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.
Attractions in Møre og Romsdal
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.
Mongefossen is a waterfall in the Rauma Municipality of Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is the fourth tallest single-drop waterfall in the world. It's located near the European route E136 highway and the Rauma River, which it flows into. There is some dispute as to the height, but it is generally listed at 773 metres. As is the case with many of Norway's waterfalls, it has been targeted for hydroelectric power, which results in greatly diminished water flow during the summer tourist season.
Mannen is a mountain in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The 1,294-metre tall mountain is located just west of Horgheim, along the river Rauma in the Romsdalen valley. Mannen has a distinctive needle peak. The mountain's shape has been compared to an enormous seated goose that looks out over the Rauma valley, from which it can easily be seen.
Norddalsfjorden is a branch off of the main Storfjorden in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The fjord is located in Fjord Municipality and a small part is also in Stranda Municipality. The fjord is 16 kilometres long, when you include the Tafjorden arm that stretches further east, it is 24 kilometres in total. mouth sits to the west between the village of Liabygda on the northern shore and mount Skrednakken on the southern shore. Daily a lot of tourists visits this place and spends some leisure
Ona Lighthouse is located on the small island of Ona in Ålesund Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The lighthouse is built on Onakalven, the highest cliff on the island overlooking the harbor and the few, clustered wooden houses on this small island. The original rotating Fresnel lens remains in use.
One of the largest and most comprehensive folk museums in Norway is located only a 10 minutes’ walk from the center of Molde town. The Romsdal Museum was established in 1912 and portrays buildings and interesting interiors from the whole region. The town street ”Bygata” shows typical Molde townhouses from the pre-war period. Get a guided tour or wander around on your own. The museum is situated in a nice park area with benches where you can relax, a duck pond, and lush flower beds.
Romsdalen is a valley in the western part of Norway. The 60-kilometer long valley runs through Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county and Lesja Municipality in Innlandet county. It is the valley of the Rauma river, from Old Norse word Raumsdalr which means Rauma valley. The traditional district of Romsdal, which makes up about one-third of Møre og Romsdal county, is named for the valley of Romsdalen. The main road E136 and the Rauma line runs along the valley floor.
Romsdalsfjord or Romsdal Fjord is the ninth-longest fjord in Norway. It is 88 kilometres long and located in the Romsdal district of Møre og Romsdal county. It flows through the municipalities of Molde, Ålesund, Vestnes, and Rauma. The deepest point in the fjord is just southwest of the town of Molde, where it is 550 meters deep. Romsdalsfjord is a threshold-fjord, as it is separated from the ocean by 180-meter deep shallower areas at the mouth. Several islands and skerries also shelter the wide
The history of this church dates back to the 13th century, and a crucifix from that period is among the oldest furnishings. A new chancel and sacristy was built in the 17th century and restored to its present look early in the 18th century. Daily guiding during the summer season. The brown, wooden church was built in a long church style during the 12th century by an unknown architect. The church seats about 100 people.
Runde is an island in the municipality of Herøy in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The island has a population of 113 people, and it is connected by the Runde Bridge to the island of Remøya to the south. It is famous for its enormous number of birds. It is said that there are about 500,000 to 700,000 seabirds inhabiting the island, most of them are to be found in the cliffs. The Runde Environmental Centre is a research station at the bird island.
The Seven Sisters is the 39th tallest waterfall in Norway. The 410-meter tall waterfall consists of seven separate streams, and the tallest of the seven has a free fall that measures 250 meters. The waterfall is located just south of the historic Knivsflå farm, across the fjord from the old Skageflå farm. The falls are about 6.5 kilometers west of the village of Geiranger. It is part of the Geiranger World Heritage Site.
Skageflå is one of a handful of historic mountain farms on the steep mountainsides along the Geirangerfjorden. It is located in Stranda Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Skageflå lies approximately 250 meters above the fjord. The farm is a 2 to 4 hour walk from the nearby village of Geiranger, and can also be reached with help of a local sightseeing boat. The boat takes passengers to a spot on the fjord just below the farm, from where they face a very steep half-hour climb.
Skårasalen is a popular mountain to visit during the ski season. It is one of the easier 1500 meters in the Sunnmøre area, due to the road that enables you to drive up to approximately 500 meters above sea level. The normal route is without difficulties, but pay attention to the risk of avalanches early in the season.
Slogen is a 7.4 mile loop trail located near Norangsfjorden, Møre og Romsdal, Norway that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking. . Many famous Norwegians have been on the top of this mountain, including most notably Queen Sonja of Norway.
Store Trolltind a mountain summit in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. At 1,788 metres in height, it is the highest point along the Trolltindane ridge. It has the vertical Trollveggen cliff separating the peak from the Romsdalen valley below, a drop of about 1,700 metres which makes it the highest vertical cliff in Europe.
Store Venjetinden is a mountain in the municipality f Rauma in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located about 3 kilometers northeast of the mountain Romsdalshornet, about 4 kilometers east of the Rauma river and European Route E136, and about 10 kilometers southeast of the town of Åndalsnes. It is the highest summit in the Romsdalsalpane range.
The Storseisundet Bridge is the longest of the eight bridges that make up the Atlanterhavsveien, the road connection from the mainland Romsdal peninsula to the island of Averøya in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The bridge sits on the border between Eide Municipality and Averøy Municipality and passes through an archipelago as it links mainland Norway with the island of Averoy. It is one of the country's official national tourist routes.
A beautiful water deep inlet which was located in the Møre og Romsdal county of Norway. It ranges from 600 to 2,000 meters. The famous Geirangerfjorden branches off to the west from the Sunnylvsfjorden. It is one of the famous tourist destinations. A lot of people come here and spend some leisure time in the banks of this inlet and also they have some water activities here.
The Troll Wall or Trollveggen is part of the mountain massif Trolltindene in the Romsdalen valley in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located to the south of the towns of Åndalsnes and Molde inside the Reinheimen National Park. The Troll Wall is the tallest vertical rock face in Europe, about 1,100 metres from its base to the summit of its highest point. At its steepest, the summit ridge overhangs the base of the wall by nearly 50 metres. The Rauma River and the Europe
Valderøya or Valderøy is an island off the west coast of Norway. It is part of the Giske Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county. The island is connected to the city of Ålesund to the south via the Valderøy Tunnel to the island of Ellingsøy and then by the Ellingsøy Tunnel to Ålesund. Valderøya is also connected to the island Vigra to the north by a short bridge. It is also connected to the island of Giske to the west by the Giske Bridge.
Vinnufossen or Vinnufallet is the tallest waterfall in Europe and the sixth-tallest in the world. The 865-meter tall tiered horsetail waterfall is located just east of the village of Sunndalsøra in the municipality of Sunndal in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The falls are part of the river Vinnu which flows down from the Vinnufjellet mountain and it is fed from the Vinnufonna glacier. The falls flow into the river Driva near the village of Hoelsand.
Map of attractions in Møre og Romsdal