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Molde

Tour suggestion by car: Atlantic Road and Bud

  • Torget 4, Molde
  • +47 70238800
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MOLDE-BUD-ATLANTIC ROAD-KRISTIANSUND
– feel the power of the mighty ocean

Length: 179 km
Duration: 3 hours 35 min
2 toll roads

Molde-Bud, 40 km, 50 min
From Molde you drive RV64 towards Elnesvågen. We recommend going via Skaret, where you can visit a local handicraft shop, and a cosy café with local food on the menu. Alternatively you can drive the Tusten tunnel (toll road). Follow RV663/664 westwards to the fishing village of Bud. The ocean view here is marvellous, and you can experience World War II history at Ergan Coastal Fort. There is also a stone park nearby. In the 16th and 17th century, Bud was the biggest trading post between Bergen and Trondheim. Popular fish restaurant.

Bud-Vevang, 27 km, 35 min
The Atlantic Road was opened in 1989 and starts in Bud. Follow RV663 north along the coast. Several facilitated picnic spots along the way, where you can easily park. Nice coastal paths signposted from the road in Bud and on Nordneset, Farstad. Bring your fishing gear and try your luck out here. You can also visit the factory outlet of the wool producer Lanullva at Lyngstad. Drive via Skottenvika to Vevang, where the Atlantic Road zigzags across bridges and rock-fills from island to island. The stretch with bridges in itself is 9 km long. A stone’s throw or two to the west, the shipping lane crosses the notorious waters of Hustadvika, concealing innumerble wrecks. People often go here when the autumn storms starts to rage. If your time is limited, you can follow RV64 from Molde via Eide straight to Vevang (1 hour).

Vevang-Kristiansund , 38 km, 45 min, 1 toll road
RV64 continues all the way to Kristiansund over the island of Averøya. Nice detours towards west, or you can drive “the inward side” and get to see Kvernes Stave Church. New tunnel from Bremsnes over to Kristiansund (toll road).

Kristiansund-Molde, 74 km, 1 hour 25 min
Return to Molde via Eide/RV64 or Batnfjordsøra/E39

National Tourist Road (2012)
Norway’s most beautiful bicycling trip (2010)
Norwegian Structure of the Century (2006)
The world’s most beautiful road trip (2006)

Estimated time on the trip is driving time only.
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Landscape
  • Fjord area
  • Forest area
  • Lake area
  • Mountain area
Season
  • All year
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Hotel facilities
  • Pet friendly

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Activities
  • Caving
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Guiding
  • Hiking
  • Hunting and fishing
Alpine Skiing
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Hiking
  • Daytrips (5-11 hours)
  • Marked trails
  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)

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Services
  • Pets allowed

Taste Norway

Norwegian cuisine
  • Local food
Restaurant & café
  • Local dishes

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Shopping
  • Farm produce
  • Hairdresser
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Molde, Norway
The latitude and longitude
62° 44' 13" N / 7° 9' 32" E
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