Molde in Romsdalen offers jazz music and a magnificent landscape. Which do you prefer?


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Fly to Molde

The jazz capital of Norway is Molde. This is the place to go if you enjoy improvization, saxophones and blue notes. Moldejazz has been an annual event in this city since 1961. It is one of the oldest jazz festivals in Europe, and it is a very festive occasion!

If you prefer to listen to the tones of the mountain, this is just the place. From the city center, you have a view of an endless mountain range. Seven of these mountains are part of Molde 7topper (‘seven peaks’), an annual 12-mile race up here above the city. If you’re in good shape, give it a go – it’s quite the climb!

Molde is known to be a friendly place. It was nicknamed ‘the city of roses’ in the 19th century. That’s when fjord tourism started, and people were immediately attracted to Molde!

Activities in Molde

Just outside the city center is the beautiful island Hjertøya. It is a lovely place to spend a summer day! Do as the locals do: pack a cooler full of nice food, bring a blanket to sit on and just enjoy the sun.

You will probably see kayakers passing by. The fjord was made for small boats and slow paddling. The Molde Archipelago is a great place to rest – or the Moldives, as the locals call it!

Don’t forget: you are very close to Geiranger, Trollveggen and Trollstigen. Head south and explore all three. Or you could go north to the most beautiful road in the world: the Atlantic Ocean Rode (Atlanterhavsveien). It crosses eight bridges, and will take you to Kristiansund, where you can have a lovely salt cod dinner.

  • Visitors on the island of Ona with the lighthouse in the background.


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    ONA LIGHTHOUSE: The fishing village of Ona comprises the two islands Husøy and Ona, which are connected by a small bridge. You could make a day trip here – it is a nice place to visit.

  • The Atlantic Ocean Road between Molde and Kristiansund.


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    THE ROAD TO HEAVEN: The Atlantic Ocean Road between Molde and Kristiansund is perhaps the most beautiful road in the world. Many people think so!

  • View of the Geirangerfjord and mountains.


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    GEIRANGER: The world’s most famous fjord is not far from Molde. The Geirangerfjord is visited by hundreds of thousands of people every year.

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Post address

Widerøe Ground Handling AS
Molde Airport Årø
Postbox 2026
6421 Molde

Visitor's address

Molde Lufthavn Årø
Flyplassvegen 8
6422 Molde


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