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Seilet in Molde.
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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, the second oldest jazz festival in Europe.

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

Historical sites and cultural gems – explore some of the highlights.

Where to stay

From comfy hotels to cosy cabins. Find your home away from home in Molde.

Food and drink

From local food gems to high-end restaurants. Get a taste of what Molde offers.

Getting to Molde

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. The Romsdal… 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
Møre and Romsdal Artist Centre (KMR)was established in Molde in 1978, and is a part of a national artistdriven network of modern art and… Read more
Møre & Romsdal Art Center
Preserved villa and garden from 1918 renovated to its original splendour. The park is open and contains an outdoor exhibition regarding the history of… Read more
Chateauet in Molde
Romsdal Folk Museum expanded with new building, - "Krona" (opened 2016). One of the largest and most comprehensive folk museums in Norway is… Read more
Romsdal museum - Krona
This is one of the classic tours in Moldemarka. The goal is Varden (407 meters above sea level), ca. 1 hour walk. The trip can start from Molde… Read more
Varden viewpoint (407 m.a.s.l.)
Aker Stadium is one of Norway's most modern football stadiums, seating 11,200. In addition to the sports facilities the stadium has a restaurant,… Read more
Aker Stadium
The idyllic island of Hjertøya is a great recreational area where you can hire rowing boats, fish, go on a picnic, walk along guided… Read more
Hjertøy boat - boat trip to Hjertøya island
The longest stairway in stone in Norway - 2200 stone steps made by Sherpas from Nepal. The walk up to Rørsethornet is 659 meters above sea… Read more
Midsundtrappene - Rørsethornet (659 m.a.s.l.)
Travel like the locals! Roundtrip by bus from Molde to the Atlantic Road. Buy your tickets here. This trip takes you from Molde to what… Read more
Round trip Molde - the Atlantic Road
The Trollkirka, Troll church, is no ordinary church as many may think, but an exciting marble and limestone cave in the mountains with underground… Read more
Hike the Trollkirka Caves (484 m.a.s.l.)
Bus from Molde to Sjøholt - Eidsdal - Geiranger (one way). Buy your tickets here. The first leg of this one way trip takes you from… Read more
Molde -UNESCO Geirangerfjord (one way)
The Retiro beach is situated 2 kilometers east of town and Molde's second beach, Kringstadbukta, is situated 4 kilometers west of town. They are… Read more
Retiro and Kringstadbukta beach
With only a 40 minutes ferryride from the centre of Molde, you will get to a beauty spot island in the Romsdalsfjord - Sekken. The bicycle goes for… Read more
Biking on Sekken island
Tusten Skiheiser is a 10 minute drive from Molde town centre. The Alpine skiing centre is built around 3 lifts, and offers up to 20 kilometres of… Read more
Ski and snowboard - Tusten Alpine Center, Molde
Destinations in Fjord Norway
Even though Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway, it has the vibe of a small town, packed with charm and urban character. Read more
Bergen
Each year, several hundred thousand visitors arrive in Flåm to ride the Flåmsbana Railway, cycle Rallarvegen, or go hiking in the dramatic… Read more
Flåm
The region of Haugalandet and its main city Haugesund can be used as a starting point for exploring the Lysefjord and its surrounding mountains. If… Read more
Haugesund and Haugalandet
Get to know Kristiansund, a city on four islands famous for clipfish, opera, and The Atlantic Road. Read more
Kristiansund
Situated at the end of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sognefjorden, Lærdal features dramatic mountain tops, unique wooden houses in… Read more
Lærdal
Molde has some of Fjord Norway’s most famous attractions. Experience the world-famous Molde international jazz festival, enjoy spectacular views… Read more
Molde
In Nordfjord you are greeted by a beautiful stretch of coastline, towering mountains and the biggest glacier on mainland Europe, Jostedalsbreen. Read more
Nordfjord
Experience some of Fjord Norway’s most stunning nature attractions, such as the Atlantic Road, the Romsdalseggen ridge, and the Innerdalen… Read more
Northwest
Imagine finding yourself looking over mountains, rockslides and polished cliffs – hundreds of metres above sea level. In Ryfylke, the nature is… Read more
Ryfylke
The Røldal ski centre in the Hordadalen valley is known for receiving more snowfalls than any other area in Norway. It is also one of the best… Read more
Røldal
In Stryn you can join a rope team walking on a glacier, go summer skiing, and enjoy white sandy beaches – all on the very same day. Read more
Stryn
The Sunnfjord area offers a mix of active holiday activities in diverse and unspoilt nature, attractions like a viewing point of unseen… Read more
Sunnfjord
Sunnhordland has some of the most distinctive scenery in Fjord Norway. Folgefonna - Norway’s third largest glacier - is the icing on… Read more
Sunnhordland
You cannot go further west in Norway. Travel off the beaten track to the Fjord Coast and get a taste of authentic coastal life. Read more
The Fjord Coast
The deep blue UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic, snow- covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation. Read more
The Geirangerfjord area
From Trolltunga and the Folgefonna glacier to the Vøringfossen waterfall – the Hardangerfjord region offers some of the best experiences… Read more
The Hardangerfjord region
Step on world famous mountain plateaus like Preikestolen and Kjerag, and then challenge yourself on the 4444 steps of the wooden staircase of… Read more
The Lysefjord area
The Sognefjord is Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, and it’s famous arm the Nærøyfjord has World Heritage status. The… Read more
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
You could go hiking or skiing, admire Ålesund's unique Art Nouveau architecture, explore the fjords – or just kick back and enjoy the… Read more
The Ålesund and Sunnmøre area
If you are craving thrilling adventures, extreme surroundings and Norwegian food specialities, Voss will not let you down. Read more
Voss
Discover Åndalsnes, famed for the Romsdalseggen ridge, Trollstigen, and the Rauma Line, Europe’s most beautiful train journey. Read more
Åndalsnes
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