You are here Places to go Destination Northwest Destination Northwest The coastal towns of Molde and Kristiansund, fjords, mountains, picturesque villages, island communities, opera, jazz and roses.
And the secret escapes! The town became known for their clipfish production as early as inbut in modern times petroleum and gas have become the leading industries. Discover more about the history of clipfish at the Norwegian Clipfish Museum in Kristiansund.
Kristiansund is also known as the city of opera. The Opera in Kristiansund became established in the early s, and there is a opera festival taking place every year in February.
In the late 's, Molde was among the foremost fjord tourist destinations in Norway, and the town was one of the main attractions when the first passenger cruise ship visited the country in The Bygata street at the Romsdal Museum single vestnes the atmosphere of this area before the great fire in Parts of the town are characterised by simple, clean and functional post-war architecture.
Do not miss the view from the Varden viewpointwith its partially snow-clad mountain peaks, the Molde panorama.
Molde is known for its annual Molde International Jazz Festival in July and is the oldest European jazz festival in continuous operation since There are several designated parking areas along the road and it even has its sogndal dating norway fishing bridges single vestnes you can throw your line into the ocean from the road. The stretch which contains the bridges is 9 km long, and the most scenic bridge is the Storseisundet bridge.
Through the steep mountain terrain the road twists and turns through 11 hairpin bends as it climbs up to Stigrøra metres above sea level and carries you across the Stigfossen waterfall over an impressive natural stone bridge.