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Exterior image of Rica Seilet Hotel in Molde
Seilet in Molde.
Photo: Einar Engdal

The lovely little fjord city of Molde, ideally located between some of Fjord Norway’s most famous attractions, offers a seductive mix of jazzy vibes and wonderful views.

Framed by mountains on the shore of the Romsdalsfjord lies Molde, renowned for its scenic surroundings. Thanks to the many lush rose gardens around the city, Molde is often called the “town of roses”.

Each summer, thousands of jazz enthusiasts from near and far turn every corner of the city into a week-long music celebration during the Molde International Jazz festival. From 2020, this became the oldest jazz festival in the world in continuous operation, and is as well as the most important one in Norway.

With a network of paths, trails, and skiing tracks, Moldemarka is a natural playground for active travellers in the wintertime. At the Varden viewpoint, you can enjoy the extraordinary vista of 222 mountain peaks.

Dig into the city’s fascinating history at the Romsdal museum, find inner peace at the charming island of Hjertøya, and enjoy “a drink with a view” at Masta Skybar in Rica Seilet hotel, Molde’s tallest building.

Get in-depth travel information on Molde’s official website.

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Top attractions in Molde
One of the largest and most comprehensive folk museums in Norway is located only a 10 minutes' walk from the centre of Molde town. Read more
The Romsdal Museum in Molde
The cathedral, which was consecrated in 1957, is a double-nave long church in a Gothic style. A 50 meter high freestanding bell tower culminates in a… Read more
Molde Cathedral
Preserved villa and garden from 1918 renovated to its original splendour. Read more
Chateauet in Molde
This is one of the classic tours in Moldemarka. The goal is Varden (407 meters above sea level), ca. 1 hour walk. Read more
Varden viewpoint (407 m.a.s.l.)
Aker Stadium is one of Norway's most modern football stadiums, seating 11,200. Read more
Aker Stadium
Marble and limestone cave with underground waterfall (484 m.a.s.l.) Read more
Hike the Trollkirka Caves
Bus from Molde to Sjøholt - Eidsdal - Geiranger (one way). Buy your tickets here. Read more
Molde -UNESCO Geirangerfjord (one way)
Retiro is a popular outdoor and bathing area with a beach, large grassy area, diving tower and fitness equipment around 3 km east of Molde center. Read more
Retiro beach in Molde
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The deep blue UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic, snow- covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation. Read more
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Haugesund and Haugalandet
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Molde has some of Fjord Norway’s most famous attractions. Experience the world-famous Molde international jazz festival, enjoy spectacular views… Read more
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Feel the forces of nature! In Ryfylke, nature is the main attraction. From Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) and Kjerag to salmon safaris and the… Read more
Røldal is known for getting more snowfall than any other area in Norway. In summer, it's the perfect starting point for… Read more
In Stryn you can go summer skiing, explore glaciers, and a enjoy a fjordside spa – all on the very same day.  Read more
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Summer in Hardangerfjord
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The Fjord Coast
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The Lysefjord
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The Sognefjord area
Breathtaking surroundings with fjords, mountains and long, white beaches. Stavanger and Sandnes also boasts an impressive assortment of museums and… Read more
The Stavanger region
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The Ålesund and Sunnmøre area
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Discover amazing Åndalsnes, famous for its breathtaking landscapes and the Rauma Line, Europe’s most beautiful train journey. Read more
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