Molde Airport Mini Guide
Molde doesn’t Sound too Tempting, Can you Change my Mind?
Molde is one of the most interesting places in Norway and definitely worth a visit. In fact it should probably be one of the must-visit parts of the country. There is so much to do there and a lot of it is unique to Molde. The panorama around the city is comprised of 222 peaks which are snow clad for most of the year. The city is also home to The Romsdal Museum, the largest folk museum in Norway detailing the crafts and culture of the country.
OK, so How can I Get to see the Sights of Molde?
You need flights to Molde Airport. Unfortunately, all passenger flights are domestic so you’ll probably need to book Ryanair flights to Oslo
then get the connecting flight to Molde. Once there you’ll find it quick and easy to get into the city.
What’s the Airport Like?
It’s unusual in that the people of Molde were miffed that airports were being built for the cities of Alesund
to the west and east of Molde so they decided to build their own. The result was a good and popular airport with very acceptable facilities. As the airport’s success grew, the government decided to buy it from the town.
What can I Expect when I Arrive?
If you’re in need of any information there’s a help desk in the public area that deals with general airport enquiries but also covers transport, accommodation and general tourist information. There aren’t any banks here but the ATM will give you enough local currency to survive your first day in the city. Getting from the airport to your accommodation is easy. There’s an airport shuttle bus that operates between the airport and the centre of Molde. Taxis are on hand too and as the distance is short, the fare is reasonable. Many people hire a car from the airport and the companies’ desks are found next to the doors of the airport.
What about Whilst I’m Waiting for my Departure?
If you need assistance, don’t forget to give the airport 48 hours’ notice so they can help you through the airport procedures. There’s a nice restaurant with a slightly unnerving name – the Flavours of Molde – but the food is excellent and great value for money. The kiosk, bizarrely, also offers hot meals although these tend to be microwaved and there’s also a bar called ‘Bar In’ which does light snacks, coffee and alcoholic drinks. There’s a duty free shop offering the kind of goods one would expect there but it’s worth whiling away fifteen minutes or so there. There’s even free Wi-Fi access at the airport. You’ll need to collect a voucher which lasts for an hour but, if you need another, just ask, it’s still free!
Molde has so much to tempt the traveller it’s no wonder the town wanted an airport here. If you’ve hired a car and love the great outdoors, visit Skaret where a whole community welcomes visitors to spend time exploring the forest and taking part in traditional craft activities.
The best experience around Molde must be the Atlantic Road. When construction finished in 1900 the world’s most incredible stretch of coastal highway was ready for the public. Today, in winter storms, huge waves break over the road that links the hundreds of tiny islands along the coast.