laid at record speed up to Digergubben (527 masl), in Midsund just outside Molde. In October 2017, the Sherpas completed Norway’s largest stone staircase, with as many as 2,200 steps, up to the popular mountain peak Rørsethornet. This mountain hike, in the borderline between the fjord, the sky and the ocean, is a unique experience. Here you will also receive a bonus, namely the stair construction, an attraction that is fascinating in itself.
There are many opportunities. Look at the map and see if you find attractions that suit your particular needs or find travelling tips below to get where you want to go.
The bike may well be the greatest way of experiencing the archipelago. Feel free to start in Molde, and take the trip via Aukra to Ona, Finnøya and Harøya. When you want to head back ashore, you can take the same return trip, or alternatively the ferry from Myklebust to Dryna, and enjoy the bike trip across Oterøya to Solholmen.
The archipelago of Romsdal is beautifully situated between two airports. If you take a flight to Molde, you can follow the road no. 662 to Mordalsvågen or Hollingsholmen. If your flight destination is Ålesund, the shortest way to the archipelago is via Brattvåg.
There is a car ferry to Aukra from Hollingsholmen, and another continues from Småge to the islands Ona, Sandøy, Orten and Finnøya. There is also a ferry from Mordalsvågen to Midsund, and from Dryna (and Brattvåg) to Myklebust as well.