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The Atlantic Road and Trollstigen Road

Northwest extends from Smøla in the north to the archipelago in Romsdal, and Sandøy, Aukra and Midsund in the south. You can experience the dramatic coastline to the far west, and two of the Norwegian Scenic Routes. The Atlantic road connects Averøy with the mainland, while its pole opposite, the Trollstigen road, winds its way down the hairpin bends innermost in the Romsdalen valley. 

Magnificent mountains, waterfalls and hidden gems

In Northwest, nature is one big amusement park. You can do iconic hikes to Romsdalseggen ridge and Rampestreken, Midsundtrappene and Ekkertind. Visit Norway's most beautiful mountain valley, Innerdalen, or explore the many hiking opportunities in the Trollheimen mountains. There is a wide range of Trekking Association cabins in the mountains. Turn off the beaten track and experience the mysterious Trollkirka caves before driving or cycling the dramatic Aursjøvegen road. Few places in the world have more impressive waterfalls than Northwest. See the Mardalsfossen waterfall plunge down into the Eikesdalen valley or Vinnufossen waterfall cascading 865 metres down the mountainside. 

Charming small towns

The fjord town Molde and Kristiansund, a town that almost seems to float on the sea, are situated between the iconic tourist attractions. The fjords link the ocean with alpine mountains and lush valleys. Unforgettable experiences in nature await, from far out to the west and all the way inland to the mountaineering capital Åndalsnes

Memories for life

In Northwest, you can visit the charming fishing villages Veiholmen and Bud, fish for the world´s whitest cod and go on an eagle safari. You can experience life on an authentic summer pasture farm, eat the world's best cheese, and taste some of the many different varieties of clipfish. Recreation here is about relaxing, being active and using your senses. You can cycle on car-free islands, walk along narrow coastal paths, balance on lofty ridges and climb steep mountains. Those of us who live in this landscape do our utmost to ensure that you will love the area as much as we do by the time you return home, with lots of great memories and fantastic experiences to look back on.


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Travel inspiration

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