Top 41 attractions to explore in Møre og Romsdal
It is an area of iconic fjords but also of beautiful mountains, countless waterfalls, myriad islands, rugged coasts, and great valleys.
Ålesund Church was built in 1909 after the old church from 1854 was destroyed in the Great Town Fire of 1904. The church is built in concrete and Norwegian marble and is beautifully decorated with stained glass windows and frescoes. The church is usually closed on Monday and Saturday,
The Atlantic Ocean Road or the Atlantic Road is an 8.3-kilometer-long section of County Road 64 that runs through an archipelago in Hustadvika and Averøy municipalities in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It passes by Hustadvika, an unsheltered part of the Norwegian Sea, connecting the island of Averøy with the mainland and Romsdalshalvøya peninsula. It runs between the villages of Kårvåg in Averøy and Vevang in Hustadvika.
The Atlantic Sea-Park is an aquarium in Ålesund, Norway. It was founded in 1951 as a limited company. The current facility was officially opened 15 June 1998. The Atlantic Sea-Park is one of Scandinavia's largest saltwater aquariums and one of the leading tourist attractions in the area. Founded in 1951 as a limited company, the Aquarium moved in 1967 into more permanent premises in the basement of the "Fishermen House" near Brosundet. In 1976 the aquarium was turned into a foundation.
Bjørnsund Lighthouse is a coastal lighthouse in Hustadvika Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The lighthouse is located on the small island of Moøya in the Bjørnsund islands, about 5 kilometers west of the village of Bud on the mainland. The lighthouse was first established in 1871 and it was automated in 1986. The lighthouse was listed as a protected site in 2000.
Borgund Church is situated in the old trading community Borgundkaupangen and is partially built on the remains of the old St. Peter's Church from the 12th century. Most parts of today's church are from 1904, with lovely carvings by Nicolai Mejdel og Hans Johannessen.
Dalsnibba is a mountain in Stranda Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located at the end of the Geiranger valley, about 7 km south of the village of Geiranger and the Geirangerfjorden. The 2-square-kilometer lake Djupvatnet lies directly to the southeast of the mountain. The mountain is located very near the county border with both Oppland and Sogn og Fjordane counties, in the southeastern part of Møre og Romsdal county.
A beautiful lake located in the southeastern Stranda Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county. The lake is part of the headwaters of the Otta river system which flows southeast into the lake Breiddalsvatnet and on into Oppland county. The mountain Dalsnibba is located immediately northwest of the lake, and there is a road leading to the top that begins on the northwest side of the lake. This is a 2 square kilometer lake and is 3,333 ft above sea level.
Eikesdalsvatnet is a lake in Molde Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The lake is long and narrow, roughly 18 kilometers in length, and it is the largest lake in Møre og Romsdal county. The village of Eikesdalen is located at the southern end of the lake. The average depth is 89 meters such that most of the lake's volume is below sea level.
Geiranger Church is an octagonal church built-in 1842 in timber, seating 120. The architect was Hans Klipe. It is located in the village of Geiranger, and the end of the famous Geirangerfjorden. The first church was a stave church that was about 6 metres wide and about 17 metres long. That church was torn down in 1742. Two years later, a new cruciform church on the same site was completed.
Giske is an island in Giske Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It covers an area of 2.67 square kilometers. It is flat, with the highest point 23 meters above the mean sea level. The island is connected by the Giske Bridge to the neighboring island of Valderøya to the east and by the Godøy Tunnel to the island of Godøya to the southwest. Giske Church, dating back to the 12th century, sits on the southern coast of the island.
A beautiful island which was located in the Giske Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway, which is famous for its natural beauty and there is a lot of cultivated farmland along the shores. Fishing and fish processing are the main industries for the island. It also has a variety of wildlife.
Grip Stave Church is a historic parish church of the Church of Norway in Kristiansund Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located in the now-abandoned fishing village of Grip on the small island of Grip about 14 kilometers northwest of the town of Kristiansund. It was an annex church for the Kristiansund parish which is part of the Ytre Nordmøre prosti in the Diocese of Møre. The white, wooden church was built in a rectangular stave church style in 1470 by an unknown architect.
The beautiful Hjørundfjord takes the breath away from an increasing number of travelers as it cuts 35 km into the massive mountains of the Sunnmøre Alps. A multitude of glaciers, alpine farms, fishing waters, and small villages such as Sæbø, Trandal, Øye, and Standal offer unique experiences of fjord life.
Hornindalsvatnet is Norway's and Europe's deepest lake, officially measured to a depth of 514 metres. Its surface is 53 metres above sea level, which means that its bottom is 461 metres below sea level. It is one of the main tourist attraction in this area and a lot of people visits this place every day.
Innerdalstårnet is a majestic mountain in Innerdalen. The Innerdalen, is a valley famous for being one of the most beautiful valleys in Norway. Innerdalstårnet is the unmistakeable cone-shaped spear that any visitor of Innerdalen will notice. The normal-route is class 3-4 scrambling. In addition, there are several classic climbing routes.
Designed by the architect Odd Østby on the theme "Rock Crystals In Roses " and consecrated in 1964, this is perhaps Norway's most daring church building. When light flows through the 320 color glass windows in all shades of red and yellow, the 30-meter high chancel wall is transformed into a symphony of colors.
A beautiful and special stave church. it was built in the period 1631 – 33, and not in the 13th century! This makes Kvernes unique: Norways only stave church built after the Middle Ages. Inside the church, there is choir screen with a crucifix and royal monogram, baroque pulpit, painted acanthus decorations. The altarpiece is from 1475.
The Mardalsfossen waterfall cascades 297 meters down into the valley and is the fourth highest waterfall in the world (the whole waterfall is 655 m). The waterfall is an impressive sight in the period when the water is released by the hydroelectricity company - from 20th June to 20th August each year. It is easily reachable from the road and is one of the famous places in this area.
The cathedral, which was consecrated in 1957, is a double-nave long church in a Gothic style. A 50-meter high freestanding bell tower culminates in a copper-clad pyramid. The interior of the church contains some lovely stained glass, and is richly decorated. It is the third church to be built on the site. The two first ones burned down, but an old wooden cross and Axel Ender's "Easter Morning" altarpiece were rescued from the flames.
Map of attractions in Møre og Romsdal