The Classic Norway Escape Route

from Molde to the open sea and back again via the Atlantic Road

Classic Norway - small hotels in big surroundings! The hotel chain has some of Norway's most charming hotels and traditional rorbu accommodation. On this trip, you get to stay in three of them, and experience Molde, the town of roses, the world famous Atlantic Road and the coastal culture of Nordmøre, right out at the ocean's edge. You decide how long you want to stay - a few days in each place is recommended.

Fly from Bergen or Oslo to Molde 

Molde - the town of roses - is located in a beautiful setting with fantastic view of the Romsdalsfjord and the 222 peaks of the Molde Panorama. Stay at Hotell Molde Fjordstuer on the edge of the quay in the centre of Molde. A la carte Restaurant.

Molde - Finnøy

The journey out to the fishing village far out at the ocean´s edge is an experience in itself. The final ferry journey takes around one hour and is an exotic experience in all kinds of weather. We go ashore of Finnøy and check in at Finnøy Havstuer, on premises that used to house a trading station and fish landing plant. Here you will be served food that comes straight from the sea, and you will also find one of the world´s biggest collections of Norwegian aquavit. On Finnøy, it´s easy to relax, unwind and energise. You can also travel out to Ona, go fishing or enjoy a swimming complex with fantastic views og the open sea.

Finnøy - Håholmen

After a hearty breakfast, you return to the mainland and travel on out to Bud, a lively and charming fishing village, where you can eat lunch and visit Ergan Coastal Fort. Drive the outermost road and see Hustadvika - a beautiful, but dreaded stretch of sea. Many ships have been lost in this area. We arrive at the world-famous Atlantic Road with its seven bridges. Known as the "road in the sea", it winds its way like a sea serpent from Bud to Kårvåg on Averøy. The listed fishing village Håholmen near Kårvåg has served as a meeting place, harbour, home and workplace for fishermen, seamen, traders and travellers for centuries. The Viking ship Kvitserk takes visitors across to the village. Don´t miss the signature dish klipfish when you´re there. Go on an eagle safari or fishing trip, or just enjoy the peace and quit and the atmosphere of the historical surroundings. After a night or two in authentic Håholmen and breakfast at Ytterbrygga with a view of the ocean, you return to Molde.

Key Info:

  • June - July and August
  • Map press here...
  • Number of days (minimum and maximum): 5-7
  • Number of km (round off): 220 km
  • Number of ferries: 5


Main steps: 

Molde - Finnøy - Atlanterhavsvegen - Håholmen - Molde