24 Hours in Molde

Our top tips for how best to spend 24 hours in Molde

Now that you’ve booked your mountain bike tour in Norway with us you need to begin planning your travel to Molde, where the Gåssten is harboured and ready for your voyage into the fjords. Before the trip gets underway it’s worth exploring the local town with the help of our 24 hours in Molde guide.

We always recommend that you arrive at least one day before your adventure begins to allow for any travel or luggage delays. It’s also good to acclimatise to local time and recover from your journey before you start turning the pedals.

To help you make the most of your extra time in Norway, we’ve pooled our collective local knowledge to create this handy city guide for how best to spend 24 hours in Molde before you set off on your intrepid fjord exploration in our mountain bike tour in Norway.


If travelling has left you feeling a little tired you should take a stroll from your accommodation through the many rose gardens Molde is famed for, before sniffing out the tasty treats and top drawer coffee on offer in the quirky Fole Godt AS cafe and bakery.

For those feeling adventurous and energetic a hike to the Varden viewpoint some 400m above town is well worth doing for the vista over the fjords and hundreds of peaks on the horizon.


The Romsdal Museum should definitely be on your Molde hit list. A 10-minute walk from town will have you stepping back in time with streets of old wooden houses and buildings.

You can stroll through the quaint surroundings, find yourself a bench by the pond or flower beds, or delve further into the history in the new “Krona” exhibition centre.


The summer daylight hours are stretched this far north meaning you won’t be scrabbling to squeeze in your to do list. We’d recommend heading down to Glass restaurant on the waterfront with a stylish interior, friendly hosts, and a great mix of quality food and wine.

Before heading to bed, a walk along the waterfront in the late evening twilight will have you chomping at the bit to get aboard the Gåssten to set sail into the labyrinth of fjords.

5 Local Phrases

‘God morgon!’; Good morning!

‘Takk’; Thank you

‘Vær så snill’; Please

‘Ser deg seinare’; See you later

‘Hva heter du?’ ; What is your name?

Accommodation Options

Molde Fjorstuer

Scandic Seilet

Quality Hotel Alexandra (best to search in booking.com)

Molde Transport Links

You needn’t worry about finding your way to your pre-trip accommodation from the airport in Molde, your captain for the week Sven (or one of our other crew members) will pick you up and shuttle you to your hotel.