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Trollstigen mountain road is one of Norway's many National Tourist Roads - Photo: Roger Ellingsen/Statens Vegvesen
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Trollstigen mountain road is one of Norway's many National Tourist Roads Photo: Roger Ellingsen/Statens Vegvesen

Attractions in Molde and Romsdal

The National Tourist Road Trollstigen is one of the most popular nature attractions in Norway. The Atlantic Road is also in the same region.

The Trollstigen Road

The Trollstigen Mountain Road twists through 11 hairpin bends as it climbs up to Stigrøra (858 meters above sea level). In some places it is cut into the mountain; in others it is built on top of stone walls.

An impressive bridge in natural stone carries it across the Stigfossen Waterfall. The road is closed in winter and normally opens in late May or early June. The mountains which encircle the Trollstigen Mountain Road, which lies in the heart of Romsdal, are impressive.

Trollveggen and Romsdalseggen Ridge

Admire the famous big wall Trollveggen or hike the Romsdalseggen Ridge. The Romsdal area is regarded as a Mecca for hiking, climbing and skiing. The Romsdaleggen Ridge starts and ends in Åndalsnes, and is a day tour with magnificent views over the Romsdalsfjord, the Trollveggen wall and Romsdalshorn.

The Atlantic Road

On the Atlantic Road, you can drive across bridges and rock-filles from island to island right out to the ocean’s edge. The road stretches between the fishing village of Bud and Kristiansund. From Molde, follow RV64 to Elnesvågen and the continue to the fishing village Bud. It is easy to park your car in one of the many lay-bys and walk a few meters to the smooth coastal rocks and some excellent fishing spots. Family friendly paths are made several places; in Bud, at Farstad and Vevang. A stone's throw or two to the west the shipping lane crosses the notorious waters of Hustadvika, which conceal innumerable wrecks. This is also where you find the idyllic fishing village of Håholmen.

The Eikesdalen Valley and Mardalsfossen Waterfall

Explore Eikesdalen Valley with its dramatic nature and the Mardalsfossen Waterfall that cascades 297 meters down into the valley, making it the fourth highest waterfall in the world (the whole waterfall is 655 meters). The waterfall is an impressive sight in the period when the water is released by the hydroelectricity company - from 20 June to 20 August each year. The walk up to the waterfall takes about 45 minutes.

The Aursjøvegen Road

The scenic Aursjøvegen Road (toll road) goes from Eikesdalen Valley over to the Sunndalsøra Valley, and is an incredible drive. Some may say that this road is even wilder than Trollstigen. The highest point lies at 862 meters above sea level. The road is open from June to October/November.   

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Last updated:  2013-07-10
The Romsdalseggen ridge has three different routes, for various levels of hiking skill - Photo: Øystein Tveiten
The Romsdalseggen ridge has three different routes, for various levels of hiking skill
Mardalsfossen is considered the fourth highest waterfall in the world - Photo: visitmolde.com
Mardalsfossen is considered the fourth highest waterfall in the world
Innnerdalen valley was Norway's first nature reserve, and is an important area for hikers - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
Innnerdalen valley was Norway's first nature reserve, and is an important area for hikers
The statue known as Klippfiskkjerringa is found at the pier in Kristiansund - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
The statue known as Klippfiskkjerringa is found at the pier in Kristiansund
Romsdal Museum is the regional museum and consists of several historical builidings - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
Romsdal Museum is the regional museum and consists of several historical builidings
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Trollstigen mountain road is one of Norway's many National Tourist Roads - Photo: Roger Ellingsen/Statens Vegvesen

Attractions in Molde and Romsdal

The National Tourist Road Trollstigen is one of the most popular nature attractions in Norway. The Atlantic Road is also in the same region.

Attractions in Molde and Romsdal

Source: Visitnorway

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What to do in Molde and Romsdal

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.

Tour suggestions in Molde and Romsdal

Follow these tour suggestions to visit the highlights of Molde and Romsdal: the Trollstigen Mountain Road and the Atlantic Road.

The Romsdalsfjord

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.

About Molde and Romsdal

Molde and Romsdal

The Molde area is known for the Trollstigen Mountain Road, Molde International Jazz Festival and the 222 mountain peaks of Molde Panorama.

Bjorli and Lesja

At the very top of Gudbrandsdalen, only a few kilometers from Romsdalen, you will find the municipality of Lesja and the village of Bjorli.

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