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Fjords and coast

The Atlantic Road Molde & Ålesund (one way)

Travel like the locals! One way trip by bus from Kristiansund to the Atlantic Road, Molde and Ålesund. Buy your tickets here. This trip goes from Kristiansund via the Atlantic Road - often described as the world's most beautiful road – to Molde and Ålesund. The Atlantic Road connects Averøy with the mainland via a series of small islands and islets spanned by a total of eight bridges over 8274 meters. The road is a national tourist route. At the Atlantic Road, you will get off the bus at Eldhusøya. Here you can take a walk on the suspended walkway around the islet. The walkway consists of latticework ("grids") "floating" above the terrain, and is suitable for or anyone. The service building at Eldhusøya, with its distinct architecture that falls into the terrain, has a café and toilets. (Open Saturdays and Sundays in the spring and every day 1st June – 31st August.) The area also offers a magnificent landscape, a rich bird life and great fishing opportunities. Note! If you are travelling on a Saturday, you have no stop at the Atlantic Road but will be able to enjoy the spectacular view from the bus. In Molde you have some time to walk around this charming town between the fjord and the hills. Molde offers a magnificent view towards the fjord and the mountains on the other side, and has a multitude of shops, cafés, etc. From Molde you travel via Vestnes and Sjøholt to Ålesund. This part of the trip includes a ferry trip that offers a great view back on Molde and to the surrounding mountains. Along the rest of the route you can enjoy the beautiful mountain and fjord landscape. Departure from: Kristiansund bus terminal

The Atlantic road & Kristiansund (one way)

Travel like the locals! One way trip by bus from Molde to the Atlantic Road and Kristiansund. Buy your tickets here. Molde - the Atlantic Road - Kristiansund This trip goes from Molde via the Atlantic Road - often described as the world's most beautiful road – to Kristiansund. The Atlantic Road connects Averøy with the mainland via a series of small islands and islets spanned by a total of eight bridges over 8274 meters. The road is a national tourist route. On some of the departures you have the opportunity to leave the bus at Atlanterhavsvegen and take a later bus onwards. Other departures is a direct connection to the bus for Kristiansund, and you enjoy the view from the bus window. (Check the timetable below.) If you stop at the Atlantic Road, you will get off the bus at Eldhusøya. Here you can take a walk on the suspended walkway around the islet. The walkway consists of latticework ("grids") "floating" above the terrain, and is suitable for or anyone. The service building at Eldhusøya, with its distinct architecture that falls into the terrain, has a café and toilets. (Open Saturdays and Sundays in the spring and every day 1st June – 31st August.) The area also offers a magnificent landscape, a rich bird life and great fishing opportunities. Kristiansund is known for the dried and salted cod – "klippfisk" (literally "cliff fish"). The city's speciality is the dish bacalao and dishes with "klippfisk" are served in all the restaurants and most of the cafés in town. You also find a snackbar that serves another one of Kristiansund's specialities - real fish and chips, locally called "fishan". The town has a rich cultural offering and a selection of shops and cafés. Departure from: Molde bus terminal, track 7

Roundtrip Stegastein Viewpoint - The snowroad - Borgund Stave Church

Join us on a memorable roundtrip to Stegastein Viewpoint, via The Snow road to Borgund Stave Church. Boarding Flåm: Outside of Flåm Visitor Centre. Boarding Aurland: Aurland Church, Aurlandsvangen. STEGASTEIN VIEWPOINT  is one of the Aurlands most popular attractions based 640metres above the Aurland Fjord. From the viewpoint you can enjoy the most amazing views of the fjord landscape that the area has to offer. Don't forget to bring your camera. Here you are guaranteed to get the best holiday photos! THE SNOW ROAD  reaches 3006masl and is known for its high altitude that leaves the road mountain covered in snow all year. The drive across the mountain is one of the most beautiful mountain routes in Norway. The road is only open during certain times of the year: 1. June to 30. September. From the beginning of October to the beginning of May the road is closed. THE LÆRDAL TUNNEL  is the longest tunnel in the world, measuring 24,5km from beginning to end. The tunnel was opened in 2000 and going through it is some experience. The tunnel has an extraordinary composition with simulated daylight, good air quality and three great mountain halls (all lit in different colours).  BORGUND STAVE CHURCH  is the best-preserved Stave Church in Norway. The Stave Church in Borgund was built in 1180AD. The church known for its distinct architecture and a style of decoration that capture the historical breaking point between Old Norse and Christian culture in Norway. At the Stave Church Visitor Center, you will find an exhibition about unique Viking findings from the early 8th century. At the visitor center you can also find a café, souvenir shop and toilet facilities.   Note! That the entrance ticket to the Stave Church is not included in the price: 90NOK. Pr. Adult/70NOK children 5yrs+/220NOK Family. The ticket may be purchased from the driver that arranges the payment to the Stave Church.

