Møre og Romsdal
The Molde area is known for the Trollstigen Mountain Road, Molde International Jazz Festival and the 222 mountain peaks of Molde Panorama.
Vibrant island communities, deep fjords, steep mountains, the incredible Atlantic Road, and charming Kristiansund – the region is full of contrasts.
The city of Ålesund is known for its architecture in Art Nouveau style, its surrounding fjords and the high peaks of the Sunnmøre Alps.
Rica Hotels is one of the largest hotel chains in Norway and covers most of the country.
The Geirangerfjord is unique and exceptionally beautiful – which is why this fjord landscape is included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
The Kystriksveien route offers 650 kilometers of unique coastal landscape. The Vega island is on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Ålesund has around 40,000 inhabitants. It is the largest town in Sunnmøre, a region known for fishing, maritime technology and furniture production.
Go on a bird safari on the island of Runde, try hiking in the Sunnmøre Alps or check out one of the many annual festivals in the Ålesund area.
Would you like to bring a piece of Ålesund & Sunnmøre back home? Shopping centres, small boutiques and shops offer unique gifts, arts and souvenirs.
The stunning landscape of Fjord Norway is a paradise for hikers, with superb walks within easy distance of Geiranger, Ålesund and Nordfjord.
The most popular attractions in the area are the Geirangerfjord, the bird island of Runde, Ålesund's Art Nouveau architecture and Alnes Lighthouse.
Ålesund and Sunnmøre is easy to get to by air, land and sea. Ålesund is the regional traffic hub with connections to the whole Sunnmøre region.
Ålesund is Norway's fishing capital. Fishing is also a popular activity for locals and tourists – simply because you are guaranteed to catch fish.
Spend one night at the historic Hotel Union Øye by the Hjørundfjord and the next in a lighthouse right in the centre of Ålesund.
Buy shrimps from a local fisherman on the quayside in Ålesund, enjoy a meal in a top restaurant or discover hidden gems in the Sunnmøre countryside.
Use Ålesund as a starting point to explore the Geirangerfjord, the Hjørundfjord, and the scenic coastline with its flourishing wildlife.
Skiing with a fjord view. Sunnmøre's fjords and mountains are a perfect backdrop to unique and family-friendly winter adventures.
The Tourist Information Office in Ålesund is situated at Skateflukaia in the city centre. Other offices are located in key areas throughout Sunnmøre.
Stay at an old fishermen's cabin or a rustic hotel by the coast. Or check out "the Sail", Molde's famous design hotel.
Enjoy the great outdoors hiking, cycling or fishing. Explore local caves or dive in the Atlantic Ocean. All of this is possible in Molde and Romsdal.
The winter season normally lasts from December to April/May in Molde and Romsdal. Go skiing in Bjorli, join an organised trip or try ice-climbing.
The towns of Molde and Åndalsnes have a choice of restaurants and cafés. Both local Norwegian and international cuisine feature on the menu.
The National Tourist Road Trollstigen is one of the most popular nature attractions in Norway. The Atlantic Road is also in the same region.
Molde and Romsdal lie 500 kilometers from Oslo and 450 kilometers from Bergen. The area is accessible by train, ferry, Hurtigruten, bus and plane.
Around 70,000 people live in the area. The main centres are Molde, the city of jazz and roses, and Åndalsnes, the mountain capital of Norway.
The region of Nordmøre, located in the northwestern corner of Fjord Norway, is full of contrasts. Charming Kristiansund is the main town in the area.
The region is known for a landscape full of contrasts. The greatest attractions are the Atlantic Road and the spectacular Aursjøvegen Mountain Road.
The tourist information offices around the region will help you make the most of your trip to Kristiansund and Nordmøre.
Follow these tour suggestions to visit the highlights of Molde and Romsdal: the Trollstigen Mountain Road and the Atlantic Road.
Fishermen's cabins, traditional farms and hotels - the region offers a selection of accommodation. Why not spend the night at Haugjegla Lighthouse?
The tourist office in Molde is centrally located on the market place. Here you can get information on what to see and do in the whole region.
The Romsdalsfjord is located close to the city of Molde. Take the Raumabanen Railway from the fjord to the mountains, or go on a fjord cruise.
Featuring many highlights of the Ålesund area, including Geiranger and the Sunnmøre Alps, this is a great tour with or without a car. Best in summer.
Witness stunning scenery with Hurtigruten along the Norwegian coast. Travel the entire voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes, or hop on and off as you wish.
