1. Spa and great food at Angvik Gamle Handelssted
Angvik gamle handelssted, between Molde and Kristiansund, is a place where you will want to spend a long time. You start to unwind as soon as you arrive. The hotel is in an idyllic location on the Tingvollfjord, has its own spa and a restaurant serving delicious food.
The hotel dates back to the 1500s, when sailing ships from Holland used to call here to buy timber. There was a steam ship quay, trade and barrel production at Angvik at the end of the 1800s, and you can learn more about its cultural history at the hotel’s very own museum. It also has a gallery dedicated to one of Norway’s leading artists, Tore Bjørn Skjølsvik, which is a unique collection in the classical tradition in Norway.
If you have any inclination to leave the hotel, and not spend all your time relaxing in the spa, there are great walks in the area. You can borrow a boat and fishing rods and bikes at the hotel, and explore the immediate area. Elvastien can take you along the river from Batnfjordsøra and up the valley. There is a good path. If you are looking for a bigger challenge, you can go on a hike to the three summits: Halskammen, Vardhaugen and Stortuva. It’s also easy to go on day tips from the hotel to e.g. the Atlantic Road, Aursjørvegen mountain road, Molde and Kristiansund.
Dinner is served in the restaurant at 19.30. You can enjoy a new five-course dinner every day, based on local seasonal ingredients. Welcome!