Encompassing deep fjords, snow-capped mountains and dramatic waterfalls, Møre og Romsdal is the northernmost county in Western Norway. Scenic driving routes, passenger ferries and railways highlight its natural beauty while the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund is packed with museums and cultural attractions.
Things to do in Møre og Romsdal
Architecturally significant towns, historic railways and breathtakingly beautiful scenic drives – Møre og Romsdal is one of Norway’s most captivating regions.
Ride the Rauma Railway from Dombås to Åndalsnes. One of Norway's most scenic rail journeys, the Rauma Railway features dramatic hairpin bends, tunnels and river crossings between Dombås to Åndalsnes. It was considered a feat of engineering when it first opened in 1924, with a highlight of its 114-kilometre-long route being the mountainous valley views on offer from the Kylling Bridge.
Admire the Art Nouveau architecture of Ålesund. Located at the entrance to the Geirangerfjord, Ålesund is a colourful port town that’s considered one of Norway’s most beautiful settlements. Learn about the devastating fire of 1904 at the Aalesunds Museum and stroll along the sheltered harbour before soaking up the island and fjord views from the top of Mount Aksla.
Drive the Golden Route. Stretching 106 kilometres from Geiranger to Trollstigen, the Golden Route winds its way through some of Norway’s most majestic natural scenery and is designated as one of the country’s 18 National Tourist Routes. It’s dotted with architecturally-impressive viewing platforms and marked by awe-inspiring hairpin bends that connect its rugged mountains and fjord-side villages.
Getting around Møre og Romsdal
Ålesund Airport is the main aviation gateway to Møre og Romsdal and has flights to destinations across Europe, while Oslo is around seven hours’ drive away. Buses connect most of the region’s towns, although having your own vehicle is ideal for visiting smaller villages. Ferries connect Møre og Romsdal’s numerous islands and fjords, while towns are compact enough to explore on foot.