More and Romsdal

Photo from Alesund

More and Romsdal has all you are looking for on your travel to explore Norway. The fjords. Beautiful towns, stunning waterfalls, impressing views, scenic landscapes and not to forget the many beautiful islands.

Coat of Arms for the county

More and Romsdal (Møre og Romsdal in Norwegian language) is on of Norways 19 counties, and is located in the northernmost part of the western Norway. The county has 3 regions: Sunnmøre in the south, Romsdal in the middle and Nordmøre in the north.

The coat-of-arms is from 1978, and shows three Viking ships (the masts and the yards create three crosses). The three ships represents the three districts of the county.



The main Towns of the County

Photo from Kristiansund

There are several towns in Møre and Romsdal, but the main ones are Ålesund, Molde and Kristiansund. We will also present another, smaller town, and this is Åndalsnes. Åndalsnes is the gate to the county for anyone arriving with the train.

All the three towns have an airport: Ålesund Airport Vigra, Molde Airport Aarø and Kristiansund Airport Kvernberget, all connected with the main airport in Oslo.

The Norwegian Coastal Liner, the Hurtigruten is also visiting all three towns every day.

Attractions

Photo from the Atlantic Road

More and Romsdal is surrounded by beautiful, stunning nature, and this is the Atlantic Road just south of Kristiansund.  Hundreds of thousand people are visiting here every year, and of course it's built for use of the people living here, and not just for tourism.

Photo from Trollstigen

Another impressive road in the county is the Trollstigen Road. It was finished in 1936, and opened by the present Norwegian king Haakon VII.

It is piece of art in ingeniering, and is a real breathtaker. Steep, wild and in the middle you are crossing a bridge over a quite huge waterfall.

Photo from Runde

The "bird island" Runde is another attracion that we recommend. Far out by the Atlantic ocean you will find the light-house of Runde and be impresssed by the nature out here.

Hundreds of thousands of seabirds are to be seen, and among them is the rare "Lunde". This is the Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica), also known as the common puffin, or the "sea parrot".

Photo from Alesund Atlantic Sea Park

In Ålesund you will also find the "Atlantic Sea Park", or Atlanterhavsparken in Norwegian.

The Atlantic Sea-Park is an aquarium that was founded in 1951, but is now modernized and the current facility was officially opened in 1998.

This is one of Scandinavia's largest saltwater aquariums and one of the leading tourist attractions in the area. It is also one of the largest seal exhibits in the world, as well as presenting a penguin park.





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