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Hiking Varden and Open Air Museum

Port/City: Molde, Norway

Activity Type:
Active Adventures

Approximate Duration:
3 hour(s) 15 minute(s)

Prices starting from:
*109.00 USD (Adult)
*99.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)

Restrictions:  N/A

Important Port/City Information

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Shore Excursions
Hiking Varden and Open Air Museum - MW22

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Molde, often called the "Town of Roses" lies sheltered from northerly winds by the Romsdalfjord. We start from the pier by buses taking us up to the viewpoint "Varden".  On the way there we pass first through the modern main street with a great variety of shops, Molde was badly damaged during the 2nd World War but appears today as an attractive, modern town.  We continue up the hillside, passing semi-detached and detached homes, most of them built in wood, with lovely gardens.  From the viewpoint at Varden there is a spectacular view down on the Romsdalsfjord with its many small islands lying just off Molde and on the opposite side of the fjord we can on clear days count 87 peaks, most of them covered in snow. We begin our walk by heading towards the Storli-Lodge, and continue to Mali’s Café where we shall drop in for refreshments and try some of the local specialities, i.e. "svele" - a type of pancake. This part of our walk takes some 60 min. and is done on the old "Varde"-road, which is really just a good path. Proceed to the Romsdal open air museum. Here we are given a short introduction and shall also visit two of the old, typical farmhouses gathered from all parts of the county Møre & Romsdal. Just behind the museum lies the Reknes-hill and we climb it to have a view from another angle over the town and surroundings.  We proceed through the Reknes Park on a road zigzagging downwards towards the town once more, passing the House of Culture on our way, and shortly after we are back at the quayside. Note- Please be sure to wear sturdy, flat shoes and something windproof like an anorak. Kindly note that the walk is mainly downhill.

• Active tour – hike, Norwegian pancakes, Views.

What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Camera
• Cash/credit cards

What to Wear:
• Wear sturdy
• Flat shoes
• Windproof jacket

Important Notes:

• Guests must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate.
• Guests with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour particularly tours categorized as strenuous.
• Guests who have concerns must consult with their personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be strenuous for them.

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