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Approximately 8 Hours
Although a northern city, Molde is surrounded by mountains boasts a mild climate fostered by the Gulf Stream and its sheltered location. This wonder of nature has provided Molde with the perfect climate for growing roses -- and hence its "City of Roses" nickname.
Your excursion starts with a panoramic drive through Molde and a short ferry crossing to Vestnes on the far side of the fjord. Continue up the Skorgedalen Valley, driving through the towns of Ørskog and Sjøholt. Skirting the fjord, known for good salmon fishing, you'll reach Liabygd where the production of furniture is an important industry.
En route to Valldal -- an area well known for its strawberry fields -- you will pass the old octagonal Stordal Church, built in 1789. From Valldal, the road then takes you across a mountain plateau.
Lunch is served en route.
Stop for photos at Gudbrandsjuvet Gorge before you proceed to Trollstigheimen in the heart of the Trolltindene Mountains. Leave the coach to walk out to one of the viewpoint platforms for a breathtaking view of the valley and the famous Troll Path below.
A gravity-defying road with 11 hairpin bends leads you down to Isterdal, where you can admire the famous Troll Wall -- revered and reviled by mountaineers the world over.
Continue to Åfarnes and board the ferry for a short crossing to Sølsnes. More scenic driving and an underwater tunnel bring you, via Bolsøy, back to Molde.