MØRE & ROMSDAL COUNTY
to Møre and Romsdal County and the weather right now! Møre and Romsdal County is one out of 19 countys in Norway with
a area of 15.104 km2 and a population of approximately 253.904.
Each County is divided into
different municipality.. For Møre and Romsdal
County you will find the name of
the municipality to your "right" (municipality for the whole country is 429) or read a short story given below.
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landscape polished smooth by the sea. Charming towns and friendly
people. Wild mountains and green valleys. Deep fjords binding the sea
and mountains together. Coastal culture and town culture and long,
established traditions. Møre and Romsdal offers an adventure on many
levels and it is all down to the rythm of the sea.
It´s not just
any old sea that laps the coastline of Møre and Romsdal but the
Atlantic Ocean itself, demanding our attention. And it brings with it
bountiful gifts, even for those of you who are only paying a brief
visit. Some of the best fishing areas in the country are right here.
for water sports, like sailing or diving, are fantastic. Sailing
enthusiasts can pick up all the wind they need and, to a large extent,
can control the challenges they choose to take on board. Divers will
find crystal clear water, shipwrecks here and there, and unusually rich
flora and fauna, especially in the area around Runde which is
considered a wildlife paradise. But nature is the most important thing
of all. Whether there´s a storm blowing or it´s calm, sunny or raining
- it´s all part of nature and part of your holiday experience.
and Hellesylt were popular destinations from an early date. The first
boatload of tourists from abroad arrived in 1896. Today the
Geirangerfjord is the second most important cruise destination in
Norway, with well over a hundred ships calling in the summer as well as
the Coastal Steamer
(Hurtigruten). Geiranger and the Geirangerfjord is visited by about
700.000 tourists in the summer. During the summer you can take the
ferry and sail the length of the fjord from Hellesylt, and afterwards
view it from above, from the
lookout point at Dalsnibba.
THE ATLANTIC OCEAN ROAD
less sporty among us can enjoy the sea from the islands. The easiest
thing to do is to drive along Atlanterhavsveien out towards Hustadvika
from Averøy to Vevang. Out into the mouth of the fjord, the road winds
its way over bridges and embankments, from islet to island to islet
again. The vegetation is sparse, and the plants growing there have long
since adapted to a saltwater existence.
far more islands than you can imagine! Smøla and Averøya, Giske and Herøy, Frei and Haram, Midsund and Sandøy are all island municipalities
dotted the length of the coast. Although they share a past which is
closely tied to the sea, each of them can boast its own unique coastal
culture. Make plans for your trip and see for yourself !
island, 14 kilometres off the coast of Kristiansund, was at one time a
busy fishing community with 400 inhabitants. Today, the island is a
summer paradise, a reminder of how the world once was. The island of
Runde, with its bird colony, offers another type of adventure. This
island is the birds own island but there is plenty of room for
visitors, provided they show our feathered friends the respect they
The West Norwegian Fjords of Geirangefjord and Nærøyfjord was inscribed on UNESCOs World Heritage List in 2005. The two fjords are situated 120 km from each other and they are separated by the Jostedal glacier.
The World Heritage Site possesses a unique combination of glacial
landforms at the same time as each area is characterised by its own
Nordre-Vartdal and Barstadvik This stretch of the fjord is well-known
for its fishing and plastics industries. Here you will find salmon
rivers, popular fishing spots on quays and headlands all along the
Vartdalsfjord. Cabins and rooms to let, the church, Vartdalsstranda
fishing and hunting museum, and Sjøbua Ramoen, a renovated fish wharf
with a pub and good food. An ideal area for hiking, with Barstadvik as
the gateway to the climbing Mecca of Molladalen and to the summmt of
If you come from Molde, carry on through Åndalsnes and then go southwards on Rv 63 via Trollstigen and Trollveggen towards Geiranger.
That way you´ll see several fjords and mountains in one fell swoop. The
scenery here, as elsewhere in the county, is absolutely
breathtaking. Trollveggen and Romsdalshorn attract climbers from all
over the world. The rest of us can content ourselves with watching
them, adventure enough for ordinary mortals! Besides, there are plenty
of other excursions to
choose from in the area.
upon a time, Molde, "the Town of Roses", was a town of wooden houses
and large gardens full of flowers. The look-out point at Varden is a good way to start your visit. Today, many of the wooden houses
have gone, but the town is as fertile and blooming as it ever was. The
jazz festival has put the town on the international map, although Molde
has plenty of other attractions to offer.
lies on three islands in the mouth of the fjord and, although the town
is only 250 years old, people have been living here for at least 10,000
years. Take a trip with the Sund boat which serves the islands, and
walk around the town´s residential area. You don´t often see houses
painted in the wide variety of different colours you´ll see here ! And
while you´re in town, visit Norsk Kystkultursenter (the Norwegian
Coastal Culture Centre).
is a perfect town for anyone who loves old buildings. After the great
fire of 1904, the town was rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style of the day,
and a walk along the pedestrian street, assuredly the most beautiful
shopping area in Norway. The look-out point at Aksla is a good way to
start your visit.
There are three stave churches in Møre og Romsdal. Dating from the 15th century, Grip church stands on the island of the same name, 14
kilometres out at sea. It is one of the smallest and simplest of our
stave churches. The other two are Rødven, near Molde, and Kvernes on
the island of Averøy, near The Atlantic Ocean Road (Atlanterhavsveien).
every municipality you will find links to Local Directory. This will give you information ON whats happen localy in the municipality even Job vacancy.
GoNorway will present companies which have challenging job, development and career prospects in their organizations. In every municipality you will find links to companies offer Job opportunity.
The choice of different activities in Norway such as Golf, Skiing, Cycling, Cruising, Fishing, Stave churches etc.
You can see Video from Norway and from all the Countys.
In order that you may get the best out of your visit Norway we recommend that you visit the Tourist Information.