Molde - City of Roses
Molde is a great starting point for many of the most spectacular attractions in Møre og Romsdal. Both Trollstigen, Trollveggen and Atlanterhavsvegen are not far away, and easy to combine with a trip to Molde.
Since the 1890s, Molde has been a city characterized by tourism during the summer months. The fjord, the Molde panorama and an idyllic small town with wooden houses, beautiful gardens, parks and avenues made Molde the fjord town more than any other Vestlandet. It was during this period that Molde received the nickname «city of Roses». Most notable in the city were perhaps the annual visits to German Emperor Wilhelm 2. It was also Emperor Wilhelm 2 who during the same period visited the beautiful and somewhat mysterious Hotel Union Øye which you find in the heart of Norangsfjorden - a fjord arm of Hjørundfjorden in Ørsta municipality . Molde is still visited by a lot of tourists, and it is most hectic during the jazz festival in mid-July. Moldejazz is one of Europe's oldest jazz festivals
Varden - the Molde Panorama
From the Varden viewpoint (407 m) you have a wonderful sight over the town of Molde, the fjord and islands. From here you can also see the famous Molde panorama with its 222 peaks. It takes about 1 hour walk on the nature trail from the center of Molde and up to Varden. If you'd rather drive a car, it takes only 10 minutes. On top of Varden find Vardestua. This is open during the summer season (May-October).