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Aure, farthest north in Møre og Romsdal county, perfectly lends itself to coastal recreation. There are great places to go fishing from boat and land, and keen walkers will enjoy the wide selection of walks in the local countryside, both in summer and winter. There’s a wide variety of walks and hikes in Aure, ranging from leisurely walks to challenging hikes. Opt for a challenging mountain hike or view the mighty mountains from more accessible and Instagram-friendly vantage points.

Aure stretches from Kristiansund in the southwest to Sør-Trøndelag in the northeast. The Fjordruta trail, one of Norway's best prepared marked walking routes, goes through the mountains in Aure. The route goes from Kristiansund Airport, Kvernberget to Giset and comprises four days of hiking and three overnight stays at the KNT cabins Gullsteinvollen, Imarbu and Nersetra.

For even more excitement, Aure has an array of wildlife and many huntable species, including one of Norway's largest deer herds. Aure is also home to sea eagles and each day you can watch as these beautiful birds of prey glide along the coast.

Top quality klippfisk – salted and dried cod

Kråksundet in Aure is considered the birthplace of klippfisk (salted and dried cod) production in Norway. The first pioneer in commercial klippfisk production in Norway, Jappe Ippe, set up business in Kråksundet over 320 years ago. Aure municipality still bears klippfisk in its coat of arms, while Strømsholm Fiskeindustri produces klippfisk of the highest quality – a natural choice of local food.

Become part of history

In the hilly terrain between Dromnes and Tjeldbergodden are large burial mounds. There was a settlement here in the Bronze Age and the Viking Age. It’s easy to understand why this was an importance place in ancient times, with a full view of Trondheimsleia strait in every direction. It’s magical to sit here quietly at sunset and feel like a part of history.

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