Tour suggestion by car from Molde: Atlantic Road and Bud

MOLDE-BUD-ATLANTIC ROAD-KRISTIANSUND – feel the power of the mighty ocean Length: 179 km Duration: 3 hours 35 min 2 toll roads Molde-Bud, 40 km, 50 min From Molde you drive RV64 towards Elnesvågen. We recommend going via Skaret, where you can visit a local handicraft shop, and a cosy café with local food on the menu. Alternatively you can drive the Tusten tunnel (toll road). Follow RV663/664 westwards to the fishing village of Bud. The ocean view here is marvellous, and you can experience World War II history at Ergan Coastal Fort. There is also a stone park nearby. In the 16th and 17th century, Bud was the biggest trading post between Bergen and Trondheim. Popular fish restaurant. Bud-Vevang, 27 km, 35 min The Atlantic Road was opened in 1989 and starts in Bud. Follow RV663 north along the coast. Several facilitated picnic spots along the way, where you can easily park. Nice coastal paths signposted from the road in Bud and on Nordneset, Farstad. Bring your fishing gear and try your luck out here. You can also visit the factory outlet of the wool producer Lanullva at Lyngstad. Drive via Skottenvika to Vevang, where the Atlantic Road zigzags across bridges and rock-fills from island to island. The stretch with bridges in itself is 9 km long. A stone's throw or two to the west, the shipping lane crosses the notorious waters of Hustadvika, concealing innumerble wrecks. People often go here when the autumn storms starts to rage. If your time is limited, you can follow RV64 from Molde via Eide straight to Vevang (1 hour). Vevang-Kristiansund , 38 km, 45 min, 1 toll road RV64 continues all the way to Kristiansund over the island of Averøya. Nice detours towards west, or you can drive "the inward side" and get to see Kvernes Stave Church. New tunnel from Bremsnes over to Kristiansund (toll road). Kristiansund-Molde, 74 km, 1 hour 25 min Return to Molde via Eide/RV64 or Batnfjordsøra/E39 National Tourist Road (2012) Norway's most beautiful bicycling trip (2010) Norwegian Structure of the Century (2006) The world's most beautiful road trip (2006) Estimated time on the trip is driving time only. Make time, experience more!

Tour suggestion by car from Molde: Island hopping round Ona

MOLDE-AUKRA-ONA-MIDSUND – enjoy the view along the Romsdal coast Length: 93 km Duration: 5 hours 30 min 5 ferries We can recommend doing this trip by both car and by bicycle. Due to the limited ferry departures to Ona, it is recommended to stay overnight during the trip. Molde-Ona, 31 km, 2 hours 30 min, 2 ferries RV662 runs westwards from Molde to Hollingsholmen, where there is a ferry service over to Aukra (15 min). On the island of Gossen you can visit Løvikremma Coastal Farm and the Rokta Monument on the island of Rindarøya. Ferry from Småge to Ona (approx. 1 time 30 min), Norway's southernmost still-functioning fishing village with a permanent population of 30. This small island community has a summer café, several places to stay and two pottery workshops. Ona Lighthouse (1867) is 15 meters tall and placed on the highest point of the island. Fantastic view over the ocean and towards the mainland. You can also go across the bridge to the island of Husøya. Ona-Midsund-Molde, 62 km, 3 hours, 3 ferries Travel with the ferry from Ona to the island of Finnøya (45 min), where the wonderful aqua park "Håp i Havet" is located. Finnøya is connected to the island of Harøya, where the windmills are lined up. Ferry from Myklebust to Dryna (approx. 1 hour), continue to Midsund. Short walk from the ferry landing to the grotto Franskhelleren, and further along the way you can also stop to see the Bjørneremshellerne grottos, 200 meters from RV668. This is also the place of the old national border. Continue along FV202 on the island of Otrøya. In Heggdalsvika you can visit a restored mill from the 1880s. Ferry crossing from Solholmen to Mordalsvågen (15 min) and return to Molde via RV662. Estimated time on the trip is driving time only, ferries incl. Make time, experience more!