The 10 Best Things to Do in Molde, Norway

July 31, 2017 Kelli Reichel

Molde (Norwegian pronunciation: [²mɔldə] ( listen)) is a town and municipality in Romsdal in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The municipality is located on the Romsdal Peninsula, surrounding the Fannefjord and Moldefjord. The town is located on the northern shore of the Romsdalsfjord.
Restaurants in Molde

1. Varden the Molde Panorama

Varden, Molde 6412, Norway +47 71 20 10 00
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4.5 based on 135 reviews

Varden the Molde Panorama

From the Varden viewpoint (407 metres above sea level) there is a good view of the town of Molde, the fjord and Islands and the famous Molde Panorama with its 222 partially snow-clad peaks. On clear days you can see as far as the fishing village of Ona and the dreaded waters of Hustadvika. Ten minutes by car or an hour's walk along the nature trail from the centre of Molde. The Vardestua restaurant is at the top and marked trails take you into the Moldemarka countryside.

Reviewed By OchreSilence - Brisbane, Australia

You can cheat and just drive up to this view, but the walk up from the bottom of the mountain is definitely worth it, both for its exercise and for all the sneaky views as you make your way up the mountain.
Once you get to the top the journey need not stop there, there are myriad trails across the mountain tops which could occupy many hours.
The views are spectacular whatever you chose.

2. Romsdal Museum

Per Amdams veg 4, Molde 6413, Norway +47 71 20 24 60
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4.5 based on 78 reviews

Romsdal Museum

Reviewed By Storyteller-N03 - Vero Beach, Florida

Reconstructed community spanning many years and an interpretive center with movies, artifacts, and a coffee shop/bakery. Many of the buildings have working docents occupying them prepared to answer your question. Also traditional folk dancers. Just a short walk 'uphill' from downtown Molde.

3. Aker Stadium

Julsundvegen 14, Molde 6412, Norway +47 71 20 25 00
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Aker Stadium

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, cafe, 10 kiosks, 52 toilets, a sports clinic, a laundry and business facilities. There are unique media facilities: 2 camera platforms, an editing room, 8 commentary boxes, a press tribune, a workroom and meeting room for press conferences. The stadium, situated on the waterfront to the west of the town centre and designed by Molde architect Kjell Kosberg, has a granite and glass frontage. The stadium was paid for by Kjell Inge Rokke and Bjorn Rune Gjelsten and cost 212 million kroner in 1998. Want to visit the stadium? Molde Footbalclub offers guidied tours through Molde Adventure Center (see URL-link). You can also come by the administration (entrance 10), were we have a small supporter shop. Welcome!

Reviewed By Hashem A - Kuwait

A day in Mølde, A city in Norway. Tight pathways and roads and waterways. It is one of the places visit in Trondheim. This Stadium building is stunning , but their are many shops and restaurants with stunning views over the fjord.

4. Mountain trips in Romsdal

Torget 4, Molde 6413, Norway +47 71 20 10 00
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5 based on 24 reviews

Mountain trips in Romsdal

The area has many options for people interested in more demanding mountainhikes. We recommend participation of the hikes arranged by Molde and Romsdal Tourisassociation, for program and description of the different hikes se: www.mrtur.no Suggestions to demanding hikes: - Goksoyra 1337 meters (Nesset) - Gridsetskolten (Rauma) - Ryssdalsnebba 1618 meters (Nesset) - Skjorta 1711 meters (Nesset) - Skala 1128 meters (Molde) - Urdfjellet (Fraena)

Reviewed By alven81

The Mountains in Romsdal is Perfect for Day trips. They are usually steep and have a great view when you have reached the top. Be careful, some are so difficult you should bring a guide.

5. Molde Cathedral

Kirkebakken 2, Molde 6413, Norway +47 71 11 14 70
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Molde Cathedral

The Cathedral, which was consecrated in 1957, is a double-nave long church in the Gothic style. A 50-metre-high freestanding bell tower culminates in a copper-clad pyramid. The interior of the church contains some lovely stained glass and is richly decorated with Christian symbols and signs. It is the third church to be built on the site. The two first ones burned down, but an old wooden cross and Axel Ender's famous Easter Morning altarpiece were rescued from the flames.

Reviewed By kellyb2174 - South Pole

I hate to say anything unflattering... The members of this church have opened it up to tourists like me to see the church. That is kind, and I am thankful.
Simply put, it's not Notre Dame. It's a large church with a bit of stained glass. It's pretty, and if you are walking nearby, you can easily stop in and see a part of the city life that is important to many of the inhabitants. And you will enjoy the brief stop.