Majestic peaks and a rugged alpine massif distinguish Sunnmørsalpene from other mountain areas in Norway. Off-piste skiing is at its best here.
You get to see Ålesund, the Geirangerfjord and Trollstigen Mountain Road from a bird's eye view with these amazing 360 panorama photos.
The deep blue UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic, snow-covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation.
Trollheimen is as rugged a mountain range as any in Norway, but with green, idyllic valleys interspersed in between the peaks.
Experience a hiking holiday in the most spectacular scenery of Fjord Norway - in the surroundings of the famous Geirangerfjord.
The international newspaper the Huffington Post is charmed by the beauty of Norway's fjords and islands, the midnight sun and the northern lights.
Try rafting, go for a hike in the mountains, or enjoy a sightseeing trip on the Geirangerfjord.
Visit one of the tourist information offices for updated information on accommodation, public transport, hiking and activities.
The spectacular nature, with the Geirangerfjord and the Trollstigen Mountain Road, is the top attraction.
Route suggestions on how to reach the Geirangerfjord and Trollstigen Mountain Road by public transport or your own car.
Try a local speciality; goat's milk caramel from Herdalssetra or strawberry cake from Valldal.
National Geographic Adventure recommends Ålesund and Tromsø for hiking, surfing, skiing and biking. And there is more.
Whether you seek the simple life, or luxury, there is accommodation to meet your needs – in Geiranger, Valldal or another picturesque village.
The area's unique natural surroundings were created during the last ice age, when glaciers carved out deep fjords and shaped the high mountains.
Experience the cultural heritage of Northern Norway and its many natural wonders, from the majestic Svartisen Glacier to the Vega Islands.
Sharp turns and wild nature have put the Atlantic Road at the top of the British newspaper The Guardian's list of the world's best road trips.
Spend at least five days when driving from Steinkjer to Bodø.
Follow the coast driving or cycling along the beautiful Atlantic Road, or head inland and discover the majestic mountains of Trollheimen.
Almost a week is required for this trip where you visit the Jotunheimen Mountains, the Sognefjord and the UNESCO protected Geirangerfjord.
Most people explore Kystriksveien by car, but there are plenty of options for those who prefer public transport.
Stay in a historic hotel or in a remote fishermen's cabin along Kystriksveien. But whatever type of accommodation you choose, book well in advance.
The tourist information center in Steinkjer will help you book accommodation and plan a tailor-made itinerary for your trip along Kystriksveien.
You will find many places offering good food along Kystriksveien, from fine dining restaurants to corner shops selling local produce.
You will find artists, craftsmen and farmers selling things as varied as Sami-inspired handicrafts and local food along the Kystriksveien road.
The best place for fishing along Kystriksveien is Saltstraumen. Hiking and biking are other popular activities.
Go deep sea fishing for cod or halibut, catch wild salmon in a local lake or try fly-fishing for pollock. The options are many in this part of Norway.
Shopping centers and smaller, specialized boutiques selling anything from gourmet food to hand-crafted souvenirs can all be found in Kristiansund.
Wintertime in Kristiansund and Nordmøre normally offers loads of snow and great skiing. You can also join a killer whale safari.
Bacalao, a dish made of dry and salted cod, is the main speciality in the Kristiansund and Nordmøre region.
Deep-sea fishing, sea kayaking and killer whale safaris are all popular activities in the Kristiansund and Nordmøre region.
Knitted sweaters and goat and reindeer skins are among the most popular souvenirs to buy in Molde and Romsdal.
The major transportation hub for the region is Kristiansund, which is easily accessible by car, plane and boat.
The hike might look a bit scary, but there are three routes to the top, of varying difficulty, all revealing the same breathtaking views.
With its dramatic scenery, relatively mild climate and plentiful salmon, Surna became a magnet for aristocratic English anglers in the 1870s.
The tourist information in the city of Drammen is open all year.
Petrines Gjestgiveri in Norddal, not far from Geiranger, was voted "The best place to eat along the road in 2006".
A journey with the iconic Hurtigruten offers the best views at a gentle pace – it is the ideal way to discover Norway’s varied coastal landscape.
The Classic Roundtrip Voyage with Hurtigruten is a 12 day journey, but there are also shorter options available.
Every season has its charm; the northern lights in winter, the Arctic awakening in spring, the midnight sun in summer and the vivid colors in fall.
Hurtigruten’s extensive program of excursions takes advantage of local guides and benefits from calling at ports that larger ships cannot reach.
A Hurtigruten voyage is arguably the best way to experience Norway. Discover fjords, waterways and ports that other ships cannot reach.