Molde is the town and municipality to the west of the
Atlantic Road and where most people will start their
journey. The settlement was formed as a trading post
in the late Middle Ages and became a city under royal
charter in 1742. Today it is a modern city which still
holds true to it's heritage.
As well as being known for fishing and production of
tiber it has been a tourist destination since the 19th
century with european royalty such as german KaiserWilhelm
II. Although the tourist industry was hit during the
world wars it has now rebounded and Molde is a destination
for cruise ships that travel along the Norway coast.
Molde is the hometown of former Norwegian Prime Minister
Kjell Magne Bondevik .
With 15 hotels in or near Molde it is a great place to
stay over night and start your trip.
See a live webcam of the Molde cruise ship docks here: