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Approximately 3½ Hours
Molde, often referred to as the Town of Roses, lies on Tomsdalfjord, blessedly sheltered from the northerly winds.
Transfer by coach to the Varden Viewpoint via the main roads of the city's commercial district. You'll learn that the city of Molde was largely destroyed during World War II, but a modern city rose from the ruins. Residential areas with detached wooden houses are surrounded by carefully-tended gardens.
You'll hike the wooded Varden Path for about an hour before reaching the Romsdal Open-Air Museum. This facility is a clutch of typical farmhouses from Counties Møre and Romsdal. Enjoy a traditional snack of a Norwegian pancake here, along with coffee and tea.
From Reknes Hill, take in the view over the town of Molde from another angle and return to the pier on foot.
Wear sturdy walking shoes and appropriate clothing. The walk is strenuous, but mostly downhill. Refreshments are served at an outdoor cafe.