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From the Varden viewpoint (407 metres above sea level) there is a good view of the town of Molde, the fjord and islands and the famous Molde panorama with its 222 partially snow-clad peaks. On clear days you can see as far as the fishing village of...more
Varden, Molde 6412, Norway
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Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

Over the city, the fjord and the mountains. Gives you a “understanding” of the topography of the area.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Plenning
Reviewed January 20, 2019

On a clear day you can see 222 mountain peaks! Amazing view of the surroundings of Molde. I live here, but this is the spot I always bring friends from abroad!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank SuzieMust
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We enjoyed our coffe and svele with brunost in the restaurant with the most amazing view over Molde area. We were lucky with the weather and could see how beautiful the country is. Definitely must to visit when in Molde.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kleopetra
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Our ship was late arriving so our tour bus from Geiranger made one last stop. What a treat! The views were impossible to capture on film but oh so worth it! Even with a little rain.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nancy C
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Surprise? Yes, there was forest, high trees all the way up. So we wondered if we ever could end up in a good view. But there it was, after the last bend of the road. It is really worth every extra minute to go there....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gunnel E
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

On a clear day, the view is in lack of other words natureporn. You can see the panorama in all of its mountain glory. And if the kiosk is open...icecream!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bendik H
Reviewed June 27, 2018

The view was worth the trip. We were told that it was an easy walk. We took the Hop on Bus and were glad we did. It was straight up hill.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank gregfV5253OO
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

We drove up the mountain although if you like you can hike up, steep climb but plenty of places to rest. The view at the top is Spectacular on a clear day you may be able to see the 222 mountains peaks unfortunately our day...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Stockers104
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Having read the reviews on here my wife and I decided that rather than go on an organized trip from our cruise ship we would walk up to Varden. Well I am not sure of the athletic ability of previous reviewers but we both exercise...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank petermM4961TK
Reviewed November 5, 2017

You can hike up the road or drive to this majestic viewpoint over Molde and the surrounding mountains. But be prepared its steep and long - even in a car the road can be a little bit challenging (steep and with a lot of curves,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank AddieHeidenDK
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March 20, 2018|
Response from vmahajan1957 | Reviewed this property |
The time at your disposal is too short to climb on foot. It is better to hire a taxi, which will take 15 minutes to the top, you can spend about half an hour at the top before taking the taxi back to resue your onward... More
Don S
March 11, 2018|
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Response from Don S |
Thank you ! We'll be on the Holland America Koningsdam ship but I'd guess the ships concierge could arrange the taxi.
December 15, 2017|
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