The fishing village of Bud – the Atlantic Road
Follow Fv64 from Molde in the direction of Eide to Moa, then turn left and follow Fv663/Fv664 from Elnesvågen to Bud. Alternatively, start in Kristiansund and follow the Fv64 to Averøya island through the Atlanterhavsvegen ("The Atlantic Road") tunnel (toll road) and continue to Kårvåg and the rest of the Atlantic Road.
- Molde – Bud: 27 miles.
- Bud – The Atlantic Road: 15 miles.
- Kristiansund - Kårvåg/Atlantic Road: 18 miles.
Estimated time: Three hours each way.
Åndalsnes – the Trollstigen Mountain Road – Valldal – Geiranger
From Kristiansund/Molde follow Fv64 southwards to Sølsnes, take the ferry to Åfarnes and continue to Åndalsnes. E136/Fv63 takes you up the Trollstigen Mountain Road and further on to Valldal. Take the ferry from Linge to Eidsdal, and then continue along the Fv63 to Geiranger.
- Kristiansund - Molde: 44 miles.
- Molde – Åndalsnes: 34 miles in addition to the ferry Sølsnes – Åfarnes.
- Åndalsnes – Trollstigen Mountain Road: 3 miles.
- The Trollstigen Mountain Road – Geiranger: 49 miles in addition to the ferry Linge – Eidsdal.
Estimated time: Five hours each way.
The fishing village of Ona
Follow Fv662 from Molde to Hollingsholmen, where you catch a ferry to Aukra. From Aukra, drive to Småge and take the ferry from Småge to Ona. There are a limited number of departures, especially in the weekends, so check the ferry schedule before you set out.
- Molde – Hollingsholmen – Aukra – Småge: 18 miles in addition to the ferry between Småge and Ona.
Estimated time: Three hours one way.
The fishing village of Grip
A trip to Kristiansund is not complete without experiencing this group of islands.
Grip was once Norway's smallest municipality, it is now only inhabited in the summer. The picturesque buildings huddle close together as in a small town, both colourful and beautiful. In the midst of the houses stands the fine 500-year old stave church.
From medieval times Grip has been one of the most important fishing villages on the coast.
- 8 miles by boat from the centre of Kristiansund.
Estimated time: Three hours each way, including the boat trip, and stay at the island for about 1,5 hours.
The Eikesdalen Valley – Mardalsfossen Waterfall – the Aursjøvegen Road
From Molde, follow Fv62 to Eidsvåg, turn right to Eresfjord and Fv660. Follow the road along Eikesdalsvatnet lake. Parking is available in Mardalen, from which you can take a 45-minute walk up to the Mardalsfossen waterfall. Continue along the Aursjøvegen road. Continue from there to Torbudalen, Sunndalen and back to Molde.
- Molde – Eikesdal: 68 miles.
- Eikesdal – Aursjøen – Sunndalsøra: 43 miles.
- Sunndalsøra – Molde: 43 miles.
Estimated time: Three hours each way (Molde - Aursjøen).
The majestetic mountains of Trollheimen
From Sunndalsøra take Fv70 towards Ålvundfjord. The first detour is to Innerdalen valley, by many considered one of Norway's most beautiful mountain valleys. A ferry takes you from Rykkjem across to Kvanne. Follow Fv70 with a detour to the Todalen valley, where you find Svinvik's Arboret and Kårvatn - one of Europe's cleanest and least polluted environments. Continue along Fv670 to Surnadal, and drive along the Surna salmon river, make a detour up Folldalen to Gråsjøen lake or drive up Vindøldalen valley. These are excellent starting points for the walking trails into the Trollheimen mountains.
- Rindal Fv670.
- Romunstad - Vålåskaret - Å, Meldal, Fv670 and Fv700 to Rennebu/Berkåk.
- Oppdal E6, Fv70 Gråura to Gjøra - Åmotan - Vangshaugen - Sunndalsøra.
Distances: Approximately 124 miles.
Estimated time: A day's drive by car, depending on how many detours you take.
Smøla island - the ocean's edge
From Kristiansund, follow Fv70 to Fv680 Seivika - Tømmervåg and the ferry to Aure/Tustna. Then take the ferry from Sandvik to Edøy/Smøla. Visit the stone church near the ferry terminal, and follow Fv669 to Kuliøya and cross over several bridges to the main island of Smøla. The nothernmost point of Smøla is the fishing village of Veiholmen, which boasts many skerries, a sheltered harbour, fish-processing industry, accommodation in fishermen's cabins (rorbuer), marina and restaurants.
Distances: Approximately 99 miles from Kristiansund.
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