Roses, Jazz and hundreds of mountains
Molde is called the town of Roses but I think that the town is not worth the visit. But the view from Molde to the hundreds of mountains is really great and that is a good reason to go there.There is also a famous jazzfestival every year in Molde.I went there on a Hurtigrutenship in 2002.
Its a beautifully shaped bridege starting from Vevabg and you can come to Krisyiansund, a famous picturesque port town.
Its a magnificent bridge extended over the Atlantic sea. You should not miss it when you come to this region.
Jazz and roses
Molde is also called the city of the roses and the jazz, because they have jazz-festivals every year and you will see thousands of roses in the city of Molde.
I also like the mountains around Molde and it is good for shopping !
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Visit king Birch
Molde was badly bombarded in 1940 by invaders. The King and Crown Princess and Government members were evacuated from Oslo to Molde. The Government was temporarily seated in this city. The Royal family members hid themselves under birch trees in the forest.
That is why this monument was established called "King Birch Tree".
Hiking and fishing
There are both easy and hard hiking alternatives in and around Molde. The area north of Molde have well kept hiking trails leading to a number of fishing-lakes.
You should purchase a state fishing licence to fish in these lakes, it can be purchased at any post office and in some sportsgear shops. For 2005 the price is 30 NOK for a single day, 75 NOK for a week and 150 NOK for the entire season. Children under 16 does not require a fishing license.
Fishing permits are required to fish many of the best trout and salmon rivers as many of these are privately owned. Fishing permits can be bought locally. Some of the best rivers for salmon are Aura in Eikesdalen, Batnfjordselva in Batnfjord, Eira in Eresfjord, Malmeelva in Malmefjorden, Moaelva in Sylteosen, Oselva in Kleiveosen. Rent a car or go by bus to reach these from Molde. Some are as close as 20 min, others a bit farther away.
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Come to Molde during the jazz-festival when this small town springs to life. Usually set during the 3. week of July (week 29). Be ware, accomodations are hard to find during this week so book early!
If you're prepared to rough-it the "Jazz-camp" provides a cheap alternative 3km west of the city center. There are busses every half hour or hour from early morning until late at night. Bring your own tent!
Molde Stadium, also known as "Røkkeløkka" (Røkke's playground), named after Kjell Inge Røkke, once Norway's richest, who donated this stadium to his hometown. Home to Molde Fotballklubb (Molde Football Club), also once one of Norway's best teams, still in the first league, but hopelessly lagging behind...
Rica Seilet Hotel to the right and the ferry M/F Tresfjord (in the centre) coming in to dock at Molde.
Romsdalen Folk Museum
Its is a beautiful outdoor museum including 40 houeses. You can see the life in Romsdalen from the 14th to 20th century.
The museum has a wonderful cafe with local decorations.
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