6. The Rose Maiden Molde Town Hall

Raadhusplassen 1, Molde 6413, Norway +47 71 20 10 00
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The Rose Maiden Molde Town Hall

In the Town Hall Square in the Town of Roses stands the bronze statue of the Rose Maiden, surrounded by a dancing Fountain. The Rose Maiden is young and beautiful and has her arms full of roses. The sculpture was a gift to Molde in 1971 from Gotlib Moe, owner of the former clothing factory Hovding Konfeksjonsfabrikk. It was sculpted by Ragnhild Butenschon. Molde Town Hall was completed in 1966 and is the result of an architectural competition won by the architects Cappelen and Rodahl. Built in concrete and stone it features gold-tinted glass. The roof of the town hall boasts one of the town's most beautiful rose Gardens.

Reviewed By Soozee - Middleton in Teesdale, United Kingdom

A lovely statue depicting the image of the town. There's also a great rose garden - both above the town hall and also by the church. The roses are well tended, and smell gorgeous.

7. Hjertoya Island Nature Trail

Hjertoya, Molde 6413, Norway +47 71 20 24 60
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Hjertoya Island Nature Trail

Reviewed By GGerry28 - Sligo, Ireland

If in Molde it is definitely worth taking the 5-10 min boat trip to Hjertøya Island. Trail is nice hike through the woods and with great views of the fjords when you get to the top. Island itself was very busy the day we were there with lots of people swimming and diving into the water. Small café on the island which was nice and a fish museum, but we didn't go there so not sure how good it is.
Definitely worth visiting.

8. The Royal Birch and the Peace Grove

Glomstua, Molde 6411, Norway +47 71 20 10 00
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The Royal Birch and the Peace Grove

The place where King Haakon and Crown Prince Olav sought shelter from German bombers in April 1940 when they were being hunted by the German occupying forces. The Peace Grove next to the Royal Birch was founded by Knut odegard, president of the Bjornson festival in 1997. It symbolises the continuing struggle for freedom, peace and human dignity both today and in the future. Among those who planted trees are presidents, Nobel laureates, writers and Thor Heyerdahl.

Reviewed By Jan-Ove H

Kongebjørka in Molde is a historic place from the war and the German occupation of Norway. King Haakon VII and Crown Prince Olav sought sought shelter during the German bombing of Molde the last weekend in April 1940. The original birch was destroyed by vandals in 1981, but a new one was planted by King Olav in 1982. During the New Year's Eve of January 1, 1992, the new tree was destroyed and a new plant was planted by King Harald that same year. It's a peaceful quiet place, and there are benches where it's possible to sit down to enjoy the silence.

9. Jazzgutten

Torget 4, Molde 6413, Norway +47 71 20 10 00
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Jazzgutten

On the lower market place, with the fjord and the Mountains as a backdrop, is the bronze statue Jazzgutten - a young jazz player with his saxophone. Jazzgutten, along with the popular Moldejazz festival, lends substance to Molde's reputation as Norway's jazz capital. The sculpture by Nina Due, was a gift from the people to commemorate the town's 250th anniversary in 1992.

Reviewed By Ronald G - Palm Bay, Florida

Enjoyed our time here with lots of local people who came to listen to the music. Draft beer on tap was very good.

10. Veoya Island

Veoya, Molde 6401, Norway +47 71 20 24 60
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Veoya Island

In the Middle Ages Veoya had 500 inhabitants and was the biggest trading post between Trondheim and Alesund. The priest's farm dating from 1750 consists of a mediaeval church (1200), a manor and churchyard. Open for groups in the summer season by arrangement with Romsdal Museum. Boat transport must be organised privately.

Reviewed By Frode Osvald L

Recommend to visit Veøya and with your own boat and overnight in your boat or in a tent, nice old church.
Good place for a boatstop and have sheltered anchorage
From Wikipedia
Veøy was established as a kaupang (Old Norse for a market town), and Romsdal’s economic, administrative, and religious center. It had 300-500 permanent residents, and was an important commercial center, with a significant increase during the sailing season. The Old Veøy Church, dedicated to the Apostle Peter, is built in stone and it is the only survivor of three churches on Veøya in the Middle Ages. This church dates back to around the year 1200. It has a capacity of 400 people, and served the entire region, while the other churches served the local population.
Veøya is mentioned by Snorre Sturlason in connection with the battle of Sekken in 1162 where king Håkon Herdebrei was killed by Erling Skakke on 7 July 1162, during the Norwegian civil wars. Veøya, or nearby on the Mainland, was probably the seat of Ragnvald Eysteinsson (Ragnvald Mørejarl), earl of Møre, whose son was Hrolf Ganger (Gange-Rolv).[1][2]
The island became the seat for the municipality of Veøy in 1838. On 1 January 1964 the Islands Sekken and Veøya as well as the Nesjestranda district on the Mainland, with 756 inhabitants in total, were incorporated into the neighboring Molde Municipality. The island was Norway's first legally protected land, and the buildings on the island are now part of the Romsdal museum.

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